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Central Coast Conservatorium is pleased to announce up to 20 new Schools Scholarships for enthusiastic young students in our Schools Program. This includes our band programs and instrumental programs (violins etc). These Schools Scholarship are worth up to $3000!
Please read the information below to see if your child is eligible for these scholarships and fill in the application form.

WHAT IS THE SCHOOLS SCHOLARSHIP?

Enthusiastic and talented students from across the Conservatorium’s Schools Program are invited to audition for these scholarships. The Scholarship involves a combination of one to one lessons, Musicianship classes and Conservatorium ensembles (eg. Primary Wind Ensemble, Saturday morning string groups etc). This three-pronged music education offers what we believe is the absolute best music education available on the Central Coast, giving your child the very best chance to excel on their instrument.

The Scholarship is set over three years:
2018 – 50% off cost of one to one less ons (30min), Musicianship class andConservatorium ensemble (worth $1200+)
2019 – 33% off cost of  one to one lessons, Musicianship class and Conservatoriumensemble (worth $800+)
2020 – 100% off one Conservatorium ensemble for the whole year (worth c.$600)
These reductions in fees are worth between $2500 and $3000 over three years (depending on number of ensembles etc).

ONE TO ONE LESSONS

The core of the Conservatorium is educating students one to one with our expert teachers. Most students commence one to one lessons for 30min a week. These lessons allow students to gain a thorough knowledge and skill base on their instrument, accelerating their learning much faster than group tutorials that a majority of students receive in their schools. The Conservatorium has high quality and experienced teachers on every band and string instrument as well as guitar, piano and vocals.

MUSICIANSHIP

Musicianship classes are designed to examine the building blocks of music and improve students’ understanding how music works, improves their music reading skills, ear training (listening skills) and even works on basic composition in music. Musicianship speeds up a student’s ability to progress on their instrument.

ENSEMBLES

The Conservatorium has a large number of different ensembles for students to participate in.  Primary School Wind Ensemble (aka ‘Superband’ for primary school band students) and Symphonic Wind Orchestra (for high school band students) both take place on Wednesday afternoons, while Saturday morning string ensembles are available for violin students. Advanced students may participate in Youth Orchestra (currently held on Tuesday afternoons). There are also choirs and guitar ensembles that may be joined.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE SCHOOLS SCHOLARSHIP?

Any student registered in the Conservatorium Schools Program in Years 5 to 7 are eligible to apply for the Schools Scholarship. Students must stay in the Schools Program for the duration of the Scholarship where possible (unless in high school). Students in band programs can elect not to participate in their band tutorials and only attend band rehearsals (ie. band only) for a reduced fee. Students already receiving one to one lessons at the Conservatorium unfortunately cannot apply for this Scholarship. Scholarship recipients must enrol for one to one lessons on their instrument, a musicianship class and at least one Conservatorium ensemble. This ensures the best music education outcomes for recipients.

HOW TO APPLY

Please fill in the Application form and return to the Conservatorium via email (scan), mail or in person. Alternatively you can apply via the form below.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY APRIL 6TH (WEEK 10) AT 5PM.
Auditions will be held over the last week of Term 1 (week 11), and winners of the scholarship will be announced in the first week of School Holidays, ready for commencement of lessons in Term 2.

AUDITIONS

Students are requested to play a scale and up to 2 songs, either solo of band songs, showing their potential on their instruments. A meeting with parents may also be held to discuss the Scholarship, expectations and opportunities. If students cannot attend their audition, a video audition may be organised with permission of the Director of the Conservatorium.

We look forward to seeing you involved with our Scholarship program in the near future.

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We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.