The Music Department at Dubai College is a vibrant and exciting learning community housed in a modern, purpose-built facility featuring a dramatic recital area, fully-equipped recording studio, sound-proofed instrumental teaching rooms, practice rooms and classrooms.
Our facilities are furnished with over 85 orchestral instruments, semi-professional concert percussion, 16 pianos and 24 state-of-the-art Apple Mac computers with music editing capabilities.
The Music Department holds larger-scale concerts in the beautiful Dubai College Auditorium, a versatile space, featuring a large stage with acoustic shields, an orchestra pit, seating for over 900 and a wonderful 7’6’’ grand piano.
With over 50 students taking Music at GCSE, it is also a popular subject at A-Level and we support our students’ musical development through a structured and comprehensive extra-curricular programme. With over 30 activities taking place throughout the week we stage around 30 concerts and lunchtime recitals annually to showcase the successes of these ensembles, and provide platforms for individuals to perform. We also work collaboratively with the Drama Department, with whom we have produced shows such as West Side Story, Les Miserables, Evita and Hairspray. This year we look forward to our production of Guys and Dolls in February 2018.
To complement our regular activities we present a range of master classes and workshops inviting professionals from the UK and beyond to come and coach and inspire our students. We regularly have students continuing music at either Music College or University and offer our top students webinar-style lessons from the very best instrumental teachers and mentors in the UK via the internet.
Every year around twenty of our students compete at the prestigious Young Musicians of the Gulf Competition in Bahrain where we consistently achieve success in many of the categories. Last year we had 6 out of 7 appearing in the final.