Music and performance form a rich part of the tapestry of learning and life here at Strathcona.
All Music scholarship candidates must register and sit for the Edu Test examination and forward School Reports and Naplan results prior to being invited for a music audition. A $150 Registration Fee applies.
All candidates must meet the Music Prerequisites listed and if meeting the criteria also register and complete the Music Scholarship Registration. .
MUSIC PREREQUISITES: Candidates should have achieved the following AMEV standards or equivalent for their year:
Keyboard Grade 4
Strings Grade 2
Other Instruments Grade 2
Year 7 & 8
Keyboard Grade 6*
Strings Grade 5
Other Instruments Grade 4
Year 9, 10, 11
Keyboard Grade 7
Strings Grade 6
Other Instruments Grade 5
*Preferably together with orchestral instrument, minimum Grade 3. Candidates of Brass and Double Reed instruments are particularly invited to apply.
Audition performed with one instrument:
Two pieces, contrasting in style and tempo, no longer than 8 minutes in total.
A selection of technical examples in scales, arpeggios or technical exercise which demonstrate facility, control, coordination and tonal qualities. These examples nominated by the candidate should be in at least 3 different key tonalities, including major and minor.
Audition performed with two instruments:
Two pieces on main instrument, contrasting in style and tempo, plus one short piece or excerpt on the second instrument. Candidates may be requested to begin at a significant section or conclude early. Total performance time no longer than 10 minutes.
A selection of technical examples in scales, arpeggios or technical exercise which demonstrate facility, control, coordination and tonal qualities. These examples nominated by the candidate should be in at least 3 different key tonalities including major and minor.
Candidates will also be required to perform the following at the Music Audition:
A short sight-reading excerpt
A selection of aural tests, appropriate to the level of study.
Note: Aural testing will not necessarily be based on AMED type examples.