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 meet twice termly to discuss their development and to discuss music at a higher level. Scholars also exchange ideas and concerns with each other in a supportive environment. Opportunities for the participation in specialised 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.
- To be a subject role model to peers and other students, showing what hard work and practise 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.
Candidates will be invited to an audition, which will be followed by an informal discussion.
The deadline for specialist scholarships is Friday 13th November 2020.
The music scholarship assessment will be held on Thursday 14th January 2021. Candidates will be sent confirmation once the application deadline has passed.
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.)