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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.

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Latest News

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St Joseph's Rugby Festival

Blundell's at St Joseph's Rugby Festival!

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Provisional Choral Scholarships from Somerville College, Oxford

A huge congratulations to Jack and Finn for receiving provisional Choral Scholarship from Somerville College, Oxford.

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Foyle Young Poet of the Year

Congratulations to Freya (Y13) who has won the prestigious award for her work!

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Williams Cup 2023

Year 9 took to Haytor on Dartmoor for the 2023 Williams Cup!

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Academic Full Colours

Congratulations to Freya who is the first student of the academic year to be awarded Full Colours.

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First Gold DofE Award of this academic year!

Congratulations to Isobel who has been awarded the first Gold DofE Award of the academic year!

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CCF Royal Marines Summer Camp

Blundell's Royal Marine Cadets attended a summer camp with cadets from schools and units of the CCF RM, the Sea Cadets Corps and the Volunteer Cadet Corps from as far afield as Scotland and London, and, as close as Plymouth.

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Blundell's Rugby stars feature in the Exeter Chiefs Academy

Congratulations to Jamie and Jack on their Rugby success this summer.

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Summer sparkles for Blundell's cricket stars!

Playing on the front foot, Blundell's stars have a summer of cricket success.

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