At 10+, 11+ and 13+, applicants may offer any instrument (including voice). Each candidate will be asked to play one piece on their first instrument. Candidates should also offer a second study, but exceptionally talented pupils on a single study will be considered. The expected standard of performance on the principal instrument should be:
10+ Grade 4 standard or higher
11+ Grade 5 standard or higher
13+ Grade 6 standard or higher
At Sixth Form, applicants may offer any instrument (including voice). The audition involves a performance of two prepared pieces on their principal instrument and one piece on a second instrument. Candidates offering a third instrument should perform one short piece or song. The expected standard of performance on the principal instrument should be Grade 8 or higher
Selected applicants will be invited to an audition in January, year of entry for 10+, 11+ and 13+ candidates, and November, the year before entry, for Sixth Form candidates.
Please note 13+ scholarships can only be applied for by external applicants.