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
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. This will be seen as a first round audition. Following this, a number of candidates will be invited to an 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 Thursday 13th January 2021 (TBC). Candidates will be sent confirmation once the application deadline has passed.
External candidates should also submit evidence/details of the following: