We are looking for students who have a love of music and a genuine passion for making music. Candidates are advised to choose pieces which show their performance skills and musicality at their best, rather than pieces which stretch their technique to the limit. Candidates applying for the Music Scholarship will also be considered for Music Awards (Upper School) during the assessment process.
To support a Music Scholarship application, please provide video recordings of performances in two disciplines, one of which may be singing (a phone, iPad or computer recording will be sufficient). The recording should be a live performance and the candidate should introduce themselves and their pieces. If the candidate has the means of playing along with an accompaniment (e.g. with an accompanist or on CD), they may do so. Shortlisted students will then be invited to a Music Scholarship assessment via Zoom on Saturday 6 February 2021.
Due to the size of the recorded files, please transfer the video to support a Music Scholarship application via wetransfer using the attached link: https://wetransfer.com. Through wetransfer, please email the file to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the message box, please include your child’s name and current school. Music Scholarship applications should also include the title of the piece of music and name of the composer.
The Director of Music is happy to offer advice on the scholarship process: email@example.com
The music scholar and award holders will be expected to take leading roles in school ensemble activities and liturgies and to perform at concerts and other public events, as required. Should a student stop playing the relevant instrument/not take GCSE Music, then the award will cease from the following term.