Performing Arts Scholarships

Our scholarships are awarded to students who excel in music and drama. Potential and enthusiasm are the most important features of a Bromsgrove Performing Arts Scholar.

We look for enthusiastic young people who want to improve their skills, have a strong desire to perform and wish to contribute to the growth of performing arts at Bromsgrove International School. Scholars are awarded 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 links, CD, Flash Drive, etc.

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

Music Auditions

  • You will be asked to play two contrasting pieces on your main instrument (including voice). 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.

Drama Auditions

  • You will be asked to perform two pieces of your choice. One monologue (to be taken from a published play) and one poem of your choice. The total performance time will be no more than 3 minutes per piece.
  • You will need to be prepared to talk about the context and content of your chosen piece and the character you are playing. You will be asked to refer to the decisions you made as a performer in how you chose to stage your piece.
  • You will be interviewed by the Head of Performing and Creative Arts regarding your experience and interests.

Scholarship Conditions

Performing Arts 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
  • Orchestras, ensembles, and choirs
  • Solo, duet and chamber performances
  • Drama and theatre performances
  • Leadership roles in ensembles and performances
  • External performances (TISAC, FOBISIA, competitions)
  • Music or Drama study at GCSE
  • Maintaining all academic work alongside performing arts commitments.