MUSIC AT PETER SYMONDS

Music StudentsThere are currently 110 students studying music A level at Peter Symonds. Music students receive free tuition on their main instrument or voice, and have the opportunity to perform in a variety of bands, orchestras and choirs in a wide range of concerts.

A level results are excellent, with students consistently achieving high grades (A or B) far above the national average. BTEC Music Technology is also offered. Progression to conservatoires and universities is outstanding.

The Music Department is situated in beautiful grounds on the college site in a three-storey Victorian house. Facilities include practice rooms, computer rooms for composition with Sibelius 8 and three recording studios, as well as the Recital Room and more practice rooms in College Centre.

The department also runs the Hampshire Specialist Music Course. Students on this course receive additional coaching, including free tuition on both their first and second study instruments, and many
solo and chamber performance opportunities. You are invited to attend our HSMC open evening at 6.30pm on Monday 17 October 2016.

The next auditions for entry to this course take place between 6 and 9 February 2017.

Upcoming Events

The department offers many opportunities for students to improve their performing skills, and the lunchtime recital series continues this year, with the focus on classical repertoire on Wednesdays and contemporary music on Thursdays.

Friday 27 January, 2017

HSMC Chamber Concert - St Bartholomew's Church, Hyde, Winchester

7.30pm St Bartholomew's Church, Hyde, Winchester

A concert by students from the Hampshire Specialist Music Course to include music for brass by Beethoven and Gabrieli, vocal ensembles by Thomas Weelkes and Orlando Gibbons and Piazzola's famous duet for flute and guitar. Tickets ?8/?5 are available in advance from music@psc.ac.uk and will be available on the door.

Monday 6 February, 2017

HSMC Auditions

Recital Room, Peter Symonds College

Hampshire Specialist Music Course auditions will take place on 6th, 7th and 8th February 2017

  • Friday 27 January, 2017

    HSMC Chamber Concert - St Bartholomew's Church, Hyde, Winchester

    7.30pm St Bartholomew's Church, Hyde, Winchester

    A concert by students from the Hampshire Specialist Music Course to include music for brass by Beethoven and Gabrieli, vocal ensembles by Thomas Weelkes and Orlando Gibbons and Piazzola's famous duet for flute and guitar. Tickets ?8/?5 are available in advance from music@psc.ac.uk and will be available on the door.

  • Monday 6 February, 2017

    HSMC Auditions

    Recital Room, Peter Symonds College

    Hampshire Specialist Music Course auditions will take place on 6th, 7th and 8th February 2017

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