Repton's Chamber Choir sing for a BBC ‘Daily Service’ Broadcast.
Music is at the heart of Repton and resounds throughout the School.
The Music Department offers Repton pupils an endlessly inspiring, challenging and individually-tailored programme of both academic and co-curricular music, always seeking to meet specific requirements of all talents and abilities. Whether you are a passionate instrumentalist playing at the highest level, a beginner looking to try something new, or perhaps someone whose only experience of performing is through the school-wide House Singing Competition, the Repton Music Department has something special to offer.
“Whatever you are doing here to make it work, it really is!”
Julian Lloyd Webber at Repton School's Music Competition Final 2017
The department is housed in an impressive building which features a purpose-built concert hall (crowned in 2015 by a new Steinway grand piano), a fully-equipped recording studio, a computer suite set aside for composition and a variety of academic and instrumental teaching spaces.
The School offers a large number of performance opportunities to its pupils: from friendly Informal Concerts and Coffee Concerts to a professional Subscription Concert Series, Chapel Services to large-scale Orchestral and Bands concerts. From an instrumental perspective, the department’s six full-time members of music staff are joined by thirty specialist Visiting Music Teachers (including Heads of Strings, Brass, Woodwind and Singing). This ensures an aspirational and high-quality music programme, tailored to each individual musician’s needs.
Many of our musicians take practical and theoretical examinations offered through the Associated Board and Trinity Guildhall, with some pupils achieving up to diploma level. Those sitting exams are offered regular sessions with the School’s accompanist, with dedicated classes for aural and theory tests. Pupils often go on to study music at universities or conservatoires, with Reptonians regularly gaining Choral and Organ Awards to Oxbridge colleges.
If you would like to find out more about Music at Repton, please get in touch; we would be delighted to meet you and show you around our department.
For all enquiries, please contact Tricia Fulford on firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Academic Music
Dr Peter Siepmann, PhD, LRSM, FRCO
Dr Siepmann has been a member of the music staff at Repton since January 2013. Alongside his school work, Peter is Organist & Director of Music at St Peter's Church in Nottingham, and works regularly as a continuo player, accompanist and guest conductor for a number of local ensembles including the University of Nottingham Choir, Nottingham Bach Choir and Mansfield Choral Society.
Head of Popular Music
Mr Richard Fairbrother, MA
Head of Singing
Mr Andrew Ashwin, BMus, LRSM, PGDip
Head of Strings
Mrs Kelly McCusker, MA
Head of Woodwind
Mrs Alison Hardy, GBSM, ABSM, Dip Orch St
Head of Brass
Mr R Spalton
Music Department Administrator
Mrs Tricia Fulford
Please see the Academic Music page to find out about more about studying Music at Repton.