The Music Department at Colchester Royal Grammar School is for everyone. We aim to facilitate a broad curriculum supported by a host of extra-curricular ensembles which cater for musicians at various stages of their development. Our 'flagship' ensembles include our Orchestra and Choir, which continue to thrive and regularly perform both in school and at various external venues. In Summer 2022, 80 of our musicians went on tour to Liverpool and performed in local churches and a world-class concert hall.
We are proud to be able to offer our students every possible opportunity for instrumental and vocal learning outside the classroom music curriculum. Lessons are arranged for students through Essex Music Service tutors, taking place throughout the school day in the many teaching rooms in Elyanore House.
The school is pleased to act as an examination centre for the Associated Boards of the Royal Schools of Music. The Music Department assists with preparation for these exams, offering students Aural and Theory classes as well as holding “Scales Week” to ensure that our students have the best chance of success and are confident when they come to perform in front of an examiner. Tutors also arrange for students to be entered for Trinity Guildhall and Rock School exams where appropriate.
A level Music
We teach the Eduqas A level Music course, which builds on the knowledge and skill-base of GCSE, progressing to more advanced composition, performance, and score analysis. Students from CRGS go on to study music at Oxford, Cambridge, and the leading conservatoires, as well as a wide range of other leading universities.
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