The Music Department at The Royal School is an inclusive department, which seeks to provide every budding musician with as many opportunities as possible. Scholars are expected to join all extra-curricular groups relevant to their instrument/voice and are given numerous opportunities to perform both inside and outside of school. Scholars are also encouraged to form their own groups with other musicians.
Performance opportunities vary each year but can include any of the following: informal Lunchtime Concerts, Assemblies, Inter-House Music Competition, large scale concerts, external community concerts, Christmas Carol Service, The Annual National Service for Seafarers in St. Paul’s Cathedral and Evensong in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Guidelines for Music Scholarship Candidates
Candidates applying for Music Scholarships are required to be at a minimum standard of Grade 4 for Year 7 and Grade 7 or above for Year 12 entry, though it is not essential that exams have been taken. They may offer up to three instruments, including voice, in which case one piece per instrument is sufficient.
Music Scholarships are awarded based on performance, potential and enthusiasm; discussion, therefore, plays a significant part in the audition process.
Those who only offer one instrument should prepare two contrasting pieces/ songs. Applicants with a talent for composition/song writing will also be considered and should provide recordings and scores of two contrasting original compositions. Recordings should be on either CD/USB or performed live at the scholarship assessment.
With this application form candidates should include a covering letter telling us why they believe they would be a successful music scholar. Candidates might wish to tell us about the contribution they make to music at their school, musical groups in which they perform outside school, what they love about music or what they feel you could offer to the musical life of The Royal. References or letters of support from their instrumental or music teacher(s) for each instrument should also be submitted as part of the application.
The school will provide an accompanist or a CD player for backing tracks, though candidates are welcome to bring their own accompanist.
If your child wishes to apply for a Year 7, Year 12 Music Scholarship, please request a Scholarship application form from email@example.com