There are usually some sixty boys holding music awards in the School at any one time. Winchester offers two types of music awards.
Music Scholarships offer free tuition on two instruments and singing.
Music Exhibitions offer free tuition on one or more instruments including singing.
Consistent with the School's commitment to proper use of its charitable funds, music awards carry no prima facie remission of school fees. However, eligible parents may apply for means-tested financial support with the payment of school fees in cases of financial need, in the form of bursaries.
Full details of the Music Awards can be found in the document ‘Music Awards -Information for Candidates'
A list of Award winners for 2016 can be found here.
The Master of Music can give advice about all aspects of Music awards and is pleased to see potential candidates at any time after they are nine years of age. Awards are also available for sixth-form entrants. Please contact the Music Administrator (below) for enquiries or to make an appointment with the Master of Music.
Informal pre-auditions are also available for candidates from the Asian region not currently in a UK school. These take place in Hong Kong each January. Please contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone + 44 (0)1962 621247 for further details.
The Headmaster reserves the right to allocate holders of Music Awards to any boarding House in the School, but will of course take account of parental preference. Anyone who additionally wins an academic scholarship will go into College.
How to apply for a Music Award
Parents of candidates for Music Awards are asked to read the document above, and then to contact the Music Administrator (see below) for an entry form.
Entry forms are sent out in October of the year preceding entry; completed entry forms (and bursary forms, if applicable) must be returned by the end of November. Auditions for entry in September 2017 will be held on Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 January 2017.
Entry forms and further advice about Music awards may be obtained from:
The Music Administrator
Winchester College Music School,
Winchester S023 9JF
fax 01962 621123