Lisa Kerr

Lisa Kerr 2Lisa attended the Music School 1984-1990.  After studying music at the University of York, she went on to a highly successful twenty-year mdia career, including as a producer at Classic FM, MD of a local radio group and Director of Strategy for the industry body.  She then ran her own strategy company, cinsulting across a wide range of sectors, including transport, health, technology and the arts.

Her distinguished non-executive career includes seven years as Vice Chair of Scottish Opera.  In 2016, Lisa was appointed as the first female principal of Gordounstoun, the world leader in character education, wich recently published research with the University of Edinburgh into the lifelong value of out-of-classroom learning experiences, and which counts HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, Olympian Heather Stanning and author WIlliam Boyd amongst its alumni.


Guide for Parents

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In accepting a student into The Music School, The City of Edinburgh Council is making a major commitment to resources, and if the School is to be of maximum benefit to its students this commitment must be matched by that of students and parents. This guide is intended to help parents play their part in the process.

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The Selection Procedure


A preliminary audition can be arranged through the Director of The Music School at any time during the academic year. On the basis of this informal meeting advice will be given on whether or not to proceed further. Those short-listed for a final audition will be called in for assessment by a panel of highly-renowned musicians from both within and outwith the School.

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