Music Scholarships
music scholarships

The College has a vibrant music program offering individual lessons and ensembles of high standards across a range of instruments and musical styles. Music Scholarship recipients will be offered full remission of instrumental tuition fees on one instrument (for current Geelong College students) and full remission of instrumental tuition fees on one instrument and part remission of academic fees (for new students to Geelong College). The amount of fee remission offered to each candidate is at the discretion of the Principal, but will not exceed 50%.

Auditions

Musicians, who play all instruments, including voice, are encouraged to audition.

Auditions will be held at The Geelong College early in Term 1  following the scholarship tests. All external applicants must sit the scholarship test and provide the required documentation, at which time they will be notified of their audition details.

In addition to the documentation required for general applications Music Scholarship applicants must provide the following:

  • A summary of their musical achievements and involvements
  • References from music teachers, including contact details

Instrumentalists and vocalists are reminded that they must provide their own accompanist for the audition. Backing tracks can be used (CD or mp3 files on ipod, etc).

Students are able to audition on one or more instruments, including voice. Pianists and guitarists must also be fluent on a second instrument or be prepared to commence an orchestral woodwind, brass or string instrument upon entering the school.

During auditions, applicants will be asked to:

  • Perform two contrasting pieces or movements on their principal instrument and perform one piece on their second instrument (if applicable)
  • Take tests of aural awareness and sight reading

Audition Standards

If the following minimum auditions standards are not achieved, applications will be considered if the candidate can demonstrate exceptional musical abilities, for example perfect pitch or excellent rhythmic skills. To be considered for the audition, please contact the Director of Music.

For woodwind and brass instruments

Applicants must be working towards completing the AMEB level listed below or its equivalent by the end of the year prior to entry to the school:

Entry into Year 7 AMEB Grade 3 or equivalent
Entry into Year 8 AMEB Grade 4 or equivalent
Entry into Year 9
AMEB Grade 5 or equivalent
Entry into Year 10
AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent
Entry into Year 11
AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent

For orchestral strings, piano, guitar and voice

Applicants must be working towards completing the AMEB level listed below or its equivalent by the end of the year prior to entry to the school:

Entry into Year 7 AMEB Grade 4 or equivalent
Entry into Year 8 AMEB Grade 5 or equivalent
Entry into Year 9
AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent
Entry into Year 10
AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent
Entry into Year 11
AMEB Grade 7 or equivalent

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