The standard expected of potential candidates is Grade 5 or above on their principal instrument and, though not essential, some skill on a second instrument should be encouraged. Candidates will be required to play two contrasting pieces on their principal instrument and one piece on their second, to read at sight and to attempt a few ear tests. Choristers are also invited to sing. An accompanist will be provided by the school and we ask that candidates do not bring their own. Time is allocated for rehearsal.
As with all candidates, boys applying for a music scholarship are required to register for the school’s 11+ entrance examinations and, subject to satisfactory performance in these tests, will be invited to audition in January. Award holders will be expected to play a full and lively part in the musical life of the school.
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The closing date for entries to music scholarships is 1st December. The Director of Music will be pleased to meet prospective candidates beforehand by arrangement. Enquiries should be addressed to the Registrar.