MUSIC AT PETER SYMONDS

Music StudentsThere are currently 110 students studying music A level at Peter Symonds. Music students receive free tuition on their main instrument or voice, and have the opportunity to perform in a variety of bands, orchestras and choirs in a wide range of concerts.

A level results are excellent, with students consistently achieving high grades (A or B) far above the national average. BTEC Music Technology is also offered. Progression to conservatoires and universities is outstanding.

The Music Department is situated in beautiful grounds on the college site in a three-storey Victorian house. Facilities include practice rooms, computer rooms for composition with Sibelius 8 and three recording studios, as well as the Recital Room and more practice rooms in College Centre.

The department also runs the Hampshire Specialist Music Course. Students on this course receive additional coaching, including free tuition on both their first and second study instruments, and many
solo and chamber performance opportunities. You are invited to attend our HSMC Open Evening Presentation at 6.30pm on Monday 16 October 2017.

The next auditions for entry to this course take place in January 2018.

Upcoming Events

The department offers many opportunities for students to improve their performing skills, and the lunchtime recital series continues this year, with the focus on classical repertoire on Wednesdays and contemporary music on Thursdays.

Thursday 1 February, 2018

HSMC Chamber Concert for Winchester Rotary Club

£12

7.30pm St Lawrence, The Square, Winchester

A concert by students from the Hampshire Specialist Music Course in collaboration with Winchester Rotary. The programme of music will include pieces by Mozart, Elgar and Dvorak. Tickets £2.00 - available from rotaryinwinchester@gmail.com or in person from Carter Jonas, 10 Jewry Street, Winchester

Wednesday 7 February, 2018

The Mila Piano Trio - Lunchtime Recital

£5 - ALL TICKETS MUST BE BOUGHT IN ADVANCE from music@psc.ac.uk

1.00pm Recital Room, Peter Symonds College

The Mila Piano Trio, - Ziteng Fen - Piano, Laura Rickard - Violin and Cliona Ni Choileain - Cello, will be performing the Piano Trio in G minor, Op.17 by Clara Schumann and Piano Trio in A minor by Ravel.

  • Thursday 1 February, 2018

    HSMC Chamber Concert for Winchester Rotary Club

    £12

    7.30pm St Lawrence, The Square, Winchester

    A concert by students from the Hampshire Specialist Music Course in collaboration with Winchester Rotary. The programme of music will include pieces by Mozart, Elgar and Dvorak. Tickets £2.00 - available from rotaryinwinchester@gmail.com or in person from Carter Jonas, 10 Jewry Street, Winchester

  • Wednesday 7 February, 2018

    The Mila Piano Trio - Lunchtime Recital

    £5 - ALL TICKETS MUST BE BOUGHT IN ADVANCE from music@psc.ac.uk

    1.00pm Recital Room, Peter Symonds College

    The Mila Piano Trio, - Ziteng Fen - Piano, Laura Rickard - Violin and Cliona Ni Choileain - Cello, will be performing the Piano Trio in G minor, Op.17 by Clara Schumann and Piano Trio in A minor by Ravel.

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