Music Scholarships

Music Scholarships

Music Scholarships are offered for students entering Years 7 to 11, who demonstrate outstanding music achievement or potential. The Scholarships entitle the recipients to part remission of tuition fees to the end of Year 12. All other expenses must be met at the full rate.

Music scholarships are awarded primarily on the quality of audition, however, examination success and demonstrated academic achievement will also be taken into consideration. The audition process will include a performance of one piece, an interview, sight reading/singing and some questions on music literacy (based on the level of AMEB grade completion).

Music scholarships are reviewed annually and if these criteria are met, will apply for the duration of studies at NEGS, unless otherwise specified. As a condition of the scholarship the student will continue lessons in their chosen field (voice or instrumental) and perform regularly at school music events. The cost for instrumental tuition is met entirely by parents.

Scholarship recipients are expected to be fully involved in the music life of the school including membership of relevant ensembles. The successful applicant will be expected to study music as a subject through to the Higher School Certificate.


Students are expected to have achieved the following standard for their instrument:

  • Grade 2 AMEB standard or equivalent for Voice
  • Grade 3 AMEB standard or equivalent for Brass and Woodwind
  • Grade 4 AMEB standard or equivalent for Piano and Strings

All applicants for Music Scholarships are required to:

  1. Complete and submit the Music Scholarship Application Form;
  2. Complete and submit an Application for Enrolment Form (unless this has been completed previously) and provide all documentation referred to in that form;
  3. Sit the Academic Scholarship Test;
  4. Attend an interview with the Principal.

The scholarships are reviewed on an annual basis and it is the School’s expectation that recipients of Music Scholarships participate fully in the musical life of the School including performing in appropriate musical ensembles, maintaining high levels of performance and representing the School as and when requested.

The School reserves the right to withdraw a scholarship from any scholarship holder.