Co-Curricular > Music

Epsom Girls Grammar School has a proud musical tradition. There are many opportunities for students to participate in music at Epsom, whether as part of an instrumental group, singing in a choir, learning an instrument or as part of a music class. Many of our past pupils are active in the music world. Epsom Music provides students with excellent learning experiences, superb resources, skilled staff and wonderful performance opportunities.

Click here to watch the Epsom Chamber Orchestra - Tian-yi Lu (Flute) - Peter Thomas (Conductor) playing Bach Suite No.2 in B minor at the KBB Music Festival.

Instrumental and Vocal Tuition

Experienced and highly-qualified teachers give tuition in the playing of musical instruments and voice. All string, woodwind (including saxophone) and brass instruments are taught, along with percussion (including drum kit), singing, piano and guitar. Girls are taught in small groups during school time but on a rotating timetable to minimise disruption to other subjects. A levy is requested from each student to cover photocopying and costs associated with the upkeep of resources and facilities. The itinerant system is not intended to cater for advanced students, or students wanting individual tuition. The school has a limited number of instruments for hire by pupils. Instruments are allocated according to individual need and in the first instance preference is given to students taking music as an option.

Full details are available at the beginning of the school year. All enquiries should be directed to the Music staff (phone 970-6744) email: music@eggs.school.nz

School Ensembles and Choirs

Paradisum Choir

Students at Epsom Girls Grammar School can be part of a number of music groups, ranging from small chamber ensembles, jazz and rock groups through to the Concert Band, Orchestra and Choirs. A range of musical styles are catered for. Groups rehearse, perform and tour regularly, taking part in interschool music festivals and competitions.

Music Groups

Some of the Epsom Music groups are:

  • Festival Choir
  • Paradisum (Auditioned Choir)
  • Epsom Vocal Group
  • Epsom Symphonia
  • Epsom String Ensemble
  • Epsom Chamber Orchestra
  • Epsom Concert Band
  • Epsom Intermediate Concert Band
  • Epsom Stage Band
  • Chamber Groups
  • Barbershop
  • Rock Bands
  • Jazz Groups
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