From scientists and philosophers to poets and playwrights, some of the greatest minds in history have been touched and inspired by music and at Bromley High School, the very joy of making music is at the heart of what we do.
Exceptional Musicians & Facilities
We work very hard to ensure we offer an outstanding music choice to our girls, not only through the diverse opportunities they have to explore and develop their own unique musical talent and passion (in one of our three orchestras, over ten small-scale and larger chamber ensembles and 8 choirs) but also demonstrated through the continued investment we make across our entire music department from the exceptional musicians we employ to teach (most of whom are professional performers and alumni of the Royal College, Royal Academy or Royal Northern Colleges of Music), to our specialist music wing with a purpose built recital room, a keyboard teaching suite, ten dedicated practice rooms in addition to audio recording and amplification equipment. There are also two specialist iMac suites where girls are taught music technology on industry standard software and equipment.
Bromley High School was the first all girls’ All-Steinway School in the world. In 2017, the School purchased ten Steinway pianos, including the Concert Model D and Model B. This has already opened up unique and ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experiences for the girls, including a Steinway Masterclass and Recital, given by world-class performer Joanna MacGregor.
Musician in Residence
We recently introduced a Musician in Residence to the department, supporting our exceptional musicians and to develop partnerships with local schools.
We provide a variety of performance opportunities – including our annual London concert, last year held at the prestigious Cadogan Hall, as well as offering at least one music tour to pupils. Previous tours see trips to Los Angeles, Bruges and Malta.
Music and the Arts occupy a very hallowed place at Bromley High School and we look for opportunities to encounter and collaborate across departments, specifically Drama and Dance, presenting bi-annual productions. Our most recent show ‘Made in Dagenham’, was not only a huge production but a huge hit too, with all the girls performing with excellence at the Churchill Theatre.
“Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is” Malcolm Arnold CBE, 1921 – 2006