Music

Course ID
A level (Music) and GCSE (Music)

Introduction to the Music department

Wolverhampton Grammar School’s Music Department is located at the heart of our campus, and with over 200 students receiving individual instrumental tuition, a plethora of choral and orchestral groups, music is at the heart of many of our student’s lives.

Our purpose built Music building has two main teaching rooms for classroom music. There is also a purpose built recording studio, a recital room and eight music practice rooms. The recital room houses a Steinway grand piano, an array of orchestral percussion and AppleMac computers running Logic Pro.

Students throughout the Junior, Senior and Sixth Form have access to music provision and for those students in Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 class singing is seen as an integral part of practical music making along with the use of keyboards, classroom percussion and orchestral and band instruments.

Live performances including Soloists’ concerts, Chamber concerts, Choral Society Concert, the Jazz Spectacular, Choral Evensong, Christmas Carol concerts, orchestral performances as well as school productions are intergral parts of the music calendar. Many of these performances take place in Big School, which with its rich heritage, stained glass windows and stunning architecture, provides a wonderfully atmospheric setting. Big School is also home to our Bluthner concert grand piano and a chamber organ.

Extra-curricular music making is also available to all years across the school and ensembles include Lower School Choir, Senior School Choir, Music Theory and Composition Clubs, School Orchestras, Rock Club, Chamber Choir, Young Voices, Choral Society, Senior Concert Band and Bella Capella.

Existing parents can use the Parent Portal to learn more about the curriculum for this discipline.

Prospective parents and students can also contact the School’s Admissions Registrar, Jane Morris by telephone: 01902 421326 or email: jam@wgs-sch.net to learn more about how we teach subjects within this discipline.

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