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Music

Music at Blundell's is a thriving centre of excellence through ambitious concert programming, passionate and expert teaching and dynamic and forward-thinking opportunities.

The opportunities for music making at Blundell’s are second to none. Our pupils perform in the world’s best venues including Carnegie Hall, New York and St John’s Smith Square. They work with the country’s finest musicians, including the London Chamber Orchestra and with internationally acclaimed composers (Ola Gjeilo, Alec Roth, Graham Ross). Many of our pupils go on to read Music at top universities and conservatoires as academics, composers or performers. We regularly have successful Choral Scholars to Oxbridge.

We have a popular and high achieving music community, with over 350 music lessons a week and a third of the pupils in the school are in one of our orchestral or choral ensembles. Many of these pupils go on to achieve distinctions in Diploma and Grade 8 Music qualifications. We have a forward thinking, passionate, highly skilled and diverse staff who seek the very best musical opportunities for our pupils. These include trips and visits to major orchestras, chamber, jazz and pop and rock performers, with visiting professionals in all fields of music to supplement the curriculum.

Music is very well resourced, with a specialist music centre, including our own recording studio, 12 practice rooms, a range of Steinway pianos, a 3-manual organ, a huge array of instruments and a vast listening library complete with scores.

Music forms a very important part of the lives of many Blundellians. Whether their enjoyment lies in classical performance, the choir or a band they have formed with their friends, Blundell’s supports and encourages musicianship in all its forms.

Watch Blundell’s Senior Music Scholars perform Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns, followed by the full Senior Orchestra performing Smetana’s Vlatava, in a concert from October 2021.

Latest News

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Pupil Profile: Meg

Blundell’s pupil awarded scholarship to top American University.

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Autumn Term Garden Open Day

The autumn sunshine helped ensure the Open Day was another successful event in the Blundell’s Garden. Year 1 started the activities with snail races and using Playdough to make models of insects and items they found in the garden.

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Pupil Profile: Harry

Since joining Blundell’s in Year 9, Harry’s academic achievements have gone from strength to strength. He quickly made himself known as a talented mathematician with a gift for the sciences and an aptitude for hard work.

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Blundell's on film

There has been considerable excitement around school this term as we had a film crew in to shoot footage for our new school promotional video.

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One Day Event

Congratulations to all the equestrian riders that took part in the Blundell’s One Day Event (ODE) this year. The ODE is aimed at South West Schools teams and individuals.

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GCSE & A-Level Results 2021

After a year of disruptions and interruptions we are delighted to celebrate the resilience, adaptability, and diligence of our pupils as they received their A-Level and GCSE result.

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Tatler Schools Guide

‘Blundell’s is the archetypal all-rounder, and it certainly isn’t lacking in spirit.’ ‘Pupils feel supported and stimulated’

Senior School News