In 2003 a group of Music School students formed a band, The Blue Nova Sisters. Click here to find out what some of the band members are doing now.
Congratulations to Shakira Segalla-Humbert(S1), Lucy Ruuskanen(S1) & Chiara Lordi (S2) who were all finalists in their age group. Chiara went on to win the Intermediate competition and received a trophy, £300 and a trip to London to perform at Steinway Hall.
The Tatler has named Broughton High School as top state secondary school. You can read more about this huge accolade for here:
On Friday 26th August Music School students will perform at St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place at 1pm.
It is part of the Fringe Festival and all are welcome. Admission is free and the recital lasts about 50 minutes.
Former Music School pupil Martyn Bennett has been in our minds a great deal recently.
Here are some links to his work in the media:
The opening night of this year’s Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow featured a full orchestration of Martyn Bennett's last album, Grit, by cross-genre classical violinist Greg Lawson. Bennett died from cancer in 2005 at the age of 33. You can get a taste of the concert with a clip of the encore, while in a special film by NATALIE MOSS for BBC Arts, Lawson discusses how he reimagined the record credited with starting the musical evolution of Celtic fusion. We also present a selection of BBC archive performances and interviews. Below, folk journalist JIM GILCHRIST tells the story of the man behind the album and chooses his highlights from this year's festival programme.
Highlights from the Celtic Connections 2015 opening ceremony featuring the World Premiere of the Martyn Bennett's GRIT will be broadcast tonight on BBC 2 Scotland at 21:30 and subsequently available on BBC iPlayer. The album GRIT, originally release in October 2003, was to be Martyn's final masterpiece; a complex mixture of electronica, dance beats and samples offset by the voices of traditional singers whose music and words Martyn was raised on.
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.
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.