Music Scholarship

  • Applications for 2025 music scholarship entry are now closed

A music scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate a high level of musicianship to assist them to maximise their musical education.

Music auditions take place at Great Southern Grammar. Students may audition on any instrument and are required to present two contrasting pieces and some relevant technical work, scales or exercises appropriate to their developmental level on their instrument. For Preliminary and Grade One, this should include one scale and one exercise. For Grade Two and above, this should include two scales and an arpeggio. Students may choose to perform on more than one instrument, with one piece on each instrument.

Music scholarship recipients are:

  • to be a member of at least one GSG ensemble.
  • expected to demonstrate an ongoing high level of commitment to their musical development maintained through weekly individual lessons.
  • to select Specialist Music as an elective subject in Years Eight to Ten.
  • encouraged to include ATAR Music in Years Eleven and Twelve however, this is not a requirement.
  • to demonstrate an ongoing and high level of commitment to their own musical development and music within the school. The role of promoting music within GSG will be part of the requirements by participating enthusiastically in ensembles and being available for performances throughout the year.
  • to make themselves available for school ensemble performances ie Easter, Foundation Day, annual concerts, award ceremonies, assemblies and Chapel services, some of which may occur outside school hours.
  • to maintain satisfactory academic progress in all subjects, academic progress in their music classroom will also be considered as a factor up to Year Ten.
  • may be required to undertake an evaluation consisting of a practical assessment presenting two contrasting works, some technical work and sight-reading to ascertain the level of development throughout the year.
  • to maintain consistent attendance at school and for all musical commitments.
  • to demonstrate exemplary behaviour and adhere to the Code of Conduct and values of the school.
  • to represent the school for specific activities, musical events, sporting teams or any events as requested.

Parents of students who have received a scholarship are to be fully supportive of school policies, be advocates and ambassadors for all school programmes and events. Parents will continue to be responsible for uniform costs, personal stationery, outdoor education camps and voluntary activities undertaken by the student in the broader school programme.

Please note that to be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents.

For further information, please contact the Music office on (08) 9844 0327 or email music@gsg.wa.edu.au