From nurturing students at the start of their musical journey at QM, through to seeing our diploma and A Level musicians fly high, inclusivity and excellence is at the heart of what we offer. All girls in Years I and II experience the joys of collective singing in our inclusive choir, Cantiamo, as part of their Key Stage 3 Music curriculum. The Music Department also facilitates and supports individual excellence and those who wish to study Music vocationally - in recent years QM students have been invited to play with the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain, been personally headhunted to play in Ronnie Scott’s ‘Women in Jazz’ workshops and we have successfully supported many Choral Scholarships and Summer Residential applications for QM’s Music Scholars.
QM is a small school, where girls feel at home, yet which offers huge benefits - the team know each and every young musician and can tailor their experiences and opportunities individually based on their personal needs and goals. We have fabulous music facilities which are located at the heart of the School campus, boasting 14 practice rooms, each with pianos, and available from 07:00-21:00. St Margaret’s Chapel is also available to students as they wish, enabling them to practice or rehearse, with access to the School’s Yamaha Grand Piano and Pipe Organ. The Music Department Foyer doubles as an informal recital space and there is a well-equipped classroom including a PC suite with Sibelius software for use in composition classes, along with a separate multi-function rehearsal/teaching space in addition to the main Music building.
Delivering Instrumental Excellence
Queen Margaret’s Annual Concert Series
A Strong Choral Tradition
Facilitating and Celebrating Individual Success
Watch an insight into Music at QM with Head of Music, Dr Samantha Horseman.
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