The Brien Musical Scholarship

Through a very generous bequest, King William’s College is offering a Sixth Form Bursary up to 100% of the tuition fees for a musically talented young person to study the International Baccalaureate and, hopefully, ultimately undertake further education in musical studies.

The Brien Musical Scholarship is a means-tested scholarship and is eligible for new applicants for September 2024. It will be awarded to a candidate who can demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to Music and the successful student will be expected to undertake IB Music, preferably at Higher-Level, in addition to contributing to the musical life of College.

Scholarship Assessment

Candidates for The Brien Musical Scholarship are expected to have reached Grade 6 (or equivalent) or higher on one or more of their instruments and will be invited to take part in a practical assessment. This will include:

  • A performance of two pieces on the candidate’s main instrument or voice.
  • A performance of an additional piece on the candidate’s second instrument (if applicable).
  • Aural tests.
  • General musicianship tests.
  • A short interview with the Director of Music.

We ask that candidates provide their own accompanist and that the sheet music is supplied to the College in advance of the audition.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 12th May 2024. For further information call 8201110 or email

Music at KWC

The Brien Musical Scholarship is an excellent opportunity for an individual to join King William’s College for Sixth Form. With a vibrant and active musical department, excellent academic results and an average class size of 10, students are provided with the tools to flourish.

Music thrives at King William’s College and plays a key part in school life. We strive for excellence in all aspects of Music and actively encourage creativity of expression. There is ample opportunity for students to perform both individually and in ensembles with many of our students performing on and off Island. Our aim for music making is to promote a sense of community and team work with a shared goal, ultimately fostering feelings of pride, joy and achievement.

All sixth form students at King William’s College study for the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The IB philosophy, particularly its emphasis on the skill and focus on internationalism, is central to our approach and we are one of the largest and most successful IB schools in the British Isles.

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