A Gap Year Student can add support and energy to a music department. In return the student gains first-hand experience of how a department works, the administration involved, along with performance opportunities. It is an excellent opportunity for a student prior to university or a career in other areas of the music teaching world.

The MMA has sought to maintain a database of member schools who have Gap positions to offer for a number of years now. Many schools offer Gap positions working in many different areas of the Music Department. As the details for each will vary greatly, we recommend contacting each school directly to confirm the offer.

Truro Cathedral

Alto, tenor and bass choral scholars
Contact: Christopher Gray
Director of Music, Truro Cathedral


Norwich School

Gap Year Position
Norwich School regularly appoint a creative, dynamic and determined individual on a full-time, term time basis from September each academic year. The placement is available in the Senior School (11-18) for either an outstanding musician who has just left school, or a graduate in Music.


King’s College School, Wimbledon

King’s College School, Wimbledon is seeking a talented and enthusiastic gap year student to work in their Music Department for a full year, starting each January.


Beechwood Park School

Graduate Boarding Assistant
The role is designed to give graduates who are considering qualifying as teachers practical experience of working in a school.


Norwich Cathedral

Alto, Tenor and Bass Choral Scholarships
Generous salary, free accommodation, Singing Tuition Allowance


Belhaven Hill School

Following the expansion of the Music Department and the construction of a new, state-of-the-art Music School, Belhaven Hill is looking for a GAP assistant to help in all areas of the school with particular responsibilities in the Music Department.