A level Music scholarships

A level Music scholarshipsMusic scholarship auditions

The Ashbourne Scholarship Programme offers scholarships for A level Music and welcomes applications from students with both the academic qualifications and personal qualities to make a meaningful contribution to college life.

Scholarships are awarded principally for academic or musical achievement, and all candidates should expect to sit a written test or participate in an audition. A history of participation in activities inside and outside of school is also expected.

Music at Ashbourne

Ashbourne College has a thriving Music department with a well established choir run by the head of music Piers Tattersall and a jazz band. Every year students across the college are given the chance to showcase their talents in Music, Art, Fashion, Dance and Drama in the annual Revue.

Academic requirements

Applicants for an A level Music scholarship at Ashbourne must have:
Strong academic potential;
Strong oral and written English;
Excellent audition.

Personal qualities

Applicants should also demonstrate:
An independent and pro-active approach to their career and education;
The ability to think critically;
A history of participation in school activities;
Previously holding a position of responsibility at their former school or college;
A range of hobbies, interests and achievements outside of school;
Ambition in their education and personal life.

Scholar performance

Watch exceptionally talented musician Verena Koay perform at Ashbourne’s 35th Anniversary event.


Ready to take the next step?

To apply please complete our contact form or call the college on 020 7937 3858 for further details.

Who should I contact about my audition?
If you would like to apply for a scholarship place please complete our contact form or if you have any queries regarding your audition please call us on 020 7937 3858 or email admissions@ashbournecollege.co.uk.

What will I have to prepare for my audition?
Students are required to perform a Music piece of their choice, the piece can be 3-4 minutes long. Similar to Drama, after their performance they may be asked questions regarding their choice of Music and other music related questions.
NB: If you are doing a music audition please ensure that you send us your sheet music prior to your audition to admissions@ashbournecollege.co.uk

Where will the auditions take place?
Please make your way to our main building ‘Old Court Place’
17 Old Court Place,
W8 4PL
Nearest tube station – High Street Kensington (District & Circle line)

When will I know the outcome of my audition?
Students will need to complete the audition as well as attend an interview and take some admissions tests before we can finalise a decision. Scholarships will be rewarded on a first come first serve basis and therefore it is best to have your interview and complete the tests prior to the audition.