Music at Sydenham High is vibrant and exciting. We aim to provide a platform for all our musicians to shine and develop their musical talents and potential. We believe that girls can make a lasting contribution to society through their music and so believe that music should be enjoyed, cherished and appreciated. We offer a rich co-curricular programme which provides excellent opportunities for our budding musicians to perfect the art of ensemble and to perform at our many concerts and events, be that as a soloist or as a member of one of our many groups or ensembles.
As well as the dedicated Music Centre, the School has its own purpose-built Recital Hall with access to professional sound recording equipment. Concerts, both in school and in the local community, are a regular feature of the school calendar. A wide range of ensembles for musicians of all abilities rehearse every week either in a lunch time or after school. These include Orchestra, Concert Band, String ensembles, Jazz Band, Year 7 Choir, Whole School Choir and our Chamber Choir, Serenata.
There are opportunities for girls to take individual lessons in all orchestral instruments as well as singing. Over 200 instrumental lessons take place in the school every week, supported by 15 experienced peripatetic staff with instrumental specialisms. The music department regularly offers music tours and outings to enrich the musical experience here. The school offers two Music Scholarships to girls joining in year 7 and scholars take a leading part in the musical life of the Senior School. For more information about scholarships please click here.