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Cranbrook School

Bellevue Hill Campus

Music Scholarship

Years Offered:
Year 7
Up To 100%
Applications open:
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Tuition Only
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Requirements & Eligibility

Applicants must display outstanding commitment to, and involvement in his current school’s music programme, including punctual and enthusiastic attendance to at least one weekly ensemble. A reference from the student’s current school’s Music Teacher is required in support of this information. 

The student must perform at a creditable level in the Cranbrook School Scholarship Examination. 

The following grade levels provide a general description of the minimum performance standard required to be considered for a Music Scholarship. Please note these are provided only as a broad guide due to the strong demand for scholarships and the Director of Music will favourably consider perceived attitude and commitment as well as Cranbrook’s ensemble requirements. 

Strings: Violin and Cello – Grade 6, Viola – Grade 5, Double Bass – Grade 4. Classical Guitar – Grade 5 

Brass/Woodwind: Grade 4 (With the exception of Bassoon, Oboe and French horn, where two years tuition may be deemed sufficient).

Piano: Grade 7 (Only eligible if a second instrument is also played at the required level).

Percussion, Vocal, Electric and Bass Guitar: at the discretion of the Director of Music and the audition panel. 

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to undertake an audition on 1 March 2018 between 1.00pm – 4.00pm, and interview before a panel headed by the Director of Music. Auditions will involve the performance of two contrasting works, and a brief aural examination. In addition, all applicants are required to prepare and sing a simple song of their choosing.

Short-listed applicants from the Audition process will then be invited to undertake an interview with members of the Scholarship Committee.

Music Scholars are expected to maintain extremely high standards both in performance and in all areas of the academic arena. 

  • Music Scholars are required to select elective music from Year 9 through to the HSC 
  • Music Scholars are required to participate in the school’s ensembles as guided by the Director of Music, including the school’s choral programme 
  • As a soloist, each scholar must successfully undertake an annual practical examination up to and including Year 10, as well as perform in the twice-yearly Scholars’ Recital
  • Music Scholars are expected to demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour, punctuality and musicianship in all aspects of musical endeavour.


  • A panel headed by the Director of Music undertakes annual Scholarship reviews 
  • Music Scholarships may be revoked at any time should the scholar not adhere to the Scholarship obligations as outlined above.
  • Music Scholarships may also be withdrawn with notice if performance falls below expected levels. 

Next Steps

Candidates are required to register online for the Cranbrook School Scholarship Examination.

In addition to the online application, a portfolio as outlined below must be submitted directly to the School by 5pm Friday 16 February 2018

  • Copies of the last two most recent school reports
  • A copy of the student’s last NAPLAN results
  • Copies of any awards/academic achievements
  • Details of the student’s other co-curricular activities at school or in the community such as volunteer work, leadership positions held, etc
  • For Music Scholarship applicants, details of music examinations, gradings and relevant results

Please send to: 

Director of Admissions
Cranbrook School
5 Victoria Road 
Bellevue Hill NSW 2023 

02 9327 9000 

Please place all items in single file, not stapled. Please note that portfolios will NOT be accepted via email. All portfolios must be submitted either via post or in person at Cranbrook Senior School. A letter indicating whether the applicant has been successful or otherwise will be sent to the parent/guardian by the end of Term 1, 2018. Please contact the Admissions Department for information about testing in regional or international locations. 

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