King's College School

Coeducational Independent Prep school in Cambridge

KCS

Composition

All pupils at King's have a chance to try their hand at composition within class music lessons, and a number of pupils compose regularly in their free time. The school runs composition clubs and uses Sibelius 6 music software on the school server. Many of the choristers enjoy writing music suitable for performance in chapel (settings of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis are particularly popular!), as well as chamber music and even works for full orchestra. Recently pupils have been successful in several national and local competitions, and one has gained a place to study composition at the Junior Royal Academy of Music.