Music Scholarships | Streatham & Clapham High School

Music Scholarships | Streatham & Clapham High School
Music Scholars are role models for younger pupils and contribute widely to the school’s musical life.


Music Scholarships

What we expect

Music Scholars have a very important role within the music department and wider community. Naturally talented and hard-working musicians, Music Scholars act as role models for younger pupils and contribute widely to the school’s music. Music Scholars take a full and active part in any music activities open to them throughout their school career, including concerts, productions, clubs, tours and competitions.

Music Scholars are in regular discussion with the music department to discuss their development and to make sure that they are being stretched and challenged in their music-making. Scholars come together in the Michaelmas Term for a workshop and showcase concert. They are also likely to play a large role in their house music activities. Opportunities for the participation in specialist ensembles are also provided and Music Scholars actively seek every opportunity to perform with other musicians, not necessarily specialist scholars. Music Scholars develop their individual solo performing skills to the highest possible level, and a standard of Grade 8 and above in at least one instrument is attained by the Upper Sixth.

Music scholar responsibilities

  • To be an active member of the musical life of the school.
  • To represent the school in a variety of musical ensembles and as a soloist.
  • To practice and become the best musician that you can be, with an aim of achieving Grade 8 or beyond.
  • To be a subject role model to peers and other students, showing what hard work and practice can achieve and sharing that musicianship with others.
  • To attend Scholars’ meetings and workshops and develop ideas for music-making within the school.
  • To help out on Open Days and take an active role in promoting the school.
  • To enter competitions and involve themselves in music-making beyond the school gates.

How To apply — 11+

Applicants should be of Grade 4 standard or higher in one instrument or voice.

A second instrument (or voice) is desirable but not essential.
Candidates are expected to have performed in ensembles and sung in choirs.
On application, candidates should send in a film of themselves playing one piece on their preferred instrument and one other piece on a further instrument/voice if they would like. Please transfer files via We Transfer if possible to admissions@schs.gdst.net. This will be seen as a first round audition. Following this, a number of candidates will be invited to a live audition, in which they will be asked to perform and do a few tests, before an informal discussion.

The deadline for specialist scholarships is Friday 12th November 2021.

The music scholarship assessment will be held on Friday 14th January 2021 (TBC). Candidates will be sent confirmation once the application deadline has passed.

Download the Music Scholarship Application Form

How To Apply — 16+

External candidates should also submit evidence/details of the following:

  • GCSE MUSIC predicted grade and mock examination result.
  • Any additional relevant qualifications (either achieved or currently studying.
  • A written reference from their school Music teacher of no more than 200 words.
  • Evidence of music/performances outside of school (e.g. photos, programmes, newspaper articles etc.)

Download the Music Scholarship Application Form

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