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January 17, 2020

Ahead of his much-anticipated cello recital on Friday 24th January, we caught up with cellist and SMA teacher Tom Pickles:

1) Can you talk us through why you have chosen this particular programme to perform?

These are all pieces that I feel an emotional connection to, and they all, particularly the Beethoven and Rachmani...

November 29, 2019

It's already been a week since we invited the fantastic internationally-renowned trombonist Kris Garfitt back to Sheffield for a special up-close-and-personal concert. He brought with him his equally as fantastic accompanist Seri Dan with him for the concert on Friday 22nd November at St Andrew's Church, Psalter Lane.


July 8, 2019

Another year has gone by and we can't believe it's now summer! We've finished teaching for the year - and what a year it has been! 

The Friends of SMA put on a brilliant social on our last teaching day, which consisted of a lovely BBQ spread. Our students also performed in a relaxed concert on site, which provided some...

May 10, 2019

The next concert of our 18/19 season is on Saturday 18th May at Victoria Hall, Sheffield. We are looking forward to celebrating a large proportion of our younger cohort, many of whom are at the start of their musical journey with us. 

You can expect soloists, wind, string and brass groups, choirs and more! Tickets are f...

May 3, 2019

As summer draws closer, so does our annual Finale concert of the year!

Held at Sheffield Cathedral, our Finale concert is the biggest in the SMA calendar. 

We are drawing in forces from across the city, and this year we will be performing Johannes Brahms' colossal 'Requiem'. 

If you are a singer, and you'd like to sing th...

May 3, 2019

Another term has been and gone which means only one thing...grades galore! We submitted 29 students this spring, with a grand total of 32 music exams across ABRSM and Trinity boards. 

We're delighted to have retained our 100% pass rate again this term with an amazing 16 students passing with distinctions! That's half of...

February 25, 2019

We are so proud that one of our students, Matthew Campbell, has won FIRST PRIZE in the Classical Sheffield Composition Competition! Matthew says that this is the first time he has entered a competition such as this, and also the fist time he has composed for a piano trio! 

His new work will be premiered by the world-cla...

January 28, 2019

Our students and their families have been attending recent Hallé concerts at Sheffield City Hall as part of our new exciting partnership. Each time, a group of our fantastic musicians have been playing music in the foyer of the prestigious Sheffield City Hall. Well done to our Wind Sextet and String Quintet for all the...

January 14, 2019

Who spotted Alex, our Administrator on BBC Breakfast on Sunday 13th Jan? Talking all things classical music, she mentioned SMA and the work we do at the end! You can see the last couple of minutes of the interview on our Facebook page here:

January 11, 2019

After hosting our special ABRSM exam day on December 1st 2018, our students have been eagerly waiting on their results. We are so proud that SMA have received a 100% pass rate, with 7 distinctions and 12 merits between the 22 students who were entered. An absolutely fantastic result for our talented young musicians. 


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