Truro School is one of the most vibrant and busy music departments in the country.

One of the top places to study music in the South West

With 60 varied concerts each year, Truro School offers pupils numerous opportunities, to rehearse, perform and develop. A third of the school takes individual instrumental or vocal lessons each week from 30 of the county’s top specialist teachers.

Many pupils play in County and National ensembles including:

  • The South West Youth Orchestra
  • The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
  • The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain

Students at Truro School are surrounded by other high-achieving musicians and, in the last academic year, 13 pupils passed their Grade 8 ABRSM exams with Distinctions and 2 pupils gained their DipABRSM diplomas. Regular masterclasses and workshops also take place with the country’s top performers.

Academic Music

Academic Music at Truro School offers a varied and practical curriculum right through from 1st years to A Levels.

Bands, Choirs, Orchestras & Ensembles

There are choirs and ensembles for every instrumental group and these take place during morning break, lunchtime, before and after school.

Concerts, Trips & Events

With 60 varied concerts each year, Truro School offers pupils numerous opportunities, to rehearse, perform and develop.

Our choirs, bands and ensembles enjoy regular trips and tours in this country and further afield.

Individual Instrumental & Vocal Lessons

We are fortunate in having some of Cornwall’s very best peripatetic teachers and performers. Tuition is given in the majority of orchestral and brass instruments, as well as Guitar, Piano, Voice and Organ.

Student View

“With over 15 different choirs, orchestras and ensembles, and a huge variety of concerts throughout the year, I found I was always able to do exactly what I wanted to do, whether it be classical, jazz, musicals, or even song-writing. Not only have I had the amazing experience of soloing in Truro Cathedral and the Hall for Cornwall, but I was also given the chance to professionally record a CD of six of my original songs! There has never been a dull day in the Music Department during my time at Truro School…” – Tegan

Girl Chorister Scholarships

Performing music with an outstanding choir directed by specialist professional musicians in one of the South-West’s finest buildings.

Boy Chorister Scholarships

Truro Cathedral has had a choir since it first opened its doors in 1887 and the current choristers are custodians of this precious piece of Cornwall’s cultural heritage.

Music Scholarships

The School is looking for bright, enthusiastic candidates who will lead the School’s orchestras, bands and choirs by example.


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Accomplished Musicians Perform at the Royal Albert Hall

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House Music Competition 2017

Last week saw the Semi-finals and Finals of the school’s annual House Music Competition, in which over a third/nearly 200 of the school’s pupils take part. The competition, which is open to all pupils, all instruments and voices, solos and ensembles, was judged this year by Andrew Millington, former Organist and Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral, and an experienced examiner and adjudicator, and showcased the incredible level of musical talent in all year groups at the...
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