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Homecoming II at the Queen’s Hall

On Monday 4th March, the City of Edinburgh Music School held its QUEENSHALL HOMECOMING A4second Homecoming concert in Edinburgh’s iconic Queen’s Hall, celebrating students past and present in a joyful showcase of musical skill and performing prowess. 

CoEMS musicians from Broughton and Flora’s wowed a packed house with solo and ensemble numbers, culminating in a memorable performance of Mackay's Memoirs, Martyn Bennett’s powerful and moving final work: commissioned for the centenary of Broughton High School, written specifically for his fellow CoEMS co-students and then performed as part of the celebrations for the opening of the Scottish Parliament on July 1st 1999. 

The whole evening was compèred by Lisa Kerr, a contemporary of Martyn Bennett’s at the Music School and now Principal of Gordonstoun.

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

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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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