The Music Scholarship is awarded to students going into Year 7, Year 9 and Year 11 who are able to demonstrate an outstanding level of competence musically in one of the following categories:

  • Strings;
  • Choral;
  • Brass/woodwind; or
  • Voice.

As a guide, applicants should have a minimum standard of Grade 3-4 AMEB or equivalent for Year 7, Grades 5-6 AMEB or equivalent for Year 9, and Grade 6-7 AMEB or equivalent for Year 11. Those students applying for entry into Year  9 and  Year 11 must be in an elective Music class.

The application process for the Music Scholarship comprises the following four steps:

  1. Complete and return the Music Scholarship Application Form (access to this form will be provided in Term 4 2021), together with copies of all certificate and grade examination results, by approximately Monday 31 January 2022 (exact timing will be provided on this site in Term 4 2021). Please also complete the Applicant Statement (part of the Application Form), outlining your experience and goals as a musician (no more than one page in length);
  2. Perform two pieces which demonstrate contrast, diversity and technical skill.  This will include the performance of two contrasting pieces, one displaying technical ability and the second demonstrating more interpretive skills such as an ability to play long sustained lines and dynamic contrast and phrasing.  Your child’s instrumental teacher should be able to advise you on repertoire which will fulfil these requirements.  Auditions will be held on approximately Thursday 24 February 2022 (exact timing will be provided on this site in Term 4 2021), with performance times being communicated circa three days prior to the event. The total performance length should not exceed six minutes and the audition will be a maximum of 15 minutes. If auditioning on a second instrument, only one piece may be prepared on the second instrument. Accompanists may attend the audition if required. Copies of all certificate and grade examination results, together with any other musical achievements should also be brought in a portfolio on the day. All music and instruments must be brought on the day of the audition, except percussion and piano.
  3. Pass sight reading and aural tests which will be conducted on the day of the audition.
  4. Attend an interview with our Principal, Dr James Pietsch, by invitation only. These interviews, with select applicants, will be conducted from circa Monday 28 March 2022 (exact timing will be provided on this site in Term 4 2021), and will be approximately 45 minutes in duration.  Applicants will be required to discuss what they can contribute to the musical life of Inaburra, their aspirations and why they should be considered for the Music Scholarship.

All applicants will be advised in writing as to the success of their application by the close of April 2021.  Should you have any questions regarding scholarships at Inaburra simply contact the Enrolments Officer, Ms Nicole Redmond, on 8525 2254 or email

Peripatetic Scholarships
Peripatetic Scholarship auditions for current students will be held in November 2021 in the Music Department’s Band Room. Information for this scholarship will be distributed early in Term 4 by students’ private instrumental teacher for students they deem eligible to receive this scholarship.