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Music Scholarships

Music Scholarships are available to students of exceptional musical and academic ability.

  • Instrumental Scholarships awarded on merit by the Head Master
  • Choral Scholarships awarded in association with The Collegiate Church of St. Mary
  • N.B. Applications should be received by Wednesday 31 October 2018 (for 2019 entry)
  • Senior School Scholarship auditions will be held on Thursday 8 November 2018 (for 2019 entry)

For more information please contact our Director of Music, Mr S. Hogg 

Choral Scholarships

Choral Scholarships

Two Choral Scholarships may be awarded each year to boys aged between 7 and 11 years on 1st September, who are either entering or who are in attendance at Warwick Junior School and are selected for the Choir of St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Warwick. A Scholarship is valid for the duration of a chorister’s career in both Warwick School and St Mary’s Collegiate Church Choir unless he is awarded a Governors’ Scholarship, Bursary or other remission of fees on entry to the Senior School in which case the value of the Scholarship is reviewed. An ex-chorister is awarded a pension of not less than half of the Choral Scholarship originally awarded while still a member of Warwick School , for a period of time not exceeding the period of time that he held the Choral Scholarship. The values of Scholarships and Pensions are reviewed annually in the light of changes in School fees.

Senior School Scholarships

A minimum of two Music Scholarships are available to be awarded each year to boys joining the Senior School at 11+. The scholarships are up to the value of 20% of the tuition fees for a day boy and 20% of the tuition (plus boarding fees) for a boarder.  All scholarships may be enhanced after means testing with a bursary of up to 100% of fees.  Families with a gross income less than £33,000 may be eligible for 100% fee assistance.  The scheme can also provide assistance on a reducing scale to families with a gross income of up to £60,000.  The actual assessment is made on parental net income and further details can be obtained from the Foundation Office.  The Scholarships are awarded on assessment of music ability and potential with a satisfactory level in the Entrance Examination.  Music Scholarships may not normally be held in conjunction with any other Scholarship.

Music Scholars are expected to play a full and vigorous part in the musical life of the School.  This might include Orchestras, Bands or Choirs. All Music Scholars are expected to take Music at GCSE but are not obliged to study it at A Level.

Those who apply for Music Scholarships must complete the Application Form and send it to the Admissions Registrar by the start of the Lent term. Music Scholarship auditions will take place early in the Lent term.

It is important to stress that there is no absolute standard as musical ability and potential are both assessed at the Scholarship; however it is expected that boys are approximately Grade 5 standard on their first instrument.

A parent or guardian may accompany the candidate to the audition but will not be permitted to remain in the room for the audition.  The audition panel will normally consist of two members of the Music Department staff.

We hope that Music Scholars will:

  • Develop further their talents through dedicated practice and performance
  • Have a real desire to share their talent with, and for, others
  • Have a genuine interest in supporting the School's Music Department in an unselfish way
  • Scholars who do not enter into the rich musical life might risk having their scholarships revoked

The Director of Music is happy to hear candidates informally, and without prejudice, prior to the audition proper in order to offer advice and guidance.

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