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General Excellence (Music) Scholarships

2019 scholarship applications are now closed.

Scholarships for General Excellence (Music) are offered to new and current students entering Years 5, 7, 8 and 9 in 2019 who demonstrate outstanding musical ability and achievement in music (instrumental/choral) within and/or beyond the context of school.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of an audition, an online application (including supporting documentation and optional video), the results of a scholarship examination and interview.

Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview.


The following AMEB levels and recommendations are intended as an indication of the expected standard of scholarship applicants. The AMEB grades are not prerequisites for application and students will not be excluded from applying if they have not completed any AMEB exams.

Year 5
Learning an instrument for at least 2 years
Choral scholarship applicants – at least one year choral experience

Year 7 – 8
Cello, piano, flute, clarinet, violin, saxophone – Grade 3 AMEB or equivalent
All other instruments – Grade 2 AMEB or equivalent
Choral scholarship applicants – at least two years choral experience

Year 9
Cello, piano, flute, clarinet, violin, saxophone – Grade 5 AMEB or equivalent
All other instruments – Grade 4 AMEB or equivalent
Choral scholarship applicants – Grade 4 AMEB or equivalent

Application Process

Step 1
All applicants are required to sit a scholarship examination. Please apply online via the Edutest registration site.

For any queries relating to the Edutest examination process please refer to the Edutest Information sheet.

Step 2
Please complete the ELTHAM College online application.

Step 3
Auditions will be held on Monday 5 March 2018. Audition information will be forwarded to registered applicants once applications close.

For any queries relating to the ELTHAM College online application please email scholarships@elthamcollege.vic.edu.au

Important Dates 

Applications close: Friday 16 February 2018
Late applications close (late fee applied): Monday 19 February 2018
Scholarship Examination (all applicants): Saturday 24 February 2018
Audition (General Excellence, Music Scholarship only): Monday 5 March 2018
Interviews: Please note that interviews for shortlisted applicants will be held in March 2018. Dates will vary depending upon the scholarship(s) being applied for.

Details for the Scholarship Examination (all applicants):

Date:     Saturday 24 February 2018

Time:    Registration 8.30am – 8.45am
Commencement 9.00am
Expected conclusion 12.00pm

Venue: ELTHAM College Hospitality Training Centre, 25 Eltham-Yarra Glen Road, KANGAROO GROUND VIC 3097

Details for the General Excellence (Music) Scholarship Audition:

Date:    Monday 5 March 2018

Time:   Individual audition times will be emailed following the closing date for applications.

Venue: ELTHAM College, 1660 Main Road, RESEARCH VIC 3095