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Sixth Form Music Award

The Orwell Music Award is available to a boy who shows great musical potential, with the personality to adapt successfully to the life of a boarding community. We welcome applications from boys with a strong commitment to their music making, who would make the most from the extraordinary musical opportunities on offer at Eton and contribute to ensembles or choirs. As a rough guide, past award holders have been of roughly grade 7 level and above.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate their musical ability as well as financial need. Those wishing to be considered for the award should apply through the normal Orwell Award application process, completing the Music Award section as part of their application. They will also submit a short video performance of a piece on their first instrument.

You can read more about the Sixth Form Music Award here.

Musical ability will be determined through a practical audition, which will take place in November.

Audition

The audition will involve:

  • Performance of 2 contrasting pieces on first instrument/voice
  • Performance on 2nd instrument (of offered)
  • Sight-reading or other tests relevant to genre (Jazz musicians may be asked to improvise above a given chord sequence for example)
  • Aural tests

Those wishing to be considered for the scholarship should apply through the normal Orwell Award application process, completing the Music Award section as part of their application.

The application form is available to download from early September until the application deadline. For further details please contact the Admissions Office.