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    Leeds College of Music Place for Poppy

    This should have been the time that Sixth Form students across the country began their study leave in preparation for their A Level examinations. With Covid-19 causing the unprecedented cancellation of exams, some have found their future plans thrown into turmoil. However, many of the QM UVI secured their offers for a place at university

    Posted 4 June 2020 by Emily Sowden
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    Soft Song 2020

    One of our favourite evenings of the year came round again last week as each House took to the stage in The Chapel to perform in Soft Song. Guest judge for the evening was Lucy Bates who won a scholarship to the Royal Northern College of Music, has performed with English National Opera and taught

    Posted 18 February 2020 by Emily Sowden
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    National Youth Choir Success for Olivia

    Our warmest congratulations go to QM Choral Scholar, Olivia Hamilton (LVI) who has been successful in securing a place in the National Youth Choir. Olivia shares her exciting news; “I auditioned for the National Youth Choir (NYC) of Great Britain at Leeds College of Music and I have received the exciting news that my application has

    Posted 18 December 2019 by Emily Sowden
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    Royal Northern College of Music Place for Grace

    Congratulations to Grace Marwood, Year IV who, over the summer, auditioned for and has been accepted into the Royal Northern College of Music’s (RNCM) Junior Conservatoire. The news comes after Grace was invited to join the National Children’s Orchestra (NCO) earlier this year and means she will receive world-class tuition. Here, Grace shares her news

    Posted 17 September 2019 by Emily Sowden
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    QM Shortlisted for Performing Arts School of the Year Award

    QM is ending the school year on a high note after being shortlisted in the ‘Performing Arts School of the Year’ category of the Independent Schools of the Year Awards 2019. The news comes just two weeks after the School was judged as ‘Excellent’ by inspectors and reflects the quality of the work produced by

    Posted 11 July 2019 by Emily Sowden
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    A Spectacular Summer Concert

    It goes without saying that QMs annual Summer Concert was the product of incredible hard work and time dedicated by the girls and staff over the course of the year. Polished musical performances do not simply come together instantly, and in ensemble performances, our girls must learn to work together as a team, taking responsibility

    Posted 23 May 2019 by Emily Sowden
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    Music Festival Week

    You’re invited to a series of ‘Rush Hour Recitals’… QM is delighted to be holding its inaugural Music Festival Week this June. As part of the Festival, Pianist and Head of Keys, Eleanor Kornas will be performing a series of ‘Rush Hour Recitals’ alongside other members of the QM Music team. The recitals are designed

    Posted 7 May 2019 by Emily Sowden
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    Esteemed Invitation for Grace

    Our warmest congratulations to Grace Marwood, Year III who has been invited to join the National Children’s Orchestra (NCO). Here, Grace tells us about her journey… “Ever since I can remember I have always had a passion for the violin. When I was very young, I would gaze longingly at the violins in Banks Music,

    Posted 25 March 2019 by Emily Sowden
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    QM Musician Of The Year 2017

    Over the course of last week I had the pleasure of listening to so many fantastic performances from the girls who entered the Elementary and Intermediate sections of the 2017 ‘QM Musician of the Year’ competition. I also had the difficult task of choosing the winners. The standard this year was exceptionally high and this

    Posted 3 May 2017 by Emily Sowden
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    Soft Song 2017

    Soft Song is the antithesis of Fun Song. Of course, that is not to say that it isn’t fun, rather that the criteria of the competition are about the quality of singing and communication. There is not a year that goes by where the girls do not exceed my expectations (to quote a well-loved School

    Posted 20 February 2017 by Emily Sowden