Music provides girls with the opportunity to be creative and to understand the creativity of others.
Mayfield’s Music Department offers girls practical experience of performing, listening and composing, along with a historical perspective on the discipline, and encourages teamwork through group music lessons.
In addition to curricular music, 50% of the girls at Mayfield receive instrumental or choral tuition from our staff of 20 visiting music teachers, including specialists in organ, piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, oboe, trumpet, French horn, violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, percussion, guitar, recorder and voice.
Performance is central to our teaching and we are fortunate that the School’s Chapel, Concert Hall and Courtyard are all excellent venues.
The purpose-built Music School is alive with music making in its seven instrumental teaching rooms and eight practice rooms. A suite of computers allow the girls to use Sibelius, an electronic composing programme, from Year 7.
Choral singing is excellent, with Junior and Chapel Choirs and the highly-acclaimed Schola Cantorum. Schola regularly performs at venues across Britain and further afield, including Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral, York Minster, Southwark Cathedral and Notre Dame Paris, St Mark’s Basilica Venice and the Vatican.
Further information about Schola Cantorum
Several instrumental groups thrive; orchestra, chamber orchestra, baroque group, string quartet, wind ensemble, flute choir and jazz group.
Mayfield girls also perform at the highly-acclaimed biennial Mayfield Festival.