At Shenley Academy a full range of instrumental tuition is offered by visiting teachers from Birmingham Music Service. Instrumental tuition is free of charge and available to all pupils and includes upper and lower strings, brass, drums, guitar, woodwind, recorder, ukulele and vocals.

The performance calendar features a main music concert during the spring term with a range of additional performances from musicals, solo recitals to large-scale ensemble concerts and chamber music concerts in collaboration with the Music Service and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) throughout the academic year.

For the sixth consecutive year our partnership with the CBSO has continued. Instrumentalists and vocal students from Shenley Academy participate in a range of creative composing and lyric writing projects, led by members of the City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and this culminates in a performance at the Symphony Hall or CBSO Centre.

Shenley Academy is fortunate to have a purpose built theatre with superb facilities and a stage large enough to host a full orchestra, choir and grand piano. The department also has five practice rooms, a recording studio, and two apple mac computer rooms.

Shenley Academy’s ensemble provision is available for all students and includes: Vocal Group, Orchestra, Acapella Group, Vintage Vocal Group, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Chamber Ensemble, Clarinet Choir and a Rock and Pop group.

DayTimeActivityWho For?Room 
Monday3.00 - 4.30S.B'ham Percussion Ensemble
3.00 - 4.30Vocal GroupEF4
Tuesday10.45 - 11.20Percussion EnsembleEG3
3.00 - 4.15OrchestraEF4
Wednesday2.20 - 3.00Jazz BandEG3
2.40 - 3.40Acapella GroupEF4
Thursday3.00 - 4.00Coursework ClubYears 9 - 11EF4
3.00 - 5.00S.Birmingham Rock & Pop Group
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