Music at Sevenoaks
Sevenoaks School has a long and proud tradition of music making.
Opportunities abound for all students to hear many forms of classical and popular music. Students are actively encouraged to pursue their active interest in music and contribute to the many group and solo activities which are available in our thriving department.
The Music department is based in the award winning performing arts centre, The Space. Inside this fabulously resourced building, the department provides over 700 individual instrumental lessons a week.
The Space performing arts centre at Sevenoaks provides the very best environment for students to develop their enjoyment of music. The building has won several design awards, and demonstrates the school's dedication to music as a vital part of the co-curriculum.
The building has a 400-seat concert hall, a recording studio, a number of dedicated music practice rooms and a theatre.
Enhancing the department's tuition is a particularly wide range of ensemble activities which are open to all students of any age, from piano trios and jazz quartets to big bands and chamber choirs.
All of the many groups support a concert series of up to 50 events per year which cater for the first-time performer as much as they do the experienced music scholar. Many are arranged by the pupils themselves and eagerly supported and thoroughly appreciated by pupils, parents and staff alike.
In addition to performing within the school, some students go on to perform outside the school environment, gaining significant experience in the wider musical world. This ranges from individual successes in national competitions, to performances with prestigious choirs and orchestras.
Several times a year, Sevenoaks musicians get to perform outside The Space, in chamber groups or in one of our choirs. Our tours have taken students to sing and play in exciting performance spaces in Europe, such as Malta, Tuscany and Berlin. These are enormous fun and provide excellent complementary performing experiences.