Reid School of Music

Music at the University of Edinburgh has a long and distinguished history, combining tradition with innovation, and theory with practice. We have a broad view of music, not confined to one kind of musical genre or tradition but engaging with classical and popular music, Western and non-Western music, professional and amateur music making.

We think of music as a performing art, a creative art, a subject of scholarly and scientific study, a site of technological innovation, and a practice with implications for many aspects of human life.

Situated in the heart of the old city of Edinburgh, Music enjoys the resources of two extraordinary historic concert halls, unique collections of historic musical instruments and a world-class music library, as well as well equipped audio studios and IT facilities.

Our teaching and practice spaces facilitate small group and individual teaching, both of which are still important facets of our teaching environment. Learning and teaching is a mix of one-to-one tutorials, small group seminars, lectures and class projects. Our regular seminar series give opportunities to hear and discuss current ideas from leading local and international researchers and from a range of practising musicians.

We are part of the creative environment of Edinburgh College of Art, as well as being linked to intellectual strands across the university. We are also strongly engaged with the local community, through our Music in the Community programme and its public events in the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Museums of Scotland.

There is a lively musical life across all areas and genres of music. We expect our students to develop a thoughtful and creative response to music, through intellectual curiosity and practical engagement, in pursuit of their own musical vision.

Reid School of Music news

Reid School of Music students launch film club for music documentaries.

The 2014 NSS results show an overall satisfaction rating of 92% amongst students studying Music.

Announcing a range of postgraduate scholarships and bursaries available to Reid School of Music students.

Dr Michele Ducceschi will be affiliated with the NESS group.

ECA staff work with other improvisers to investigate the health, wellbeing, and psychological benefits of improvisation.

A chance to learn more about postgraduate study at Reid School of Music.

Music Research Seminars take place on Thursdays at 5.15pm, usually in Lecture Room A of Alison House (2nd floor)

39 concerts hosted by the Reid School of Music to take place in various venues around the city centre.

Research-led spin-off company launches the Skoog 2.0 in Edinburgh.

Worldwide collaborative team includes Professor Raymond MacDonald, Head of Reid School of Music

Upcoming Reid School of Music events

03 Feb 2015
Lunchtime concert: Stewart Kempster and Ingrid Sawers
Reid Concert Hall
Bristo Square
03 Feb 2015
Roxy Assembly
Roxburgh Place
05 Feb 2015
06 Feb 2015
Lunchtime Concert: Artisan Trio with Jean Johnson
Reid Concert Hall
Bristo Square
10 Feb 2015
Lunchtime Concert: The Edinburgh Quartet
Reid Concert Hall
Bristo Square