|Christ College offers a range of scholarships, exhibitions and awards to recognise, encourage and reward musical talent. |
award holders are expected to
represent the very highest standards in terms of ability and commitment. They
will demonstrate genuine enthusiasm for what they do and set an excellent
example both within school and in the wider community. Music award holders will:
a genuine passion for music making at the highest levels
- aim to make
the study and rehearsal of Music their first priority
evidence of excellent results in practical examinations, auditions and public
consistent commitment to the improvement of their own skills
in at least two major ensembles or choirs
as a soloist both in and out of school at appropriate events.
first study pianists, act as accompanists for soloists and chamber ensembles
- be encouraged to study
Music at GCSE
and participate in master classes given by visiting musicians.
The audition process for Music awards is intended to
discover musical aptitude, promise and a genuine passion and commitment to
producing excellent results. Strong evidence of these key factors will far
outweigh any previous results in examinations. However, as a rough guide,
candidates in the 11+ age group should normally be at least ABRSM Grade 4
standard on their first study instrument and in the 13+ age group, ABRSM Grade
6 standard on their first study instrument. At audition, candidates will be asked to:
- Perform two contrasting pieces on their first study
- Perform one piece on their second study instrument;
- Play scales and arpeggios as directed;
- Perform an appropriate level of sight reading on
their first study instrument;
- Complete a set of aural and voice tests;
- Discuss their motivations and intentions in
relation to academic and practical aspects of the subject.
Candidates may bring their own accompanist (if
applicable) or, if an accompanist is required, the piano part should be sent to
the Music department at least one week before the date of the audition.
For details, please contact Admissions Registrar, Mrs Margaret Stephens, or Director of Music, Jonathan Ling, for details.