Queen’s College has a strong and enviable reputation in music. Adjoining the Queen’s Hall, the Music Department is based in purpose-built facilities with numerous well-equipped teaching rooms and is home to the full-time members of staff, hosting over 20 visiting music teachers each week.
Those who learn instruments in the Junior School almost always continue with the same teacher, and the option of starting an instrument is always available to all pupils.
The Key Stage 3 curriculum is designed to improve the pupils’ knowledge and understanding of music through the investigation of a wide range of genres. This is done through listening and appraising, composition and performance, and developing a number of different skills.
Topics cover all styles of music from classical through to popular styles, folk music and other kinds of world music, providing the pupils with a wide experience of this fascinating subject.
As well as classroom music, the department offers a superb range of music ensembles such as Clarinet, Brass and String Groups, Middle School Orchestra, Wind Band, Djembe Ensemble, Swing Band, Chamber Orchestra and First Orchestra. The College Choir is open to all singers,
and new ensembles are always being encouraged.
There are numerous concert opportunities inside and outside the school each term for both solo and ensemble performance, not to mention the musicals the school produces each year.
Whatever your preference, there is something musical to be involved in!