A number of Music Scholarships are available to both prospective and current students of The King David School who are entering Years 9 through 12 in 2019. The Music Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who demonstrates outstanding musical ability in addition to Academic excellence. It is conferred at Year 9 or above and continues until completion of VCE and is dependent upon the student continuing with Music Units 1 to 4 at VCE and taking part in all required school musical events.

As part of the audition, candidates are expected to perform two pieces of contrasting style on their major instrument or voice. Candidates may also be examined on some technical work, general knowledge, aural tests and sight reading. In general, however, the adjudication panel looks for good control, tone production, intonation, rhythmic ability, technique, a sound understanding of style and a developed musicality. Besides musical ability, other factors may contribute to the panel’s decision to award scholarships. These could include the instrumental requirements of the School’s larger ensembles and the candidate’s academic ability and attitude.

Music Scholarship Recipients are expected to make progress in keeping with such an award and to substantially contribute to music within the School. Regular daily practice is essential, and scholarship holders should be role models for other student musicians. In addition, Scholarship students are required to study classroom and instrumental music as a school subject through to completion of VCE Units 1-4.

Scholarship students are expected to play a leading role in the School ensemble program and to perform at School events, assemblies and musical productions, as directed by the Head of Music. Scholarships are reviewed annually by the Principal and the Head of Music to ensure that the above conditions are fulfilled.

 

Instrumental Music Tuition Scholarships

A number of Instrumental Music Tuition Scholarships are available to both prospective and current students of The King David School who are entering Years 7 through 12 in 2019.

Instrumental Music Tuition Scholarships are awarded annually to students who demonstrate promising musical ability. Instrumental Music Tuition Scholarships are offered only for a year at a time and are subject to an annual audition and engagement in all the relevant School musical events. As part of the audition, candidates are expected to perform two pieces of contrasting style on their major instrument or voice. Candidates may also be examined on some technical work, general knowledge, aural tests and sight reading. Besides ability, other factors may contribute to the panel’s decision to award scholarships. These could include the instrumental requirements of the School’s larger ensembles.

Instrumental Music Tuition Scholarship recipients are expected to make progress in keeping with such an award and to substantially contribute to music within the School. Regular daily practice on the instrument is essential and a positive attitude and commitment for other student musicians to follow. Scholarship students are expected to play in the School ensemble program and perform at School events, assemblies and musical productions, as directed by the Head of Music. Scholarships are reviewed annually by the Head of Music to ensure that the above conditions are fulfilled.

Students are not to sit a scholarship examination for the Instrumental Music Tuition Scholarship but will need to submit a Music Scholarship Application Form.

Please download a copy of our Music Scholarship Application Form:  HERE