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St Mary’s Music School rehearse for live concert

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The final rehearsals of Tom David Wilson’s composition ‘Imagined Conversation on Blackford Hill’ have taken place this week.Composer, Tom David Wilson, lead pupils of St Mary’s Music School through one of their final rehearsals ahead of the premiere of his new composition, Imagined...

New plans for Music School to be considered by the council

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The former Royal High School at the foot of Calton Hill has been the subject of legal and planning wrangles for some years, and has been empty for more than half a century. It...

Music school appoints leading violinist to staff

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A gifted violinist has been appointed as Head of Strings at St Mary's Music School.Dr Valerie Pearson joins the school from the University of York where her interest in modern music and the...

Two young musicians win top prize at St Mary’s Music School

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This year for the first time in two decades there is not one but two winners of the Directors Recital Prize at St Mary's Music School.The prize is awarded to senior pupils who...

St Mary’s Music School to collaborate with the SCO

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Scotland's specialist music school in Edinburgh's West End is to make music with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) this spring.The SCO Wind Academy is open to school-aged wind instrument players who have reached...

St Mary’s Music School Christmas concert will be at St Cuthbert’s on Monday

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A ‘Christmas Pastorella’ and a tribute to Beethoven from Scotland’s National Music School.St Mary's Music School will hold their annual Christmas Concert next week.Pupils will take to the stage at St Cuthbert’s Parish Church,...

St Mary’s Music School Annual Concert Programme for June 2019

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The talented young musicians at St Mary’s Music School are welcoming the start of the summer and the end of another successful year for Scotland’s national music school with three concerts in the capital...

St Mary’s Music School Spring Concert – 27 March 2019

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The young musicians from the national music school will be giving their annual Spring Concert in Edinburgh on Wednesday 27 March with a programme based around the works of Henry Purcell.  A Portrait of Purcell ...

Flagship gift from Germany for St Mary’s

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Fundraiser for new St Mary's Music School piano has exceeded target.A very special gift from Germany has arrived for use by young musicians at St Mary's. Following a fundraising campaign by one of...

St Mary’s Music School launch new animated film

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St Mary's Music School which has its home in Edinburgh's West End has launched a new animated film for Giving Tuesday 27 November. This is the day when you are asked to put aside...

New paper sculpture gifted to St Mary’s Music School

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Scotland’s National Music School has today received the gift of a paper sculpture from Edinburgh’s Anonymous Sculptor whose works have intrigued the literary and arts world at home and internationally since the first one...

Scotland’s National Music School’s Directors’ Recital Prize 2018

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Eighteen year Spanish student wins prestigious music prizeScotland’s national music school’s highly prestigious Directors’ Recital Prize 2018 has been won by an eighteen year old student pianist from Alicante, Spain. Salvador Sanchez, an S6 pupil,...

St Mary’s Music School presents A Symphony of Carols

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Pupils of Scotland’s national music school will be performing their annual Christmas concert in Edinburgh on 11 December 2017. St Mary’s Music School’s A Symphony of Carols will take place at St Cuthbert’s Parish Church,...

Royal High School Preservation Trust appeal to the Lord Provost

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The trustees of the Royal High School Preservation Trust have appealed to the Lord Provost to support their bid to convert the empty school into a new home for St Mary's Music School.The trustees...

St Mary’s Music School Directors’ Recital Prize won by accordionist

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St Mary's Music School announced the winner of the highly prestigious Directors’ Recital Prize 2017.Ryan Corbett an S6 pupil who plays the accordion has won the prize against stiff competition from three other senior soloists...

One Voice Rally held for The Old Royal High School

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A rallying call for two of Scotland’s national treasures to come together took place this week when three of those behind the Perfect Harmony campaign addressed a musical “One Voice” Rally at Edinburgh’s Canongate...

Music school the preferred option for the old Royal High

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Over 81% of those asked favour the scheme to turn the old Royal High School into a music school over a hotel development.The Royal High School Preservation Trust (RHSPT), who are behind the music...

Perfect Harmony at St Mary’s Music School

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Keir Bloomer will spearhead campaign to establish St Mary’s Music School as a centre for youth music for pupils from throughout Scotland  Leading Scots educationist Keir Bloomer has become an official ambassador for the Perfect...

St Mary’s Music School will perform three concerts this month

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St Mary’s Music School celebrates the end of a successful year for Scotland’s National Music School with three concerts in the capital this month. The series of concerts begins with a musical treat for jazz lovers with Jazz...

Nicola Benedetti to give Nigel Murray Masterclass

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During a week when Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti MBE will appear at The Queen's Hall, she has also agreed to give the Nigel Murray Masterclass for five young violinists from St Mary’s Music School. The masterclass will be...

St Mary’s Music School auditioning for the next generation

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The city's specialist music school, St Mary's Music School which has its base in the heart of the West End is holding a series of auditions in the next few months. They want to...

St Mary’s Music School choristers – a unique life

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St Mary’s Music School Choristers: a unique education in life and music St Mary’s Music school has a proud record and deep roots in the city it calls home. With a list of alumni that...

St Mary’s Music School are having an Open Day for budding music students

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Prospective students for St Mary's Music School are invited to the school's open day on 8 October 2016.St Mary's takes pupils from all over Scotland and abroad following an entrance process based on audition and...

St Mary’s Rush Hour Chamber Music Concert

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Tomorrow there will be a concert at St Andrew's and St George's West Church on George Street at 6:00pm given by young musicians from St Mary's Music School. The “Rush Hour” Chamber Music Concert is free and...

St Mary’s Music School have designs on the Royal High

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The decision by the council on plans to form a five star hotel in the former Royal High School building will be made tomorrow Thursday 17 December. The application has been subject to criticism and...

Pianist returns to Edinburgh to launch debut album

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He became a star student at one of America’s most prestigious music schools but Alan Benzie will never forget the lessons he learned at the piano in the Jazz Bar in Chambers Street where...

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