Are you eligible to apply?

To apply, you need to be a talented player of one of the following instruments:

  • woodwind: flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet
  • brass: trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba
  • strings: violin, viola, cello, double bass
  • keyboard: piano
  • percussion: mallet percussion and drum kit
  • other: If you play an instrument other than those listed above and wish to discuss the possibility of applying for a scholarship,


Selection will be based on musical talent and will take into account:

  • the results of a 20-minute audition conducted by the Head  of Music and specialist instrumental staff (see below)
  • a music aptitude test
  • previous music and school reports
  • an interview with the relevant Head of School.

How to apply

Selection will be based on Audition and will take into account:

  • Please download application form HERE
  • review of school reports


Instrumental  Music scholarships cover a percentage of the music tuition fees and do not cover:

  • the cost of books, stationery or uniforms
  • consolidated charges
  • security fee
  • academic and Jewish studies fee
  • discretionary charges such as overseas trips/ interstate music camp


Tenures vary but generally holders are expected to complete their secondary education at The King David School.

Special Conditions

Instrumental music scholarship holders are expected to:

  • maintain a sound standard of academic achievement
  • perform in one or more music ensembles or groups and contribute positively to the musical life of the School

The Audition process

During the audition (approx. 20 minutes), the applicant will be required to:

  • perform two or three contrasting pieces, depending on length. If the applicant plays more than one instrument, two pieces should be performed on the major instrument and the third on the second instrument.
  • demonstrate sight-reading ability
  • undertake an aural test (including melodic recognition, intervals and rhythmic work).

Prior to the practical audition, the applicant will be required to sit a music aptitude test (approx. 40 minutes).