The CLC Organ Scholarship is awarded to either an internal or external candidate on entry to the Sixth Form at 16+ who is a promising organist and who also shows interest in developing choral accompanying and directing skills. Prospective candidates should have keyboard skills beyond the level of Grade VI piano, preferably with confident sight-reading ability. Some previous experience playing or studying the organ is essential.
The Organ Scholar will follow a discrete programme of training which could form ideal preparation for a University Organ Scholarship, and will include many performance opportunities. She will work closely with, and sometimes deputise for, both the College Organist and Head of Vocal Studies. The Scholar will receive free instrumental tuition, ordinarily coupled with fee remission, depending on the level of award.
Organ Exhibitions are awarded on entry to Lower College at 11+ and 13+; they may also be applied for internally during LC1-UC4. Applicants should possess good keyboard facility at a recommended level of at least Grade IV. Previous experience as an organist may be an advantage but is not a requirement. Good sight-reading ability is desirable.
Organ Exhibitioners will receive free instrumental tuition and the exhibition will usually form part of a broader Music Award. They will be offered opportunities to gain relevant performing experience such as accompanying hymns and playing in College Prayers.
Useful Documents for entry
Please apply using the Music Scholarship Forms.