Performing Arts – Music Scholarship

Music Scholarship Criteria

Discovery College invites talented music students to apply for music scholarships. Students applying for a music scholarship should strive to develop their ability and love for music through music creation, analysis, performance and reflection, and by attending a range of professional performances. To be considered for a music scholarship, students must have a Semester 1 achievement grade of 6 or higher in music.

Please note, scholarship applications are reviewed, in the first instance, by the head of the music department, and short-listed candidates invited for an audition and interview with the scholarship committee at the College.

Invited Music Scholarship applicants will participate in an audition consisting of a performance of music, site reading, and aural tests. Technical work, scales for example, will be tested at the level of the applicant’s last exam. Applicants will be required to perform two pieces of music they’ve prepared in contrasting styles with a maximum time of 8 minutes total. Students will be asked general knowledge questions based on the pieces they played. Music theory and musicianship will also be addressed. If accompaniment is required on performance pieces, the accompanist should be provided by the student.

Other Criteria:

In addition to criteria specific to the scholarship type, to receive a scholarship award at Discovery College, students must demonstrate themselves to be leaders among their peers in both academics and community service. This commitment should be demonstrated through contributions to the college community and beyond through service and leadership.

Discovery College looks for globally minded candidates who are able to make sound decisions and solve complex problems with integrity, honesty and a sense of fairness. Candidates should be able to approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety, show sensitivity towards the needs of others and respect the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures. Above all, DC Scholarship students should be able to give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and development.

All external applicants are expected to pass the Discovery College admissions assessment for their respective Year level.

Continuing Requirements:

Recipients of music scholarships will be required support the overall music programme at Discovery College. It is compulsory for students to be enrolled in music classes as part of the Discovery College curriculum through the end of Year 13. Recipients will also be required to participate in at least two music ensembles at the discretion of the head of music. Scholarship students should also be prepared to play at concerts and other events sponsored by and representing the College. The continued expectation is that students with Music scholarships earn a minimum average achievement grade of 6 in Music across Semester 1 and 2 grades.

Scholarship students are expected to follow the Discovery College code of conduct, as well as continue to demonstrate themselves as leaders within and outside the College community. Development and fulfilment of requirements will be monitored by an assigned scholarship mentor. The renewal of scholarship awards is at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee through their annual review process, which takes into account feedback from the scholarship mentor, deans, and academic grade reports.