St Mary's Music School Corporate Profile

St Mary’s Music School is Scotland’s national music school and offers a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years in an inspiring, inclusive and supportive environment. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. We are co-educational, non-denominational and attract day and boarding pupils from across Scotland and beyond – England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally.

Entry to the school is by audition and assessment, based on musical ability and potential, regardless of personal financial circumstances or background. Scottish Government funding, up to 100 per cent, is available through the Aided Places Scheme to assist with the cost of tuition and boarding fees and we also support students through our bursary scheme.  The majority of our students go onto study at conservatoire or choose a music degree at university and many can be found in orchestras and other music ensembles around the world.