A Music Scholarship is offered each year to a student entering the Sixth Form, which can be up to a value of 50% remission of fees. This is open to both internal and external candidates. Sixth Form musicians play a valuable role in the musical life of the school and the Music Scholar will be expected to encourage all members of the school to participate in musical activities, lead rehearsals and represent the Music Department at all public occasions. The successful candidate would be expected to undertake the A Level Music course.
There is much competition for the Sixth Form Music Scholarship and we expect girls to have reached a minimum standard of Grade 7 on their principle study instrument. Candidates can play a second study instrument although this does not need to be at the same level.
Girls will need to attend a practical music audition conducted by the Music School to qualify. These practical tests will include a performance of one piece on each instrument or voice they are offering for assessment, sight reading, sight singing and aural tests. Applicants also undertake a written examination, which will be similar to Grade 5 theory, with additional challenging questions.
Girls are encouraged to bring their own accompanist but if this is not possible one will be provided. In this case, the necessary music for the school's accompanist must be brought on the day of the main Entrance Exam to allow the school accompanist time to prepare.
How to Apply
Parents who wish their daughter to be considered for a Music Scholarship must complete an application form available from the Admissions Office. This form will be sent to you on receipt of your registration form.
Key Dates for Applications for Academic Year 2019 - 2020
Music Scholarship applications for the academic year 2018-19 are now closed, however, we are still accepting general applications for Sixth Form, academic year 2018-19 (full fee paying places only).
Final application date for the Sixth Form Music Scholarship – Friday 7 December 2018
Sixth Form Music Scholarship Written Examination – Monday 14 January 2019
Sixth Form Music Scholarship Performance Examination – Friday 18 January 2019 by appointment