Music

Music is central to the life of Surbiton High School. Surbiton pupils perform music at over 60 school events each academic year and on many other informal occasions.

With more than 30 staff and over 300 music lessons taught each week, the Music Department is among the largest in the School. All pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 receive a weekly, hour-long lesson in which they listen critically to all genres of music, perform on keyboards and a variety of percussion and compose using Sibelius and GarageBand software – the department is equipped with two Mac suites.

From the Choral, Orchestral and Ensembles Concerts involving hundreds of performers to weekly lunchtime recitals and soloist evenings, there is a music-making opportunity for every pupil at Surbiton High School, an opportunity which each pupil is encouraged to take.

Vikki Newman, Director of Music

Music has taken Surbiton High School pupils all over the city and the continent. Pupils have recently performed concerts, recitals and choral services at a number of venues:

King’s Centre, LondonSouthwark, London
Steinway Hall, LondonWestminster Central Hall, London
Disneyland, ParisLa Madeleine, Paris
Notre Dame, ParisSalzburg
And many more locations across the UK and the World!

 

Many of Surbiton High School’s outstanding musicians pursue music at a high level outside School as members of groups which include the National Youth Wind Orchestra, the National Children’s Orchestra, the National Youth Choir, Junior Guildhall, Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra, Surrey Youth Orchestra, Richmond Youth Orchestra and Thames Youth Choir.