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MLC has a deserved reputation for excellence in Music and is an integral part of the core curriculum and co-curricular programs. MLC students can complement their musical education with a wide range of Co-Curricular activities to participate in, including bands, orchestras, choirs and private tuition. 
Music Scholarship

Music Scholarship

Awarded to students demonstrating excellent musicianship and achievement, alongside strong academic talent, exhibiting the MLC values of respect responsibility and compassion. Students are individually evaluated on their accomplishments, talents, passions and enthusiasm for learning. 

MLC is committed to providing a wide range of opportunities across all areas of the curriculum. As part of this commitment, the College offers music scholarships for students with special abilities. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of the results of external testing, internal audition for eligible candidates, previous school reports and an interview.  

Applications are specifically encouraged from Brass, Oboe, Bassoon, Viola and Double Bass players. 

OPENING DATE: WEDNESDAY, 13 OCTOBER 2021 
CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY, 21 JANUARY 2022
EXAMINATION DATE: SATURDAY, 5 FEBRUARY 2022
AUDITION DATES: THURSDAY, 10 – FRIDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 2022 

Year 7 Applicants:

  • At the time of application, students entering Year 7 should have passed the examination for Grade 6 AMEB standard or higher for piano or violin, and Grade 5 AMEB standard or higher for other instruments. Voice students should already be performing at an equivalent Grade 3 AMEB standard or higher

Years 9 and 10 Applicants:

  • At the time of application, students entering Years 9 and 10 should have already passed the examination for Grade 7 AMEB standard or higher for piano or violin, and Grade 6 AMEB standard or higher for other instruments. Voice students should already be performing at an equivalent Grade 5 AMEB standard or higher

Year 11 Applicants:

  • At the time of application, students entering Year 11 should have already passed the examination for Grade 8 AMEB standard or higher for piano or violin, and Grade 7 AMEB standard or higher for other instruments. Voice students should already be performing at an equivalent Grade 6 AMEB standard or higher. 

Applications are encouraged from Brass, Oboe, Bassoon, Viola and Double Bass players.

Year of Entry:

Year 7 (Scholarship tenable for 6 years)
Year 9 (Scholarship tenable for 4 years)
Year 10 (Scholarship tenable for 3 years)
Year 11 (Scholarship tenable for 2 years)

Eligibility:

  • Australian citizens, permanent Australian residents, or temporary residents
  • Currently at MLC or attending another school
  • Students must be registered with ACER Scholarships as well as submit an MLC Scholarship Application 
  • A talented musician: applicants must have passed the AMEB grade required, or be at the equivalent standard for which a statutory declaration must be submitted.

  Documentation to be uploaded with Scholarship Application:

  • Results of the most recent School Report
  • Evaluation of a 200-word statement on why the candidate is applying for this scholarship; this should be written by the student, demonstrating her accomplishments, talents, any leadership experience and her reasons for wanting to attend MLC 
  • Copy of AMEB examination report and certificate (If AMEB not available proof of equivalent standard is required)
  • A passport sized photo
  • Complete the following MLC Music Scholarship Audition Form: click here. 

The applicant will then have:

  • Results of the ACER Scholarship Test
  • Evaluation of Audition
  • Evaluation through Interview. Candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted by email

Audition Criteria:

  • Candidates are required to perform two contrasting works. One work must be accompanied by piano, with the accompanist organised by the candidate.
  • Technical work, aural tests and sight reading may also be included at the discretion of the Director of Music

Value:

  • A percentage of the annual tuition fees and technology levy, this includes computer, technology support and peripherals
  • Full music tuition for the primary instrument by an MLC music instructor.

Conditions:

  • The student must be involved in at least 2 of the 3 ensembles listed below and the required rehearsals and performances associated with these ensembles: 
    1. Concert Orchestra
    2. String Orchestra
    3. Symphonic Band
  • Participate in all major musical performances and/or events on the College calendar
  • Scholarship holders are expected to complete their secondary education at MLC
  • Refer to the MLC Scholarship Terms & Conditions.

Verification of candidate's performance standards required:

  • Copy of AMEB examination results (or equivalent)
  • Copy of Examiner's comments
  • Copy of instructors AMEB Certificate of Certification


PLEASE PROCEED TO APPLICATION STEPS BELOW

The Angela Sharman Memorial Music Scholarship (means-tested)

 

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This scholarship honours the life of Angela Sharman (OC 1985), a lively student and a talented violinist who loved the broad music offering that MLC provided. After finishing Year 12, Angela enthusiastically continued with her violin studies at the College of the Arts, until her untimely death in 1986. Angela’s family established this Scholarship in her memory to enable musically talented students to come to MLC and further develop their musical abilities and potential. It is a means-tested scholarship. 

