Music

Malvern College provides musical opportunities for all its pupils, from high-level performers preparing for a career in music to enthusiasts who want to enjoy regular music-making.

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Malvern College provides musical opportunities for all its pupils, from high-level performers preparing for a career in music to enthusiasts who want to enjoy some regular music-making.

At Malvern, music is celebrated and an intrinsic part of College life. We have a large and busy Music School where approximately 300 individual music lessons are taught each week.

Central to all this activity are the 90-strong Chapel Choir, Chamber Choir, College Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble.

Pupils take part in the ever-popular annual House Singing and House Music competitions and we regularly stage ‘Unplugged’ concerts of contemporary and popular music.

In the Foundation Year (Year 9), all pupils follow a short course in music. Pupils in the Remove and Hundred (Years 10 and 11) can opt to follow the GCSE course in Music, and the subject is offered in the Sixth Form within the International Baccalaureate Diploma and at A level.

Many of our musicians win instrumental and choral awards to university or music college and a number of former pupils are well known professional musicians in their fields, ranging from composers to organists and music directors.

An All-Steinway School

Malvern College is proudly an All-Steinway School, a prestigious accolade given by Steinway & Sons to schools who demonstrate a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled educational experience. These beautiful instruments inspire pupils to realise their full musical potential and prepare them for performance at a professional level. There are 30 Steinway pianos at the College, including an upright piano in each of the 11 Houses and numerous practice pianos in the Music School. In total there are eight grand pianos in teaching and performance spaces, with two gold standard performance grand pianos, including our showcase concert grand – a spectacular nine foot ‘Model D’, destined for recitals in Big School, the College’s main performance space.

Scholarships

We offer several Music Awards at 13+ and 16+ for musically talented pupils.
Find out more about our Scholarship programme and how to apply >