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Music Scholarship Program


Wavell State High School will be offering four Instrumental Music Scholarships in 2018. Each scholarship will hold the value of $500. Applicants will be required to sit an audition on their principal instrument as well as complete the detailed application form. Auditions will be in front of a panel chosen by the school from the teaching and professional music community.

Scholarship Criteria

Interested applicants must meet the following criteria:

  •  Continued enrolment at Wavell State High School in Years 7-12.
  • High Academic standards
  • Strong involvement in Instrumental Music lessons and ensembles
  • High standard of overall musicianship for their age group
  • Willingness to learn
  • Play a Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String Instrument or Bass Guitar

Please note that the school will have the right to review the progress of the scholarship recipient on occasion as it deems necessary.

Scholarship Details

Successful applicants will receive the following for 2018:

  • Enrolment into Wavell State High School
  • Entry into the Instrumental Music Program lesson tuition
  • Entry into the Instrumental Music Program Bands and Ensembles
  • Entry into the Year 7, 8, 9 Music Extension class, if desired
  • ​$500 credit that can be used in full or part thereof the following:
    • Private tuition on the instrument they successfully auditioned on(private teachers will need to be approved by the Director of Instrumental Music)
    • Instrumental Music Levies and/or Instrument Hire
    • Other associated music costs i.e. Music Tour/Camps/Excursions​

Application Details

Applications for 2018 all year levels (7 – 12) will close at 3.00pm on Friday 14 July, 2017. Auditions for all applicants will take place on Wednesday 26 July, 2017. Parents/Students will be emailed their audition time.

Audition Requirements​

  • Students are required to perform two pieces that show contrast and diversity and demonstrate their skill. Total performance length should be no longer than 10 minutes. Students auditioning on percussion will be required to perform on snare drum and mallets.
  • Students will be required to answer questions in relation to their musical experiences/aspirations and how they intend to contribute to the musical life of the school.
  • Students will be required to compete sight reading and some technical work suitable for their level.

Further details and audition forms can be obtained from Mrs Alisa Jones:, or