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The music scholarships are worth between 10% and 70% of academic fees. Music scholarships also cover music tuition on up to two instruments or voice where this is supplied by a member of the College music staff.
- Candidates wishing to enrol in Grade 8 in 2015 who have achieved a high standard of performance on at least a (music) Grade IV level (Trinity, Royal Schools or UNISA) on any recognised classical musical instrument are eligible for the scholarship.
- Candidates who are not presently at Bishops but are going into their Grade 9 or 10 year in 2015 may also apply for the scholarship on any instrument, provided they have not applied for the Bishops music scholarship in a previous year.
- Candidates who are presently at Bishops and are going into their Grade 9 or 10 year in 2015 may also apply for the scholarship on any instrument, provided they have not applied for the Bishops music scholarship in a previous year.
- The John Selfe Music Scholarship is for boys entering Grade 8 with a choral interest.
Candidates will be required to play an audition for a selection panel at Bishops. This usually takes place early in the second term of each year for the following year's scholarships. Audition expectations are as follows.
- Candidates will be expected to perform a maximum of three pieces, in contrasting styles, that reveal their musicianship and technical ability.
- Candidates will be required to undergo a sight-reading and aural test and to answer questions of a general nature.
- Candidates who play a second instrument and/or who sing well should be prepared to sing and/or play a short piece on that instrument too.
- Candidates are expected to provide their own accompanists where necessary.
- Candidates will be required to write a theory assessment.
An equally important criterion in the selection of scholars will be whether they have shown involvement and commitment to the music at their previous school, and whether they are likely to continue to contribute to the musical life of Bishops on a permanent basis during their years at the school.
The successful candidates will be required to take an active part in the varied musical life at the school and would be expected to take music as a Matriculation subject. The successful candidates will benefit from the scholarship for the remainder of their schooling at Bishops up to Matriculation level, although the awards are reviewed annually and the College has the right to withdraw scholarship privileges from pupils at any time during their schooling if it is felt that their musical or academic performance or contribution is below that required.
Recipients of Bishops Music Scholarships are required to have their instrumental lessons with Bishops music staff
Enquiries and Application Forms
Application forms can be collected from the Music School or sent to via email. Please contact the Director of Music, Mark Mitchell, for these or to answer any other questions regarding the scholarships.
Director of Music
Bishops (Diocesan College)
Camp Ground Road
Phone: 021 659-1036