St Andrew’s Choir Scholarship
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Singing continually since 1842, the Choir of St Andrews Brighton is Victoria’s oldest choir. Since 1924, the St Andrew’s Choral Scholarship has provided a rare and unique opportunity for young Australians to experience the benefits previously only available to children in the UK and Europe. The scholarship provides a ‘choral scholar’ with the opportunity to join a living international tradition in one of only three professional-level choirs in the state (the others being St Patrick’s and St Paul’s). 

More information about St Andrews can be found here

Status: Open
Opening date: 25 May 2018
Closing date: Until filled

Are you eligible to apply?

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • A willingness to be a member of the St Andrew’s Choir
  • A willingness to be fully involved in the Choir from the beginning of Term 1 until Christmas Day each year

Criteria

Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • The results of a 20-minute audition conducted by the Choir Master (student to perform two contrasting pieces)
  • A 40-minute music aptitude test conducted prior to the audition
  • Ability to sight read
  • Previous music and school reports
  • An interview with the relevant Head of School

Value

75% of tuition fees. Choral Scholarships do not cover:

  • The cost of books, stationery or uniforms
  • Consolidated charges
  • Discretionary charges such as overseas trips.

Audience

Treble and Alto singers: Boys entering Years 5 to 7 in 2019

Tenor and Bass Singers: Boys entering Years 8 to 12 in 2019.

 

Duration

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

Special conditions

Choral Scholarship holders are required to:

  • Learn an orchestral instrument by undertaking instrumental lessons at the School, as well as perform in the relevant School musical ensembles, at an appropriate level as directed.
  • Contribute positively and enthusiastically to school life. Progress and contribution to school life are reviewed annually.

A Scholarship may be withdrawn if the Headmaster is not satisfied with the diligence or conduct of the holder.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.

Download the application form here.

For girls, please visit Firbank Grammar’s Enrolments & Scholarships page