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 30 October, 2017

HSMC Chamber Concert - St Mary's, Kings Worthy

£8/£5

7.30pm St Mary's, Kings Worthy

This is the first concert of the season for the Hampshire Specialist Music Course students from Peter Symonds College. They are looking forward to sharing with you a colourful and varied programme of vocal and instrumental music, including piano concerto movements by Haydn, modern repertoire for brass quintet and English madrigals. It promises to be an exuberant evening of music-making, and the proceeds from the concert will be in aid of church funds. Tickets available in advance from music@psc.ac.uk, and they will also be available on the door.

Monday 6 November, 2017

Autumn Series 2017 - Monday 6 November 2017

£5 Full time students - free

1.00pm Recital Room, Peter Symonds College

Lunchtime Recital by Kate Gould - Cello and Daniel Tong - Piano Tickets must be booked in advance via music@psc.ac.uk

  • Monday 30 October, 2017

    HSMC Chamber Concert - St Mary's, Kings Worthy

    £8/£5

    7.30pm St Mary's, Kings Worthy

    This is the first concert of the season for the Hampshire Specialist Music Course students from Peter Symonds College. They are looking forward to sharing with you a colourful and varied programme of vocal and instrumental music, including piano concerto movements by Haydn, modern repertoire for brass quintet and English madrigals. It promises to be an exuberant evening of music-making, and the proceeds from the concert will be in aid of church funds. Tickets available in advance from music@psc.ac.uk, and they will also be available on the door.

  • Monday 6 November, 2017

    Autumn Series 2017 - Monday 6 November 2017

    £5 Full time students - free

    1.00pm Recital Room, Peter Symonds College

    Lunchtime Recital by Kate Gould - Cello and Daniel Tong - Piano Tickets must be booked in advance via music@psc.ac.uk

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