The Music School at Christ's Hospital has facilities that equal specialist music schools including 25 practice rooms, a fully equipped recording studio, composition suite, music library, band room, a 500-seat theatre, a 750-seat Concert Hall, and seating for up to 1000 in Chapel.
The Department is organised around a central belief that its priority must be to develop the full musical potential of each pupil so that he or she can leave the School equipped to pursue his or her musical interests in whatever form that might take.
Christ’s Hospital has, since the appointment of its first full time Music Master in the sixteenth century, recognised the importance of music in a child’s education, and continued throughout 400 years to make resources available to ensure that music is an integral part of the School’s day to day life. Now, in the twenty first century, Christ’s Hospital provides individual tuition and musical experience to all students who are willing to accept the challenge with commitment and enthusiasm.
Every lesson to an individual or class; every rehearsal of an ensemble, orchestra, band or choir; every concert, performance, event or activity must be approached in the certain knowledge that it is helping to inspire each of the young musicians involved to raise their musical expectations and standards and to develop their musical ability.