International Music Scholarships
The scholarship offers the following:
Free music tuition on one instrument
Part remission of boarding and academic tuition
The scholarships are available to students entering Year 8, Year 9, Year 10 or Year 11. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate outstanding musical ability and potential, and the enthusiasm to make a leading contribution to the musical life of St Mary's.
Any combination of instruments and/or voice may be offered. Although students should be approximately Grade 7 standard, or above, on their principal instrument, some candidates will be given consideration for an award even if the standard is below Grade 7, provided that sufficient evidence of potential is shown. A second instrument, or experience of singing in choirs, will be a distinct advantage.
The requirements of the music scholarship auditions will be two contrasting pieces on the candidate's principal instrument and, if possible, a demonstration of some ability on a second. There will be aural tests, sight-reading and a brief interview.
It is expected that all students on scholarships will work and practise hard and show musical leadership by playing a full and active part in school music activities. Music scholarship holders are also required to select the academic music subjects offered in the curriculum in Year 10. In Years 11 and 12, they are required to take WACE Music as part of their academic curriculum.
If interested, please fill out the application form and and return to the school.