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Elsternwick Music Scholarships

As the result of a generous bequest, Junior School (Prep to Year 4) scholarships are awarded to talented young musicians at the McArthur Music School, Wesley College Elsternwick, for entry in 2018.

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When and how do I apply for an Elsternwick Music Scholarship?

Applications are open from November to March in the year prior to admission. Application forms are available to print from our website and need to be completed and returned in hard copy to us for consideration.

What is the selection criteria for the Elsternwick Music Scholarship?

Evidence of music skill or ability and commitment to developing potential for music ability, as well as enjoyment of and appreciation for music.

Is there academic testing required for the Elsternwick Music Scholarship?

The testing is a two-part process.

  1. An interview which involves discussion with Head of Campus.
  2. An audition with the Head of Music and accompanying music teacher which includes an interview and presentation or performance in area of music potential (singing, voice, playing of instrument).

What is involved in the music audition for the Elsternwick Music Scholarship?

The candidates should be prepared to demonstrate their ability to perform:

  1. Either sing two contrasting songs or play two contrasting pieces on their instrument/s. Bring music with you, including an accompaniment as appropriate for the music. Bring an extra copy for piano accompaniment if required.

The candidates should demonstrate their musicianship:

  1. Identify pitch and rhythm in aural tests at an appropriate level. 
  2. Sight-read music of an appropriate level where applicable.

What is the process & when will I be advised whether my child has been successful?

Written application submitted and if successful in attaining an interview, family will be contacted within two weeks of submission.