Music Scholarships

Music scholarships are awarded to gifted and talented instrumentalists and singers every year.

Bromsgrove Music Scholars are passionate about music, demonstrating a strong desire to perform and to immerse themselves into the musical life of the school. Our scholars not only strive to improve themselves as musicians, but also support and encourage other students to develop their performance skills and passion for music. Music Scholarships are awarded from Year 5 age, with a discount off tuition fees only, ranging from 25% to 75%.

How to Apply

To apply for a scholarship, candidates are first asked to complete an application form and provide a record of achievement, showcasing their successes to date, including examples of performances in the form of YouTube/Google Drive links, a CD, or a Flash Drive.

Applicants are then invited to attend a scholarship audition day for an interview, and to demonstrate their competencies in an audition under timed conditions. Candidates will also be asked to sit the standard entrance tests for their age group.

For further information, please contact our Head of Admissions, Ms Natsanan (Ning) Byrne at


  • You will be asked to play two contrasting pieces, unaccompanied, on your main instrument. The total playing time should be between 5 and 10 minutes. It will not be necessary to play from memory.
  • We will be looking for musical performances of an appropriate level, but at least ABRSM Grade 4 (or equivalent). Please bring two copies of your music with you. Accompaniment will not be available.
  • You will be asked to sight-read, play scales in a range suitable for your instrument in major and minor keys up to 4 flats and 4 sharps, and take aural tests.
  • You will be interviewed by the Head of Performing and Creative Arts regarding your experience and interests.

Scholarship Conditions

Music Scholars are expected to commit to a range of enrichment opportunities and performances under the direction of the Head of Performing and Creative Arts, including:

  • Bromsgrove Youth Music Theatre (YMT)
  • Orchestras, music ensembles, and choirs
  • Solo, duet and chamber performances
  • Leadership roles in ensembles and performances
  • External performances (TISAC, FOBISIA, competitions)
  • Music study at GCSE (Key Stage 4)
  • Maintaining all academic work alongside performing arts commitments.