MUSIC AT ROEDEAN

Students playing violinMusic at Roedean is lively, engaging and accomplished.  Within the curriculum it is fun, involves everybody, and has a lasting effect on the students’ appreciation of an extensive range of musical styles, through the key skills of performing, composing, and listening.  Many take the subject to GCSE and A Level, achieving excellent results - at A Level last year, all four candidates achieved A* star grades.

  • Many girls in the school learn one or two instruments, and specialist tuition is given in piano, organ, all orchestral instruments, saxophone, guitar, orchestral percussion, drum kit, and solo singing.
  • Roedean girls were entered for ten Grade 8 ABRSM exams over the last year, and five were awarded Distinction.
  • We encourage musicians of all ages to enjoy performing and to develop their individual talents to a high standard. 
  • A wide range of ensembles come together every week, including Senior Strings, the Guitar Ensemble, the Roedean School Choir, as well as a number of chamber groups, such as a Piano Trio and two String Quartets.
  • Some pupils also attend Saturday music colleges in London. 
  • Our musicians also go on to study Music at tertiary level at Oxford, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, York, the Royal Academy of Music, and Trinity Laban.

The Senior Singers performing a movement from Karl Jenkins’ Requiem 

U3 singers performing 'Cups' by Anna Kendrick

 

School Concerts

Roedean orchestras, choirs, concert band, ensembles, and soloists frequently perform in concerts both in school and at many venues locally and beyond.

 

Our recent concert in the Chapel as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival brought over 140 musicians together, from the school and the local area, and the Chapel was full with an audience of well over 300.  The concert was a great success, and this recording will you give you an impression of it.

 

From Karl Jenkins’ Requiem, performed by the Senior Singers at the Brighton Fringe Festival Concert.

 

 

Blue Bird, performed by the Senior Singers.