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Music

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 80 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 an orchestra pit, seating for over 900 and a wonderful 7’6’’ grand piano.

 

As well as offering Music to A-Level we support our students’ musical development through a structured and comprehensive extra-curricular programme. Around 10 yearly concerts and recitals showcase the successes of these ensembles, and a biennial festival-style Gala Concert in the gardens of the British Embassy has proved to be one of the highlights of the school calendar. We also work collaboratively with the Drama Department, with whom we have produced shows such as Little Shop of Horrors, Les Miserables, Evita and Hairspray. This year we look forward to our production of Showtime in March.

 

To complement our regular activities we present a range of master classes and workshops.

 

Every year our students compete at the prestigious Young Musicians of the Gulf Competition in Bahrain where we consistently achieve success in many of the categories.

 

In the Music Department we aim to provide a Music programme which not only caters for the musical development of all ages and abilities, but also provides a focal point, both within the College and the wider community. We run community projects such as the Arabian Youth Orchestra and the Dubai Youth Choir.