MLC is committed to providing a wide range of opportunities across all areas of the curriculum. As part of this commitment, the College offers a wide range of Academic and Music Scholarships for students with special abilities. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of the results of external testing, internal audition for eligible candidates, previous school reports and an interview.

OPENING DATE: WEDNESDAY, 13 OCTOBER 2021 
CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY, 21 JANUARY, 2022 
EXAMINATION DATE: SATURDAY, 5 FEBRUARY 2022 
AUDITION DATES: THURSDAY, 10 – FRIDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 2022 

Year 7 Applicants

  • At the time of application, students entering Year 7 should have passed the examination for Grade 6 AMEB standard or higher for piano or violin, and Grade 5 AMEB standard or higher for other instruments. Voice students should already be performing at an equivalent Grade 3 AMEB standard or higher

Year 9 and 10 Applicants

  • At the time of application, students entering Year 9 and Year 10 should have already passed the examination for Grade 7 AMEB standard or higher for piano or violin, and Grade 6 AMEB standard or higher for other instruments. Voice students should already be performing at an equivalent Grade 5 AMEB standard or higher. 

Year 11 Applicants

  • At the time of application, students entering Year 11 should have already passed the examination for Grade 8 AMEB standard or higher for piano or violin, and Grade 7 AMEB standard or higher for other instruments. Voice students should already be performing at an equivalent Grade 6 AMEB standard or higher.

Year of Entry:

  • Year 7 (Scholarship tenable for 6 years) 
  • Year 9 (Scholarship tenable for 4 years)
  • Year 10 (Scholarship tenable for 3 years) 
  • Year 11 (Scholarship tenable for 2 years)

Eligibility

  • Australian citizens, permanent Australian residents, or temporary residents
  • ​Currently at MLC or attending another school
  • Students must be registered with ACER Scholarships as well as submit an MLC Scholarship Application 
  • ​A talented musician: applicants must have passed the AMEB grade required (as appears above), or be at the equivalent standard for which a statutory declaration must be submitted

Documentation to be uploaded with Scholarship Application:

  • Results of the most recent School Report
  • Evaluation of a 200-word statement on why the candidate is applying for this scholarship; this should be written by the student, demonstrating her accomplishments, talents, any leadership experience and her reasons for wanting to attend MLC
  • Copy of AMEB examination report and certificate (If AMEB not available proof of equivalent standard is required)
  • Upload music audition form
  • A passport sized photo
  • Complete the following MLC Music Scholarship Audition Form: click here. 

The applicant will then have:

  • Results of the ACER Scholarship Test
  • Evaluation of Audition
  • Evaluation of family finances, allowing financial circumstances to be considered 
  • Evaluation through Interview. Candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted by email

  Audition Criteria:

  • Candidates are required to perform two contrasting works. One work must be accompanied by piano, with the accompanist organised by the candidate.
  • Technical work, aural tests and sight reading may also be included at the discretion of the Director of Music

 Value:

  • A percentage of the annual tuition fees and technology levy, this includes computer, technology support and peripherals
  • Full music tuition for the primary instrument by an MLC music instructor.

Conditions:

  • The student must be involved in at least 2 of the 3 ensembles listed below and the required rehearsals and performances associated with these ensembles: 
    1. Concert Orchestra
    2. String Orchestra
    3. Symphonic Band
  • Participate in all major musical performances and or events on the College calendar
  • Scholarship holders are expected to complete their secondary education at MLC
  • Refer to the MLC Scholarship Terms & Conditions.

Verification of candidate's performance standards required:

  • Copy of AMEB examination results (or equivalent)
  • Copy of Examiner's comments
  • Copy of instructors AMEB Certificate of Certification 
 
PLEASE PROCEED TO APPLICATION STEPS BELOW
Music & Angela Sharman Music Scholarship Application Steps

Step 1: Apply for an MLC Scholarship by clicking on the Apply for Scholarship link at the bottom of this page. Please complete the Scholarship Application including the MLC Music Scholarship Audition Form (click here) and click submit.  
 
Step 2: Register for the MLC ACER Scholarship Test with ACER Scholarships, the cost will be $120.00  

Step 3: Sit the ACER Scholarship Test on Saturday, 5 February 2022  

Step 4: Attend the allocated Music Audition time with the Director of Music on either Thursday, 10 or Friday, 11 February 2022  
 
Step 5: Short-listed candidates will be contacted by email with an invitation to interview.  For The Angela Sharman Memorial Music Scholarship ONLY, this email will also include a link to commence the process of understanding financial eligibility for means-tested scholarships. 

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