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, 2021
• Corio Campus – Current students entering Years 7, 8 and 10, 2021
• Timbertop Campus – New and Current Students entering Year 9, 2021


Applicants must be Australian or New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa, who are entering the relevant year level. Full-fee paying students or Temporary Residents are ineligible to apply.

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.

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.
 See   Below    
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)


Students are required to attend an audition and sit an academic exam. The student’s performance in the Edutest exam is not the basis for selection, but forms a part of the application procedure.

Students are required to sit the Academic exam on Saturday 23 February 2019 at the Corio Campus. (Alternatively, at the Timbertop Campus if the applicant is a current Timbertop student).

Auditions will take place on Friday 22 February 2019 at the Corio Campus.


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.


The Academic examination is on Saturday 23 February 2019, at the Corio Campus or at the Timbertop Campus if the applicant is a current Timbertop student.

Alternative examination locations can be arranged for students who live in remote, interstate or overseas locations, details of which will be forwarded by Edutest on registration.

Students must arrive at the school no later than 8.15am for registration.

There will be a short break for morning tea at 10.10am. The second half of the exam will begin at 10.30am. The test finishes by 12 noon. Students are not permitted to leave until all exam papers have been collected.

Parents and guardians are welcome to stay on campus whilst the examination takes place. School tours will be available and Academic staff will be available to answer questions.

Scholarships will be offered as soon as possible after the interview. All awards are reviewed annually.


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.


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