Opera at TGS!

A big thank you to Miss Allan in the Modern Languages department for arranging a visit from her friend, Christian Schneeberger, who is performing in La Traviata with Scottish Opera at HMT in Aberdeen this weekend.

Christian performed to Advanced Higher, Higher and National 5 music pupils in the morning and then put on a lunchtime recital in the assembly hall.  Thank you to all pupils and staff for your support; it was lovely to see so many people enjoying the opportunity to see a professional musician giving so freely of his time and talents.

What a fantastic way to end the week! 🙂


Fantastic day with The Tailormade!

A huge thank you to Jack, Aaron and Matt for all their work today. The song writing workshop with N5 and some S3 pupils was a hugely enjoyable experience and culminated in a final performance of each group’s song.

In the afternooon sessions, some S2 pupils also got the chance to find out about the music industry and what is involved in writing songs. They were also treated to a live performance from the band.


S2 Homework – due week beg. Mon 13 November

During Term 1, we have been looking at the Music of America.  This homework task will give you the opportunity to find out a little more about one of the artists whose music we listened to.

If it is easier to come in at lunchtimes, or after school, you are welcome to use one of the computers in S11 to complete this task.

(Mon and Tues are INSET days – classes on these days can hand their homework in the following week).

S2 HW Music of America

Tuesday 19 Sep S3 Music

I would like you to prepare a PowerPoint presentation on a band or artist of your choice.  Take your time and think carefully about your design.

Your presentation should be of a high quality, include an image on each slide and contain the following information:

  1. Title slide with band/artist name
  2. Background information on the artist – e.g. background info, where they are from, what instruments they play, etc
  3. Information on their musical career.  e.g. how they got into the music industry, tours, etc.
  4. Provide information on some of their hits, albums and awards.
  5. Tell me why you chose the artist/band.  Explain your choice and let me find out a little more about your taste in music.

Please save your work in your Docs or on GLOW.

Red Note workshop

As part of the Sound Festival (26 October – 11 November) our Higher and Advanced Higher pupils enjoyed a composition workshop on Monday 4 September.  A big thank you to members of Red Note Ensemble, Robert Irvine and Ruth Morley along with composer, John de Simone and a big thank you to Ellen Thomson from Sound for giving us the chance to be involved!

If you enjoyed taking part why not consider taking part in Go Compose! – a 3 day composition course?