Music at St. Michael's

The Music Department at St. Michael’s consists of the Director of Music and a team of 14 peripatetic teachers.

Many students at St. Michael’s learn an instrument at school, with over 180 individual lessons taking place every week. Students can start to learn an instrument in any year group of the school, whether a beginner or experienced player, and applications for lessons can be handed in at any point during the year. Interested students should ask the Director of Music for an application form. Some support is available for families in financial need, and the school has a limited supply of instruments that can be hired.

The department runs a range of ensembles, for students who have not long been learning their instrument, to players and singers at Grade 8 and beyond. A list of ensembles can be found below. There are frequent opportunities for students to perform at concerts, as well as part of liturgies and masses, and the annual Carol Service. The Music Department regularly collaborates on performances with the Drama Department - most recently Sister Act in 2019 and West Side Story in 2017. The Music Department also has a history of concert tours to Europe, most recently to Amsterdam in July 2018. Each Summer Term we organise ABRSM examinations to take place at school.

You can follow the Music Department on Twitter @MusicStMichaels



2020-21 dates (Provisional):

Thursday 8th October - Year 9 Chamber Concert - now available as a virtual concert
Thursday 12th November - Year 11 Chamber Concert
Thursday 19th November - Autumn Concert
Thursday 10th December - Carol Service
Thursday 14th January - Year 10 Chamber Concert
Thursday 11th March - Spring Concert
Thursday 25th March - Sixth Form Chamber Concert
Wednesday 12th May - Year 7 Chamber Concert
Thursday 10th June - Year 8 Chamber Concert
Monday 19th July - Summer Concert

Extra-curricular Activities



Year 8 & 9 Choir Mondays 12:55-1:30pm
Year 7 Choir Mondays 3:45-4:30pm
Chamber Choir (Year 10) Thursdays 12:55-1:25pm
Chamber Choir (Year 11) Thursdays 1:25-1:50pm
Year 11 Clinic Thursdays 3:45-4:30pm
Sinfonia - Strings Fridays 12:55-1:25pm
Sinfonia - Wind/Brass Fridays 1:25-1:50pm
Grade 5 Theory Class Fridays 1:15-1:50pm


Postponed until further notice: Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Band, Flute Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Staff Choir

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