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The Angela Sharman Memorial Music Scholarship

 

The Angela Sharman Memorial Music Scholarship honours the memory of Angela Sharman, an Old Collegian, and is awarded to a musician who has significant musical and academic talent and whose personal financial circumstances would prevent them from attending the College and exhibiting the MLC values of respect, responsibility and compassion.

 
Angela Sharman (Class of 1985) was a talented violinist and loved the broad music offering that MLC provided, giving Angela the inspiration to develop her talents further. After finishing Year 12, she commenced studying at the College of the Arts to continue her violin studies, until her untimely passing in 1986. Angela’s father and brother established the Trust in Angela’s name, as staunch believers in community support for young people’s access to a high standard of education.
 
MLC is committed to providing a wide range of opportunities across all areas of the curriculum. As part of this commitment, the College offers a wide range of Academic and Music Academic Scholarships for students with special abilities. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of the results of external testing, internal audition for eligible candidates, previous school reports and an interview.
 
  • At the time of application, students entering Year 10 in 2021 should have already passed the examination for Grade 7 AMEB standard or higher for piano or violin, and Grade 6 AMEB standard or higher for other instruments. Voice students should already be performing at an equivalent Grade 5 AMEB standard or higher. 
 
  • At the time of application, students entering Year 11 in 2021 should have already passed the examination for Grade 8 AMEB standard or higher for piano or violin, and Grade 7 AMEB standard or higher for other instruments. Voice students should already be performing at an equivalent Grade 6 AMEB standard or higher.
 
OPENING DATE: MONDAY, 14 OCTOBER 2019
CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY, 2 OCTOBER 2020
SCHOLARSHIP TEST DATE: SATURDAY, 29 FEBUARY 2020
AUDITION DATE: THURSDAY 27 – FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2020

Year of Entry:

Year 7 (Scholarship tenable for 6 years) 
Year 9 (Scholarship tenable for 4 years)
Year 10 (Scholarship tenable for 3 years) 
Year 11 (Scholarship tenable for 2 years)

Eligibility

  • Australian citizens, permanent Australian residents or temporary residents

  • Currently at MLC or attending another school

  • A talented musician; applicants must have passed the AMEB grade required (as appears above), or be at the equivalent standard for which a statutory declaration must be submitted:


Documentation to be uploaded with Scholarship Application:
 

  • Results of the most recent School Report
  • Evaluation of a 200-word statement on why the candidate is applying for this scholarship; This should be written by the student and demonstrate their accomplishments, talents, leadership, reason for wanting to attend MLC.
  • Copy of AMEB examination report and certificate (If AMEB not available proof of equivalent standard is required)
  • A passport sized photo
 

The applicant will then have:

 

  • Results of the ACER Scholarship Test
  • Evaluation of Audition
  • Evaluation through Interview. Candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted by telephone and/or email
 

Audition:

 

  • Candidates are required to perform two contrasting works. One work must be accompanied by piano, with the accompanist organised by the candidate.
  • Technical work, aural tests and sight reading may also be included at the discretion of the Director of Music
 
Value:
 
  • A percentage of the annual tuition fees and technology levy.
  • This includes computer, technology support and peripherals
  • Full music tuition for the primary instrument by an MLC music instructor.

 

Conditions:
 
 
  • Scholarship holders are expected to complete their secondary education at MLC
  • Refer to the MLC Scholarship Terms & Conditions.
 
 
Verification of candidate's performance standards required:
 
  • Copy of AMEB examination results (or equivalent)
  • Examiner's comments
  • Certificate of certification
Application Steps
Step 1: Apply for an MLC Scholarship by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page. Please complete the Scholarship Application and click submit.
 
Step 2: Once you have submitted an MLC Scholarship Application you will receive a notification email from Admissions requesting you to register for the ACER Scholarship Test. Please note that the ACER Scholarship Test registration is a compulsory component of the Music Scholarship Application.
A payment of $115.00 will be required to register for the ACER Scholarship Test.
Follow the instructions provided within the email notification from MLC.

Step 3: Complete the MLC Music Scholarship Audition form attached to the notification email and return to admissions@mlc.vic.edu.au.
 
Step 4: Candidates will be contacted with a time to attend a music audition on Thursday, 27 or Friday, 28 February 2020.
 
Step 5: Attend the MLC Scholarship Test on Saturday, 29 February 2020. Details about the Scholarship testing will be sent to registered candidates one week prior to the test.
 
Step 6: Short-listed candidates will be contacted to arrange an interview time. All other applicants will be contacted via email.
 

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