The Music Programme

The Music Programme combines practical and academic musicianship to give students a taste of life as a musician at Sevenoaks School. Designed and delivered by Sevenoaks School’s teachers, the course provides a comprehensive introduction to the skills and techniques sought after in UK music scholars.


Performing is an integral part of the programme, with solo and ensemble opportunities fostered by masterclasses, daily concerts and an end of course performance. We ask that students be of ABRSM Grade 5 standard or equivalent in at least one instrument.

History and Analysis

Across the programme, students have the opportunity to deconstruct the main periods of Western Classical music, identifying key features and applying this knowledge to a four-lesson structural analysis module. This area of the course is underpinned by daily talks on key areas of 21st century musicianship. These skills and concepts are then applied to contemporary music practices.


Our daily composition sessions give students the opportunity to refine their musicological knowledge into creative pieces. Students may choose from a selection of areas of interest, which include traditional compositional techniques and contemporary music technology.

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