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 seventh 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 - 4.15OrchestraAll InstrumentalistsEF4
Tuesday11.20 - 11.40Percussion EnsembleEG3
3.00 - 4.00Acapella GroupEF4
3.00 - 4.30S.B'ham Percussion Ensemble
Thursday10.45 - 11.15Vocal EnsembleAll Vocal StudentsEF4
3.00 - 4.00Coursework ClubYears 9 - 11EF4
Monday - Friday8.00 - 8.30Practice & Development TimeAllEF4


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