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Music Awards

There are usually some sixty boys holding music awards in the School at any one time. Winchester offers three types of music awards:

Music Scholarships carry free tuition on two instruments (and, if appropriate, singing).

Music Exhibitions carry free tuition on one or two instruments (including singing).

Music Scholars of Grade 7 or above will receive lessons of 60 minutes' duration on their first instrument; other lessons are of not less than 35 minutes' duration.

In addition, up to three Choral Scholarships and one Organ Scholarship are available for 16+ entrants only. These carry free tuition in two instruments, one of which must be singing or organ.

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 2018 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 admissions@wincoll.ac.uk, 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 2019 will be held on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 January.

Entry forms and further advice about Music awards may be obtained from:
The Music Administrator
Winchester College Music School,
Culver Road,
Winchester S023 9JF
01962 621122;
fax 01962 621123