Department News

Opera Bohemia – Vocal Workshop

Some of our singers attended a vocal workshop which was held in St Paul’s Academy on 27th June run by Opera Bohemia.

The workshop introduced pupils to the world of opera in a fun and exciting way while tying in with the curriculum.  

Baldragon Academy Summer Concert

Thank you to all pupils and staff who helped make our first summer concert in our new building such a great success. 

All of our pupils excelled themselves and once again they were a real credit to themselves and to the school.  Thank you for all your hard work over the session.

To get a flavour of the night click here to see a short video.

Success at Trinity College Exams

Trinity College Music Exams The following sat their Trinity College Music Exams and passed with flying colours. 

Congratulations to the following pupils:


Jessica Wotherspoon Clarinet Grade 1 Passed with Merit

Paul Robertson Clarinet Grade 2 Passed with Merit
Holly Flynn Clarinet Grade 2 Passed with Merit
Ben Kerr Clarinet Grade 2 Passed with Merit
Reece Fleming Clarinet Grade 2 Passed with Distinction
Molly McGeoghie Saxophone Grade 3 Passed with Distinction

Sarah Fairweather Euphonium Grade 3 Passed with Distinction

Natasha Borsch Trombone Grade 5 Passed with Distinction

Silver Leng Medal Winner

Congratulations to Neave MacFarlane who won this year’s Silver Leng Medal Competition.

All of the competitors sang very well and were a credit to themselves and to our school.

Double Whammy for Baldragon Academy at Vocalist of the Year Competitions

Congratulations to Andrew Watson who won the Male Vocalist of the Year and to TJ Douglas Welsh who won Female Vocalist of the Year at this year's Dundee Schools competition which took place on Thursday 29th March.

Congratulations to Andrew Watson who won the Male Vocalist of the Year and to TJ Douglas Welsh who won Female Vocalist of the Year at this year's Dundee Schools competition which took place on Thursday 29th March. This was open to all of the secondary schools in Dundee and both Andrew and TJ were a credit to our school.

The adjudicator was Marjory Watson, a lecturer in singing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in the Musical Theatre courses. 

Well done to our talented pupils!!

Dundee Schools Arts Festival

80 pupils represented our school in this year's Dundee Schools Arts Festival.

The format was different this year with competitions being replaced by workshops for all instruments and voices.  Over and above this our Brass Ensemble, Wind Band and String Ensemble performed at the Secondary Showcase and our Soul Band performed on the Rock Stage in City Square.  Thank you to all our pupils and staff who took part.

Baldragon Primary Cluster Band

60 pupils from our feeder primaries came along to Baldragon Academy to rehearse for their performance at the Dundee Schools Arts Festival Primary Showcase event.

Under the direction of Mr Cowieson, our woodwind instructor, they performed Iced Tango.

Music pupils attend RSNO concert

Some of our pupils attended the RSNO pre-concert talk and concert on Thursday 15th March.

The programme included Brahms 2nd Piano Concerto and Strauss Ein Heldenleben.  Our pupils and staff really enjoyed hearing both pieces but were very impressed with the Strauss work. 

Brass Pupils attend RCS

Twelve of our brass pupils attended a brass day at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

They heard a wide variety of music played by students and professionals at the RCS. 

Entertaining residents of Balgowan Sheltered Housing Complex

Six of our music pupils entertained the residents of Balgowan Sheltered Housing complex on Tuesday 19th December.

 Both the pupils and residents enjoyed each others company, having a Christmas carol sing-a-long as well as a chat.  Thank you to all involved who brought some Christmas cheer to the residents.