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 Presentation at 6.30pm on Monday 16 October 2017.

The next auditions for entry to this course take place in January 2018.

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.

Monday 16 October, 2017

Hampshire Specialist Music Course Open Evening Presentation

6.30pm Recital Room, College Centre

The Hampshire Specialist Music Course offers a unique opportunity for talented students to take A level Music plus a wider programme of performance coaching, recitals and master-classes, preparing students for entrance to music college and university. The Presentation Evening, the programme for which starts at 6.30pm, is for all students considering applying for the course, their parents and teachers. The programme includes an opportunity to hear current students perform, and to meet staff and students over refreshments.

  • Monday 16 October, 2017

    Hampshire Specialist Music Course Open Evening Presentation

    6.30pm Recital Room, College Centre

    The Hampshire Specialist Music Course offers a unique opportunity for talented students to take A level Music plus a wider programme of performance coaching, recitals and master-classes, preparing students for entrance to music college and university. The Presentation Evening, the programme for which starts at 6.30pm, is for all students considering applying for the course, their parents and teachers. The programme includes an opportunity to hear current students perform, and to meet staff and students over refreshments.

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