2022 Music Scholarships – Brighton Campus
For students entering Years 7 to 11 in 2022. Firbank has a long tradition of excellence in music and provides a dynamic and varied music program which includes regular concert performances, recitals, soirees and church services. Bel Canto, the top auditioned choir, has toured successfully overseas winning international competitions at Verona and Vienna and there are regular instrumental tours combined with Brighton Grammar School. An appreciation of music in all its forms is encouraged at all levels of the School.
Music scholarships are offered to girls entering Firbank in Year 7 to 11 in 2022. Firbank Grammar students and external candidates are eligible to apply. The award of a Music Scholarship and the number of scholarships offered will depend on the quality of the applicants. The award will be made on the basis of an audition conducted by the Co-Directors of Music, previous schools reports and application form and an interview with the Director of Admissions, Dr Jenny Peters. All instruments (including voice) are eligible.
The scholarships are offered through to Year 12, subject to a satisfactory annual school record, participation in the School’s co-curricular music program on the scholarship instrument, the study of classroom music until the end of Year 10, appropriate conduct, attitude and adherence to School Policies. Please note that any scholarship offer made includes up to 60 minutes of free tuition per teaching cycle (must be taken within the School).
In order to realise any future potential identified during the audition process, scholarship holders are expected to continue individual tuition on their scholarship instrument (includes voice). Any decision to cease individual tuition must be discussed with the relevant Co-Director of Music. All applicants must sit the scholarship examination which will be held at Firbank Grammar School on Saturday, 6 February 2021.
Candidates should have attained Grade 3 or 4 AMEB level but this is a guide only. Future potential is also taken into account.
Auditions will be held at the Senior School campus in the week beginning Monday, 22 February 2021. Candidates will be advised of the time of the audition. Auditions last for approximately 20 minutes. Candidates will need to perform two or three contrasting pieces depending on length. If a candidate plays two or more instruments then two pieces should be played using the major instrument and the third piece on the minor instrument. Some sight-reading and aural tests will also be given. Candidates will need to provide their own accompanist.
Please ensure that your child fills in the online application form below and upload a copy of the applicant’s most recent school report and a copy of the latest NAPLAN results. An Application Fee of $100.00 will be charged by our testing service, Edutest.
Applications close Wednesday, 27 January, 2021.
Online applications should be accompanied by recent AMEB examination reports or other information regarding musical attainment. A reference may also be included. External applicants should also include a copy of their most recent school report.
All applicants will be required to sit the Scholarship examination which will be held on Saturday, 6 February 2021.
All candidates will be notified of results by mail.