• Proficiency in 2 instruments, or one instrument and voice • 2 pieces, plus sight reading, on first instrument • Experience as a singer • Scales, arpeggios and aural tests as appropriate • At age 11 grade 3 or above, at age 13 grade 5 or above, at age 16 grade 7 or above.
Music Awards up to 50% of the fees are offered to candidates for whom Music is a first priority, and who are confident they will make a strong contribution to the music of Monmouth School. Successful candidates are those who are proficient in more than one instrument, or are instrumentalists and singers, and in whom the School is able to hold a reasonable expectation that they will play a prominent role in School Music throughout their time here. Decisions regarding Awards are based on a candidate’s musical accomplishment, previous experience, and enthusiasm. It is anticipated that successful candidates at 11+ and 13+ will study Music to GCSE level, and at 16+, A level. Award holders should be confident they can offer to their peers an outstanding example of quality and loyalty throughout their time with us. Awards are reviewed at the end of Forms II and V. Junior Ensembles Concert
School's Junior Ensembles recently provided us with a superb Chamber Concert. The following are extracts taken from this concert.