Academic music lessons are a core part of the curriculum up to Year 9. All pupils will have one-hour academic lessons on a weekly basis. In year 10-11 pupils can opt to take Music GCSE (Edexcel syllabus). Radnor also offers A Level Music (EDQUAS exam board).
The music department at Radnor House also offers a wide range of ensembles and choirs for both prep and senior pupils through the school week, these include junior and senior choir, senior a cappella group (VOX), orchestra, junior/lower and senior rock bands, lower and senior guitar and ukulele ensembles, percussion group and LAMDA musical theatre.
Each term there is a large concert where all ensembles showcase their work. A termly informal Performing Arts showcase compliments these larger events where pupils can build their confidence in a more intimate setting and perform pieces they are working on in their individual lessons.
Musical Theatre Shows
There is a very popular senior musical performed at an external venue (past examples include Little Shop of Horrors and Legally Blonde). Alongside this the Junior School perform a Christmas show and the Lower School have the opportunity to shine in their own summer performance (past shows have included the Witches and Peter Pan).
Peripatetic Music lessons
Pupils who opt to take individual instrumental lessons are taught by inspiring professional musicians where they can learn for fun or be prepared for a range of music examinations which take place each term allowing pupils to progress through their grades at their individual pace.
Each year we enter pupils for categories including Musical Theatre, Composition and A Cappella categories. Our pupils have placed in all three of these categories and a GCSE pupil has won the composition category.
Music Tours and Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Radnor House Performing Arts are very excited to start touring and are planning a trip to Edinburgh Fringe festival in the summer.