Music Scholarships and Awards
The School has an outstanding reputation for the quality of its music, and provides great opportunities for musically talented pupils. The system of entrance for boys and girls who display particular musical potential serves to maintain and promote this quality. Scholarships and Awards are available for pupils entering the school at 13+ and Sixth Form only.
The following Awards are available:
1. Up to twelve Music Scholarships together with free tuition in two instruments are awarded at 13+. Further assistance can be made available through the bursary scheme, depending on parental income. Candidates for Music Scholarships should have outstanding ability/potential for their age in one instrument and strong skills in at least one further study or voice. Although not obligatory, an approximate standard of Grade 6 is expected, and candidates are advised to attend a pre-audition with the Director of Music in order to assess suitability, ideally in year 6 or 7 of Prep school.
2. A small number of Music Exhibitions and Choral Exhibitions, together with free tuition in one instrument/voice. These awards are available to candidates who show outstanding ability in just one instrument, or as a singer
3. One or more Music Scholarships for Sixth Form entrants, together with free tuition in two instruments. Eligibility is in line with the criteria for 13+ awards, although the recommended level of achievement is in excess of Grade 7, or equivalent. Again, pre-auditions with the Director of Music are advised to assess eligibility and these generally take place during Year 10.
The Music Scholarship Audition
1. The auditions will take place in Canterbury with candidates being required for a single day.
2. Sixth Form scholarship auditions take place in November of the preceding academic year. 13+ auditions take place in January of the preceding academic year.
3. The examiners look for musical potential as well as existing achievement and take choral experience into account. There are no written papers, the three requirements being the presentation of two contrasting pieces, ear tests, and sight-reading.
Further details and application forms are available from The Admissions Office