Geelong Grammar School takes great pride in its music programme and the encouragement that its Music Scholarships have been able to give to talented musicians over the years. As well as developing their solo work, Music Scholars are members of appropriate ensembles, which include instrumental and choral groups.

We offer Music Scholarships for

• Corio Campus – New students entering Years 7, 8, 10 and 11, 2020
• Corio Campus – Current students entering Years 7, 8 and 10, 2020
• Timbertop Campus – Year 9, New and Current Students entering Year 9, 2020


Applicants must be Australian or New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa, who are entering the relevant year level.

Minimum practical standards are required. Applicants must have completed the AMEB level or its equivalent on one of the instruments shown below by the end of the year prior to entry.

Candidates are still eligible to apply as long as they are going to sit the correct level examination by the end of the year prior to entry.

Instrument  Year 7  Year 8  Year 9  Year 10  Year 11 
Violin, Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, Guitar  5 6 6 6
Brass, Percussion, Bassoon, Oboe, Double Bass, Cello, Viola  4 5  5  6
Pipe Organ 1.
Piano 2.  6 6 6 6

1. Pianists presenting for organ scholarships, with little or no experience on organ, may audition on piano
2. Must also be fluent on a second instrument

Successful applicants must abide by the Terms and Conditions of the Scholarship (PDF 159.7KB)


During auditions, applicants will:

• Perform two contrasting pieces or movements on their principal instrument and perform one piece on their second instrument (if applicable).
• Perform technical work on their principal instrument.
• Take tests of aural awareness and sight reading.
• Instrumentalists must provide their own accompanist.

Note: If a student currently holds a scholarship at another school, this should be disclosed at the audition.

After auditions, parents receive a written review.


Each year the School awards a number of Music Scholarships of up to 50% of the tuition and boarding fees. The actual percentage offered depends on the audition, coupled with the musical needs of the School.

Awards of over 50% are made in exceptional circumstances. In such cases, parents will be asked to complete a financial assessment form.


1. To commence the application process, students must register their details using this online form.  
2. Once received, Admissions will email a Music Scholarship application.
3. Selected candidates are invited for an audition, which will take place on Friday 22 February 2019 at the Corio Campus. Any current Timbertop student must travel to Corio for the Audition. Arrangements to travel to Corio are the responsibility of parent/s. Parent/s are required attend the audition interview.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE at 5:00pm, Tuesday 12 February 2019

Application fees
A non-refundable fee of $50 is required for each application.