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At St Andrew’s we value the development of our musicians through a successful music program. An important part of this is incorporating a scholarship and instrumental assistance program that act hand in hand to not only provide opportunity for students to excel but also offer financial assistance to families wanting to further their children’s musical education.

An Excellence in Music Scholarship is offered to students entering Years 5 to 11. All candidates are required to audition and attend an interview. A Music Scholarship holder will be awarded remission of tuition fees for the duration of their Primary and Secondary School education; provided that they continue to meet required standards in both the Music and Academic program, that they are enrolled in and attend weekly lessons in the Instrumental Music program and participate in an appropriate ensemble pathway in the Co-Curricular Music Ensemble program.

A Music Scholarship holder must also be available to attend all weekly rehearsals in all school ensembles that they are selected to perform. They will also be expected to attend all College functions and performances when requested. A Scholarship holder will be required to perform as a soloist, at a College concert or event, on at least one occasion during each year. All standards are monitored and discussed at an annual review, and the continuing Scholarship will be at the discretion of the Principal. Student’s applying for a Music Scholarship will need to:

  • Show outstanding talent in playing one or more musical instruments or in singing
  • Show a commitment and interest in performance
  • Be considering music performance as a chosen career
  • Show academic endeavour
  • Show qualities of conduct and citizenship
  • Students applying follow the same registration procedure as with the Academic Scholarship.

More information about the Music Scholarship application process can be found here.

The Instrumental Music Student Development Payment Program was established in 2013 to support and encourage students to study instruments of unique specialisation at St. Andrew’s.

A small number of payments will be offered to students by the Principal through the recommendation of the Director of Co-Curricular Music. These payments will be offered in areas of unique specialisation on instruments that are often very expensive as well as providing financial assistance to access special opportunities. The number of the payments offered each year will depend upon the instrumental balance of ensembles at the beginning of each year and the annual budget allocation for this program. The payment will cover tuition costs and instrument hire for an entire year with an option by the College to be renewed for a second year. The successful applicants will demonstrate commitment to this opportunity through consistent home practice, punctual attendance to weekly lessons and participation in an ensemble pathway through the Co-Curricular Music Ensemble program.

The recipient of The Instrumental Music Student Development Payment will be a male or female student (who is a current or new student to the College) in years 4 to 12. The College will support the student receiving this opportunity in both an academic and pastoral way with regard to lesson timetabling to ensure that the students achieve to the best of their ability.

In 2019, these payments will be offered for the following instrument specialisations: Male Voice, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Oboe, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Euphonium, Tuba. 

Applications are now open and due by 5:00pm on Monday 21 January 2019.

Application Form

The Dalwood-Wylie Foundation Music Scholarship (The Scholarship) was established in 2017 to support students from 2018 who excel in both performance and the study of music and who personally make or will make a significant contribution to the life of St Andrew's Anglican College through music. Funded by the Dalwood-Wylie Foundation along with contributions donated to the College's Scholarship Fund, The Scholarship's aim is to make instrumental lessons available to students whose parents are able to provide a St Andrew's education but not able to fund the additional opportunities that exist in the area of Music.

Two scholarships will be offered to current St Andrew's students in Years 9, 10 and 11 are eligible to apply, for commencement in the following year. The Scholarship will cover the cost of instrumental music lessons for the period of one school year along with the Music levy charge and the instrument hire if required.  Students can reapply to continue The Scholarship for no more than two consecutive years.  In the event that both of The Scholarships have not been allocated, students in Years 10, 11 or 12 can apply for an immediate start and will be covered for the remainder of the school year.

Applications for The Scholarship are open to any students whether full fee paying or on existing scholarship or bursary arrangements.

Recipients of The Dalwood-Wylie Foundation Music Scholarship will be male or female students entering Year 10, 11 or 12 who have displayed excellent aptitude and attitude towards their Music Studies. The students should have a proven desire to be actively involved in school life through participation in extra-curricular and service activities and show a passion in the study of Music. The students will recognise that their commitment will be ongoing through term of The Scholarship and that they will participate in additional ensembles and performances in addition to lessons, as appropriate.

The parents/carers will be contributing and supportive members of the College Community and will complete confidential financial statements prior to The Scholarship being awarded. The parents/carers will continue to pay tuition and other fees as required.  The parents will commit to support the student and their involvement in College life in particular with the support of the students' study of Music.

The College will support the Dalwood-Wylie Foundation Scholarship recipients through their study of Music and in a pastoral way to ensure that the students achieve to the best of their ability. The College will review the Scholarship at the completion of each term and discuss with the student and parents if the high standard of results and commitment are not ongoing.  In such cases The Scholarship may be terminated at the discretion of the Principal.  The College will also report the student’s progress at the end of each term, to the donor.

There is no fee to apply for this Scholarship and applicants are welcome to apply for other Scholarships on offer if applicable.

Application Process:  Applications are open and close 4pm Friday 26 October 2019

A completed Application FormFinancial Declaration Form with covering Letter of Application from the student, must be submitted to the Head of College Development by 4pm Friday 26 October and will be advertised to families through the Weekly Bulletin to parents and the website.  All applications will be treated in confidentiality.

Applications will each be considered with following taken into account; musical ability and/or potential displayed by the student, level of commitment/enthusiasm for Music displayed by the student, along with financial need.

Consultation will occur between the Director of Co-curricular Music, along with Instrumental Music staff, Immersion Music Staff, Class Teachers and/or Head of House as appropriate.  Confidential conversations may also occur with the Business Manager and Principal. 

The applicants will be shortlisted and invited in for an interview with the Director of Co-curricular Music. 

Successful applicants and their parents will be notified by email and then the process of enrolling in Co-curricular Music lessons will begin with the Music Administration staff. 

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