Music

Sixth form students at The Maynard can expect to play a leading role in the musical life of the school. Opportunities exist to appear as a soloist and perform a concerto as well as coaching and leading school chamber ensembles. Recent sixth-formers have:

  • Performed at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, welcoming the Australian Team; appearing on BBC, ITV and Australian television.
  • Performed Stravinsky’ ‘Firebird’ with the Orchestra of the Swan at Exeter Cathedral, as part of the Two Moors Festival.
  • Performed as soloists in Venice and Verona on our music tour.
  • Had leading roles in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ and ‘Evita’ at the Barnfield Theatre.

A large number of girls are actively involved in the musical life of the school and continue to develop their individual playing to a high level. Individual instrumental and singing lessons are arranged to take place in study periods. Individual tuition is available on a range of instruments via our dedicated team of peripatetic music teachers. Girls are able to use our practice rooms in their study periods and are also welcome to make use of the recording, composing and editing software in the department.

From September 2016 we will be offering OCR’s AS and A-level Music course. The course studies music from a wide variety of perspectives; listening, reading, performing and composing. The many transferable skills that the course develops – research, analysis, listening, organisation, time management – works well with all other subjects.

We are a lively and welcoming department that enjoys playing a major role in the wider life of the school. If you would like to find out more please do not hesitate to contact the Director of Music and Performing Arts (add a link here to send me a message: could this be the general office one?)

The school offers the Walter Daw Music Scholarship annually to students who display a musical talent and show a lively interest in the subject. Scholars will take a leading part in the musical life of The Maynard School throughout their time here. For more information please click here