Our department ethos is ‘Music for All’ and the range of activities we offer reflects this.

Dollar Academy

Singing is central to everything we do in the music department and we have several choirs to accommodate pupils of all ages and stages. Our weekly rehearsals include Prep School Choir, Junior School Choir, Form I and II Choir, Senior Mixed Voice Choir and Chamber Choir. Repertoire is varied and represents the eclectic tastes of our choral directors and pupil members. We ensure there   are a number of performance opportunities locally, nationally and internationally.

One of the biggest school events is the annual senior school musical and this coincides with the Dollar Academy sports weekend in June. The full-scale production takes place in professional theatres including The Alhambra in Dunfermline and The Macrobert Arts Centre at Stirling University. It is open to all pupils in Forms III – VI with auditions taking place before Easter to secure the coveted lead roles. Previous productions include: Cats, Chess, We Will Rock You, Grease, Footloose, The Addams Family and Les Miserables.

We provide numerous opportunities for our instrumentalists too including: 2 Jazz Orchestras, Chamber Music groups (which vary year to year depending upon available instrumentalists), String Ensembles and Wind Bands for lower and senior school pupils, as well as an orchestra for each of the Prep and Junior Schools and two Senior School orchestras. Preps have the opportunity to perform with the newly formed Recorder Ensemble and the Junior School pupils can participate in the ever-upbeat Ukulele Group and Samba Band. And if that is not enough….there is always the award winning Pipe Band.

To find out more about Music at Dollar, visit our Gallery page here. Click ‘Music’ from the downbar to see some of our best images and videos from Dollar’s Music Department.

Instrumental or vocal lessons are available for pupils from Prep 3. To find out more information, or to apply, please download this form.

Our Independent Music Instructors have put together a practice information sheet for their pupils. For some top tips on how to practice your instrument at home, please click here.