The cream of Scotland’s young musical talent performed at a special concert in Edinburgh last weekend, 19/20 November 2016. Read more about the event here.

Thank you to the Edinburgh Schools guide for publicity leading up to our Open Day on Saturday 05th November.



Congratulations to former Music School student Lisa Kerr who has been appointed the first female principal at Gordonstoun School. (Prince Charles and William Boyd are former pupils of the £30k per year private school).



Music School students were invited to perform for the opening of the Scottish Learning Festival at the SECC Glasgow on the 21st September. They performed 4 pieces leading up to the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney's Opening Address. The whole thing was streamed live across the world and a YouTube link can be found here: 


After the performance Mr Swinney met and congratulated the students on their fantastic performances.

BHS Music School student Ruairi Logan (3S2) has just returned from the 2016 School Games in Loughborough having won medals for Scotland.

Ruairi won the Gold Medal in the Wheelchair Tennis event, Silver in the Doubles event - and was also awarded the overall Fair Play Award.

The 2016 School Games has seen more than 1,600 competitors compete in future Olympic and Paralympic sports and is seen as the springboard for Team GB athletes competing at Tokyo 2020.





The Edinburgh Branch of the Saltire Society are funding a range of instruments for the City of Edinburgh Music School, so they were delighted when Alicia Soares, first recipient of a three-quarters-sized cello, entertained them to a delightful short concert before their AGM on 20 May. Seen here with outgoing Branch Convenor Mary Fleming are pianist Stuart Montgomery, Assistant Director Susan Emslie, Alicia Soares and her proud father.



Guide for Parents


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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