At Warwick School we put music at the heart of every pupil's social, intellectual and spiritual development; providing a warm, welcoming environment in which pupils can build their musical skills and grow into confident, cultured young men.
Our aim is for every pupil to gain in confidence through public performance, either as a soloist or as part of an ensemble. The Music School consists of 50 staff, including a team of talented and inspirational instrumental teachers who give over 800 lessons each week to help each pupil achieve their maximum potential.
Music news highlights at Warwick School
A fun introduction to performance for all
There are so many opportunities for pupils to get involved with music from their first year at Warwick. We have a huge range of ensembles, groups, and musical styles, incorporating classical and film music, choirs, chamber ensembles, large and small jazz groups, rock and pop bands.
At Warwick our pupils are encouraged to participate in a range of outstanding, imaginative and ambitious concerts, both formal and informal, for soloists and ensembles.
As part of our amazing Year 7 Music Scheme, every Year 7 pupil learns a new instrument and forms a part of the 120-strong Year 7 Symphony Orchestra.
Exceptional support for advanced musicians
We are proud to be a centre of excellence, offering tuition of the highest standard and a wide variety of outstanding orchestras, bands and choirs to suit all ages, styles and abilities. Pupils are encouraged to fulfil their academic and musical potential; a gift they can enjoy for the rest of their lives. Many achieve Grade 8 with Distinction and gain a Diploma in Music Performance.
We have numerous solo performance opportunities for music award holders, our most promising musicians, working closely with our dedicated and accomplished Head of Scholars. Our Advanced Musicianship Programme explores a huge range of advanced musical topics, supporting potential Further Education and career pathways in music.
Being part of the Warwick Schools Foundation also gives our pupils access to increidble exposure to professional musicians, including Warwickshire's Orchestra of the Swan which is currently in residence at the Foundation. Pupils participate in side-by-side performances with the Swan's musicians to sold-out audiences every term. We are also proud of our partnership with Steinway & Sons Ltd. The Music School possesses a fleet of world class pianos including instruments by: Steinway, Boston, Essex, Yamaha and Kawai.
We have many partnerships with external music venues and our pupils have many opportunities to perform; highlights include recitals at St. Mary's Church, Warwick, as well as a lunchtime concert Pembroke College, Oxford. We also host and our pupils regularly participate in competitions for chamber music, wind band and large jazz ensembles.
As well as the Bridge House Theatre, a purpose built venue that is ideal for chamber music, musicals and more intimate performances, the Warwick Hall is one of the largest and finest performance venues in the region.