The School is looking for bright, enthusiastic candidates who will lead the School’s orchestras, bands and choirs by example.
Music Scholarships are awarded to candidates entering Truro School at 11+, 13+ and 16+. The value of all scholarship awards at the School is capped at 10% of the fees. Any help thereafter is given in the form of a means-tested bursary. At the discretion of the Head, a select number of high value 16+ scholarships may be awarded to students of exceptional talent.
All external candidates for a Music Scholarship are required to register with the School before an appointment is made.
At least 2 different instruments (one of which may be voice), one of which should be at least Grade 3 standard
At least 2 different instruments (one of which may be voice), one of which should be at least Grade 5 standard
At least 2 different instruments (one of which may be voice), one of which should be at least Grade 7 standard Grade 5 Theory
Please see the Music Calendar for the current term which gives a flavour of the wide-ranging musical activity at Truro School
Completed application forms should be returned to: Admissions Office, Truro School, Trennick Lane, Truro TR1 1TH or firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submitting Application Forms:
16+ Friday 5 November 2021
11+ and 13+ Wednesday December 2021
Candidates will be required to perform pieces on their first instrument/voice and on additional instruments/voice. If two pieces are offered then contrasting repertoire is always appreciated.
Truro School Music Staff are always happy to accompany pupils for their auditions. However, as rehearsal time will be limited, it is often in the pupil’s interest to bring along his/her own accompanist with whom they have rehearsed fully.
Candidates will be asked to respond to aural tests, sight-reading and/or sight-singing.
Jazz musicians may be asked to improvise.
There will be a general musical discussion with the audition panel.
Scholarship assessment is not based solely on music ability, but also on whether the candidate has experience of singing or playing in an ensemble, and is enthusiastic and committed to participating in Music at Truro School. This is assessed on the basis of their application and also whether they have demonstrated these qualities previously.
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Because we want every pupil to be comfortable in their own skin, celebrating the uniqueness of each individual in the school community. Through drama, presenting and public speaking opportunities, as well as appearing in productions and concerts, pupils learn key communication skills and gain the confidence to prosper in the real world.
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Because we believe that essential life skills are often best taught outside of the classroom, balancing an academic education. Through a wide-ranging co-curricular programme, we offer every child the chance to participate, perform and lead in the fields of their choice. In a competitive world these opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter develops essential life skills and an ambition for life.