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.



Truro School receives ISM award

Truro School has been awarded with an ISM Trust Silver Certificate for its commitment to music following last year’s GCSE success. The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) have been honouring schools where there has been a high level of uptake and attainment in GCSE music. Last year’s musical cohort at Truro School were particularly successful with their GCSE results, with 81% achieving A* or A grades, and over 15% of the whole school choosing to take up GCSE...
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Truro School success at the Cornwall Music Festival

From 9am in the morning to 10pm at night, literally hundreds of adults and young people competed in the Cornwall Music festival from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 March. Truro School pupils took part in numerous classes, with many pupils coming in 1st place across a variety of classes, arriving back at school laden with trophies and medals and large grins on their...

Lottie offered scholarship at prestigious Royal Academy of Music

Truro School Sixth Form student, Lottie, has been celebrating after accepting an offer and a scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music in London this term. Lottie, who will be taking up her undergraduate principal study in the Oboe, had to go through two auditions at the Royal Academy, and was told there and then that she had been...
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Truro School Chamber Choir on BBC Spotlight

On Wednesday 21st September 2016, Truro School Chamber Choir took part in the Global Choral Event, 'One Day One...