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.

Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Founder's Day Evensong

Free Entrance

5.30pm Winchester Cathedral

To commemorate Peter Symonds, merchant of Winchester, the College wishes to thank the Dean and Chapter for allowing them to sing Evensong (originally at Petertide) in furtherance of the wishes of the Founder and benefactor as stated in his will dated 20 April 1586.  

Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Simon Clarkson Memorial Concert

7.30pm Turner Sims, Southampton

The annual Simon Clarkson Memorial Concert will take place at Turner Sims, Southampton. This is chance to hear the larger ensembles from the Music Department at Peter Symonds College including the Symonds Orchestra, Concerto Ensemble, College Brass, Big Band and College Choir. Tickets will only available from Turner Sims Box Office 023 8059 5151 www.turnersims.co.uk

  • Wednesday 15 March, 2017

    Founder's Day Evensong

    Free Entrance

    5.30pm Winchester Cathedral

    To commemorate Peter Symonds, merchant of Winchester, the College wishes to thank the Dean and Chapter for allowing them to sing Evensong (originally at Petertide) in furtherance of the wishes of the Founder and benefactor as stated in his will dated 20 April 1586.  

  • Tuesday 28 March, 2017

    Simon Clarkson Memorial Concert

    7.30pm Turner Sims, Southampton

    The annual Simon Clarkson Memorial Concert will take place at Turner Sims, Southampton. This is chance to hear the larger ensembles from the Music Department at Peter Symonds College including the Symonds Orchestra, Concerto Ensemble, College Brass, Big Band and College Choir. Tickets will only available from Turner Sims Box Office 023 8059 5151 www.turnersims.co.uk

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