|Denstone College Music School is a vibrant, varied and exciting place to study music. This is achieved by combining a vigorous pursuit of excellence with the concept of music being a universal language accessible by everyone.
Over the last few years, 60 per cent of A level music candidates have gone on to study music in higher education, at institutions such as Cambridge, Manchester, the Royal Academy and Trinity College, London. Prominent alumni include the internationally famous opera singer, Lucy Crowe and Galya Bisengalieva, who is a member of the West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of India. The College has recognised this high level of attainment with the building of the Roper Music School which began use in September 2010.
All Denstonians study music as part of the curriculum in the junior school. GCSE classes follow the Edexcel syllabus and are usually between 8 and 20 pupils each. A level classes also use the Edexcel specification but are traditionally much smaller in size. Tuition at every level is supported by technological resources such as the music computer suite, the keyboard laboratory and the recording studio. Music Scholarships are available through a process of audition.
Further subject information can be found in the relevant school curriculum document on the Curriculum page.