Claringbould Vocal Scholarship

Claringbould Scholarship

One 12 month Claringbould Vocal Scholarship will be awarded each year to complement the strong commitment the School holds for the performing arts, especially music.

This vocal scholarship provides specialised vocal tuition for one year only with Greta Claringbould, world renowned Soprano.

Scholarship benefits

  • Subsidised vocal tuition, on campus, with the Head of Choirs, Greta Claringbould;
  • No levy charges for any Music Academy ensembles or classes;
  • Free access to Masterclass and PL Series events;
  • Mentoring with Dean of Music (or other senior music staff on negotiation);
  • Personalised programs, guidance and performance opportunities; and
  • Access to a range of initiatives and programs offered by the ANU School of Music.

Scholar expectations

  • Participate in at least two (2) corresponding Music Academy ensembles or classes – Chorale and Bella Voce Chapel Choir;
  • Passion and drive for all Music Academy activities and events;
  • Maintain a high level of expertise in music performance;
  • Act as a role model for younger musicians when and where possible, leading by example with motivation, enthusiasm, punctuality and attendance at all Music Academy rehearsals, concerts and events;
  • Uphold the aims and objectives of the Music Academy;
  • Developing skills in leadership and the willingness to publicly represent the Music Academy both at school and in the community;
  • Attend and perform regularly in the lunchtime/evening Recital Series;
  • Term meetings with the Dean of Music (or other senior music staff on negotiation);
  • Aid music staff with running of Music Academy concerts and events, including those of a social nature; and
  • Encourage participation in the Music Academy throughout the School and broader community.

Application requirements

Applicants are required to:

  • provide evidence of age, identity and Australian citizenship or permanent residency status (Original documents must be cited including birth certificate, passport, visas etc.);
  • submit a résumé, including examination and eisteddfod reports;
  • provide copies of most recent academic report;
  • audition, wearing suitable concert dress, by performing two contrasting pieces of vocal music pieces, each no longer than three (3) minutes in duration. An accompanist is recommended but not mandatory, arranged by the applicant. An aural test will also be part of the audition including clapping rhythms, singing top, middle and bottom notes of chords and sing melody back; and
  • attend a School interview.

The School does not provide a report on the applicant’s performance in the scholarship examinations or auditions.

Evaluation criteria

Prospective students must:

  • already be enrolled at CGGS, entering Year 7 in 2020;
  • demonstrate performance and interpretive skills, and stylistic awareness and expression;
  • demonstrate vocal skills and control;
  • reveal a passion for music and commitment to a range of music ensembles;
  • demonstrate general knowledge and ability to contribute to The Music Academy at Canberra Girls Grammar School; and
  • have a positive outlook and collaborative manner with peers and teachers.

Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the School and the School’s decision is final.

Key dates

Application closes:

Wednesday, 28 September 2018
(applications submitted after this date will not be considered)


Early Term 4, 2018

Decision advised: 

End of Term 4, 2018

Scholarship application fee

$55 (including GST)

If you have any Questions:

Call or email our friendly Admissions team.

T: 02 6202 6420