The School offers a number of Scholarships and Exhibitions each year. The School’s purpose in offering Music and Choral awards is to encourage musical pupils to develop and fulfil their potential. Award holders are expected to make a full contribution to the School's musical activities. The Head of Music is pleased to advise potential candidates through a pre-audition assessment.
For the Music Scholarship, candidates may offer any instrument (including voice). Each candidate will be asked to play at least one piece on their first instrument. If a second piece is offered, it should contrast suitably with the first choice.
Candidates should also offer a second study, but exceptionally talented pupils on a single study will be considered. Any further evidence to support an application, such as improvisation, composition, or technology is welcomed.
Auditions are held early in the calendar year on a Saturday morning at the School. A skilled and sympathetic accompanist will be in attendance. The auditions will include aural tests and oral questions about general musical topics.
A Music Scholarship may only be awarded to a candidate who reaches the qualifying academic standard in the appropriate entrance examination.
Grades 4 or 5 would usually be regarded as appropriate at age 11, Grades 6 or 7 at 13.
Candidates for 11+ entry must be under 12 years of age on 1 September.
Candidates for 13+ entry must be under 14 years of age on 1 September.
Tenure of an award will be subject to the holder’s satisfactory continued academic work, conduct and commitment to her or his field(s) of expertise at the School.
Further details and Application Forms may be obtained from the Registrar or Head of Music.