Instrumental Music Scholarships 

 

Status:  Open
Opening date: 7 November 2018
Closing date: 15 February 2019, 5pm. Late applications will not be accepted. 
Audition date: TBA

This Scholarship is for entry into Year 5 (minimum AMEB Grade 3 standard) to 10 (minimum AMEB Grade 6 standard) in 2020. 

Application form

Download here 

To apply, you need to be a talented player of one of the following instruments:

  • Woodwind: flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet
  • Brass: trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba
  • Strings: violin, viola, cello, double bass
  • Keyboard: piano
  • Percussion: mallet percussion and drum kit
  • Other: If you play an instrument other than those listed above and wish to discuss the possibility of applying for a scholarship, please contact the Music School directly on 03 8591 2258. Please note that BGS does not offer guitar scholarships.

Criteria

Selection will be based on musical talent and will take into account:

  • the results of a 20-minute audition conducted by the Director of Music and specialist instrumental staff (see below)
  • a music aptitude test
  • previous music and school reports
  • an interview with the relevant Head of School.

Value

The value of the scholarship varies depending on the quality and number of successful applicants. Instrumental Scholarships do not cover:

  • the cost of books, stationery or uniforms
  • consolidated charges
  • discretionary charges such as overseas trips.

Duration

Tenures vary but generally, holders are expected to complete their secondary education at BGS.

Special conditions

Instrumental music scholarship holders are expected to:

  • maintain a sound standard of academic achievement
  • perform in one or more BGS Music ensemble or group and contribute positively to the musical life of the School.

The audition process

During the audition (approx. 20 minutes), the applicant will be required to:

  • perform two or three contrasting pieces, depending on length. If the applicant plays more than one instrument, two pieces should be performed on the major instrument and the third on the second instrument.
  • demonstrate sight-reading ability
  • undertake an aural test (including melodic recognition, intervals and rhythmic work).

Prior to the practical audition, the applicant will be required to sit a music aptitude test (approx. 40 minutes).

Don’t forget….   

Your Music Scholarship application must include a reference from your current music teacher, a copy of your most recent school report and NAPLAN results, and all information regarding relevant musical attainments.

A Scholarship may be withdrawn if the Headmaster is not satisfied with the diligence or conduct of the holder. Failure to pay fees may also lead to withdrawal.  The School reserves the right not to award any or all of the scholarships available. No boy may hold more than one scholarship.

Contact

Jared Furtado, Head of Music 
BGS Music School
03 8591 2258 or 
music@brightongrammar.vic.edu.au