In recent years a very generous building programme has doubled the size and scope of the Music Schools. The new building consists of a purpose-built orchestral rehearsal room, recording studio, computer room with twelve PC workstations, a pre/post-production suite, rock band studio, electric guitar teaching room, and twelve other teaching and practice rooms. The old Music School has been rebuilt. It now consists of three floors of teaching, rehearsal and practice rooms, together with a 250-seater Concert Hall, academic teaching rooms, a library and an organ room.
Read the latest music report and the latest music competition results.
There are currently 122 Music Scholars and Music Exhibitioners in the school. Between six and eight Music Scholarships and up to six Music Exhibitions at 13+ are offered each year. Many Sixth Form Scholarship applicants also offer music. Click here for information about Music Scholarships.
Over 1,000 music lessons are taught each week by a music staff of seven full-time masters and over seventy visiting teachers; instruments range from sitar and tabla to the full range of orchestral and solo instruments.
Senior boys put on their own concerts; orchestras, bands (jazz bands, wind band, pipe band), chamber ensembles, choirs, choral society, and music technology provide wide and varied musical opportunities for boys of all standards. The orchestras and choirs give occasional outside concerts and the College Chapel Choir goes on a two-week concert tour every Easter Holidays.
Highlights from Michaelmas School Concert 2013.
The Chamber Orchestra - Elegy for Harp and Strings, In memoriam Rupert Brooke' by Frederick Kelly OE
The Symphony Orchestra, featuring soloist Daniel Parr. 'Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor Op18, Movement 1' by Sergei Rachmaninov
The Symphony Orchestra - excerpts from 'Symphony No.104 (London)' by Joseph Haydn
The Symphony Orchestra - excerpt from 'The Prelude from Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg' by Richard Wagner
School Concert Summer 2013
Summer School Concert - Presto, Piano Concerto in G by Maurice Ravel
'Words' performed by The Incognitos
Eton College student George Speck performs Kuku, by Barry Cockroft.
Music IGCSE and GCSE, Pre-U Music, and A-Level Music and Music Technology are offered.
Nine competitions are held each year, open to all boys — House Choirs, Solo Singing, Piano, Brass and Woodwind in the Michaelmas Half; Harpsichord & Organ, Bagpipes, Strings and Composition in the Lent.
Click here for details of this half’s musical events
Click here for the words and music of the Eton Boating Song