Music at Blundell's is a thriving centre of excellence through ambitious concert programming, passionate and expert teaching and dynamic and forward-thinking opportunities.
Exeter Cathedral Service
ENABLING: Our pupils perform in the world’s best venues, including Carnegie Hall, New York (2019) and St John Smith’s Square (2020) and work with the country’s finest musicians, including the London Chamber Orchestra (2015-20) and with internationally acclaimed composers (Ola Gjeilo, Alec Roth, Graham Ross). Many of our pupils go on to read Music at top universities and conservatoires as academics, composers or performers. We regularly have successful Choral Scholars to Oxbridge.
HIGH ACHIEVING: National Choral Competition finalists, 2017. Pro Corda Chamber Music Competition semi-finalists, 2019 and 2020. Many pupils achieve distinctions in Diploma and Grade 8 Music qualifications.
POPULAR: There are over 350 music lessons a week and a third of the school are in orchestral and choral ensembles. A-Level, Music Technology A-Level and GCSE numbers are well above both national averages and other local independent schools.
DYNAMIC: Forward thinking with passionate, highly skilled and diverse staff wo seek the very best musical opportunities for the students.
SUPERBLY RESOURCED: 2 Apple Mac suites, a recording studio, 12 practice rooms, pianos everywhere including Steinways, 3-manual organ, a huge array of instruments and a vast listening library complete with scores.
FUN AND ENGAGING : Trips and visits to major orchestras, chamber, jazz and pop and rock performers, with visiting professionals in all fields of music to supplement the curriculum.
WELL-RESPECTED : Both in the school, in the local community and externally as an academic subject providing excellent route for all courses, including Oxbridge, from Medicine, sciences and Mathematics through to languages, humanities and the Arts.
SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE : Pupils are encouraged to develop their musical, mentoring and leadership skills in the wider community with various award-winning partnerships.
Carnegie Hall, New York
Please email the Director of Music for more information: Dr O J Leaman – firstname.lastname@example.org
Blundell’s Music YouTube Channel, featuring many of our top performances
Blundell’s Music Instagram page, with regular news and updates from the Department
Please visit us to find out why we are one of the South West’s leading schools for Music.