Years 7, 9 and 11
Music Bursary or Scholarship Categories
Music Bursaries or Scholarships are available to boys who, in addition to performing well in the Bursary and Scholarship Selection Test, show evidence of outstanding musical achievement or show potential in one of five areas:
- Contemporary Music
Due to strong demand for these music bursaries and scholarships there is usually a minimum standard required. This may change according to the instrument. The current broad recommendations for a minimum standard are:
|Year 7||Minimum||AMEB Grade 4||Note: AMEB is only used as a guide|
|Year 9 and 11||Minimum||AMEB Grade 6 (Year 9 entry)
AMEB Grade 7 (Year 11 entry)
|Note: AMEB is only used as a guide|
In addition to the full or part-remission of academic tuition fees, the Music Bursaries may include music tuition subsidies for an individual instrument. The entry points are Years 7, 9 and 11.
The Joan Meats Pipe Organ Bursary/Scholarship
Years 7, 9 and 11
The Bursary/Scholarship is open to boys entering Years 7, 9 and 11 and is awarded every third year.
First consideration will be given to boys who, in addition to performing well in the Bursary and Scholarship Selection Test, show evidence of outstanding musical achievement or potential on the pipe organ, although consideration may also be given from time to time to those who show exceptional ability on the piano and wish to move into playing a pipe organ. Boys must audition for this Bursary/Scholarship and should perform at least two contrasting works. In addition to the full or part-remission of academic tuition fees, the Joan Meats Pipe Organ Bursary/Scholarship may include music tuition subsidies for organ studies.
The Robert Walter Storr ON 1938 Music Bursary
Years 10 and 11
Robert Walter Storr
The Bursary is awarded to a boy of exceptional musical ability who is a resident of Indonesia, Malaysia or Singapore and who is eligible to enter Years 10 or 11 (15-17 years of age).
Bursary applicants should possess a reasonable fluency in English and be of sound academic ability. The successful applicant will have above average musical ability in either choral or instrumental disciplines and will be strongly motivated to extend those skills by participating in Newington’s music program. Priority will be given to the families of applicants whose financial means would not otherwise enable them to attend Newington College. Continuation of the Bursary is conditional upon the applicant achieving satisfactory standards and acceptable outcomes during each of the two years the Bursary is awarded.
What the Bursary covers
The Bursary covers the following expenses:
- All normal tuition and boarding fees at Newington College, together with musicianship lessons and instrumental tuition fees.
- Expenses associated with compulsory school excursions
- Higher School Certificate or International Baccalaureate Diploma charges
- Overseas Student Health cover
- One economy return airfare from and to the boy’s home country each year
How to Apply for the Robert Walter Storr (ON 1938) Bursary
Applications for the Robert Walter Storr (ON 1938) Bursary cannot be made using the standard Bursary Application form. The Robert Walter Storr (ON 1938) Bursary Application form should be requested from Student Admissions:
The completed forms should be accompanied by a pre-audition video/DVD recording of the candidate playing two contrasting pieces on his chosen instrument/s, together with a report and/or supporting letter of reference from the applicant’s School Principal and his music teacher.
Practical element guidelines for all short listed Music applicants
The following guidelines apply:
- At auditions boys undertake individual aural tests
- Boys auditioning for choral bursaries and scholarships are asked to perform two contrasting songs
- Those auditioning for instrumental bursaries and scholarships perform two contrasting works on their chosen instrument and sing a song of their choice.