Open Morning: Sunday 6th October 2019 – 10am to 1pm
Please note registration for our October 2019 Open Morning has now closed.
Open Morning: Saturday 1st Febraury 2020 – 10am to 1pm
Twice a year The Purcell School opens its doors to prospective students and parents, welcoming them to meet staff and students, take in the campus and facilities, and enjoy the outstanding music-making that characterises the School.
Visitors are able to meet with the Principal, Director of Music and the Heads of the six Music Departments. They will be taken on a tour of the School, guided by current students, visit our recording studios and see the Music Technology Department in action. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions on all aspects of School life, academic and pastoral, as well as the music programme and entry auditions.
Please be aware that all places are means-tested, and that Scholarships of up to 100% are available under the government’s Music and Dance Scheme.
If you have any further questions, contact the School’s Registrar, Ms Karen Eldridge, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for our February 2020 Open Morning please click here.
Woodwind Open Day: Sunday 8th December 2pm – 5pm
The Woodwind Department is small but hugely rich in diversity, with a range of amazing teachers. Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Classical Sax and Recorder grace the school with a range of wonderful repertoire. All our teachers are performers at a top professional level, and many also work at Junior and Senior Conservatoires. They therefore understand the next level of learning that students may be looking to explore.
We have regular and exciting Masterclasses from top players, most recently saxophonist Amy Dickson, and Juliana Koch, Principal Oboe in the London Symphony Orchestra. Chamber ensembles with our amazing string and keyboard students enable exploration through coaching, rehearsals and concerts, of some of the best chamber repertoire for their instrument. Regular instrument classes create further chamber playing opportunities and time to focus on the peculiarities and wonders of each instrument. All our work aims to prepare our Woodwind students to enjoy music making in any performing situation.
The department holds bi-annual Woodwind Days, which are open to young woodwind players of Grade 6 standard and above. Coached by members of the faculty, the workshops, ensemble playing and performance classes provide a valuable insight for prospective students into this enthusiastic, supportive and vibrant department. We are now taking registrations for the next Woodwind Open Day taking place on Sunday 8th December.