For parents of talented musical children, the quality, profile, opportunities and individual nurturing offered by the Music Department is a vital consideration in their choice of a senior school.

A school in which music thrives demonstrates not only its commitment to the development of pupils’ creativity but also to their cultural awareness and the fundamental life skills of self-discipline and teamwork which musical activity brings.

At Cranleigh we are passionate about the importance of music in the development of well-rounded individuals, but not to the exclusion of all else. You will find Cranleighans developing their musical talents alongside a well-balanced academic curriculum and a wide range of other creative and sporting activities. Every pupil is offered a vast number of musical opportunities to fulfil his or her individual potential, whether that may be participation in a large choir, in a Rock Band, or as a soloist with a professional symphony orchestra.

I am always delighted to meet keen musicians and potential music scholars for an informal pre-audition at any time of the year.

Do read the links above regarding musical life at Cranleigh, and better still come and see us. I hope you will see that music lies at the very heart of Cranleigh, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Key Staff

Mrs C A Beddison

Music Teacher / Choral Director

Mr D M Eaglestone

Head of Woodwind & Brass

Mr D J Futcher

Assistant Head (Director of IT)

Mr G C Royall

Deputy Housemaster (East)

Mr R J Saxel

Director of Music

Mr P Scriven

Organist in Residence

Dr A L Thomas

Head of Vocal Studies and Choral Music

Dr M E Ward

Head of Keyboard

Mr K D Weaver

Head of Academic Music & Strings

Mrs R A Williams

Head of Prep School Music