Music Scholarships

Expectations & Pathways of Music Scholars


A Music Scholar at Stonyhurst is a pupil who places music first among their interests and commits to the development of their personal musicianship by adhering to expectations regarding music lessons and practice, as well as membership of the appropriate choirs/groups/ensembles and performances.

Music will form significant part of their life in the school, with opportunities to hear professional performances, give recitals outside of the school, lead ensembles and work closely with the instrumental and vocal music staff on refining their craft.

All Music Scholars will be expected to attend talks and performances arranged for them, along with trips to concerts, operas, and other occasions as instructed by the Director of Music. They will be entered into appropriate competitions and generally seek to contribute to the musical and cultural life of Stonyhurst College or Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall.

In the College, all scholars will be expected to attend regular, appropriate enrichment classes arranged by the Master of Scholars, which include guest speakers and workshops. And in Higher Line (Sixth Form), Music Scholars may be expected to take up mentoring or other leadership and support roles, as directed by the Director of Music.


The progress and conduct of all scholars must remain satisfactory at all times, and continuation of the scholarship into the next academic year depends on the scholar fulfilling the requirements that are expected of them.

Criteria and process for Music Scholarship applications

Important dates for 2025/26 applications


Application deadline Sunday 6th October 2024
Candidates notified of shortlisting w/c 14th October 2024
16+ Assessments Monday 11th November 2024
11+ & 13+ Assessments Tuesday 12th November 2024
Candidates notified of outcome w/c 18th November 2024

Extensive music facilities to support your career aspirations

  • Performance spaces ranging from a small recital room to a theatre with a lighting and sound set-up

  • Five sound-proofed practice pods

  • A fleet of pianos across the College, including a Steinway grand

  • Organs: Lammermuir two-manual and pedal practice organ with 13 stops, and chest organ


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