Music Scholarship Opportunities at Ellesmere College

Ellesmere College is offering the opportunity for two talented musicians to continue in to their Sixth Form education with the aid of Music scholarships that are funded by two families associated with the College.

The Mullock Arts Scholarship and the Walker Music Scholarship are now looking for applications for September 2020. Donated by two families, with a passion for education and love of the Arts, these scholarships have so far made it possible for seven students to achieve outstanding academic results and receive world-class music tutoring in the nurturing environment of Ellesmere College.

The Walker Music Scholarship has been presented by the Walker family for the past six years after their daughter came through the College Sixth Form on a Music Scholarship and is now a Music teacher herself. Mr and Mrs Walker wanted to give something back to the College as a thank you for the education of their own children - Rachael and Edward - and to offer another student the same opportunities they were given.

Mr and Mrs Walker said of the scholarship, "We are now very pleased to be able to create a scholarship to help other talented young musicians. We are kept up to date with our student's achievements and it's rewarding to see them make progress and gain confidence to take them forward to the next stage of their life."

The Mullock Arts Scholarship has supported four students through Ellesmere so far and is presented by Mr & Mrs Mullock who wanted their love of the Arts to be passed on to the next generation. They created a scholarship that supports students with particular music talents through their Sixth Form time at the College and encourages those students from all academic backgrounds to apply.

David commented, "We cannot tell you how much pleasure we have had from funding our four previous 'Mullock scholars' - Nia, Beatrice, Elan and Amber. Our on-going friendship with them and their families is a delight."

Elan Roberts, a Mullock Scholar said, "David and Robyn Mullock provided me with an opportunity I never thought was possible. Ellesmere is a very special place and I have been able to achieve outstanding A Level results whilst being part of an award winning choir with access to first class voice coaching." Elan is now studying music at the University of Liverpool.

The choral programme at the College is outstanding. The College was awarded the Education Business Award for Music 2018, in recognition of its all round delivery and inclusion of music within the College and wider community. They have been finalists in the Barnardo's Choir of the Year Competition and recent Semi-Finalists in the televised Songs of Praise Choir of the Year competition.

Recent tours, both national and international, have included concerts at: Notre Dame, Paris; St Peter's, Rome; and St George's Chapel. This year they will visit Vienna where they will be performing in concerts and services at St Stephen's Cathedral, Pieterkirche and the Bergkirche.

Music is an integral part of life at Ellesmere College and we value the talent, enthusiasm and dedication displayed by all our students.

At Ellesmere, great emphasis has always been placed on breadth of education. The curriculum choice of A Level, IB or the BTEC programme allows us to further widen the opportunities that exist and builds upon on already established strengths within the College such as our academic excellence, Arts, Sport & Leadership development, and Global Engagement.

How the Scholarship will work

The 2020 Sixth Form Music Scholarships can be applied for by anyone who considers themselves to have the musical qualities, talent and skills required as they begin the next stage of education after successful completion of GCSEs and progression onto the Ellesmere Sixth Form.

Further information about qualifying criteria and Scholarships is available in the downloadable document here: Scholarships At Ellesmere

How to Apply

If you are interested in becoming an Ellesmere College Music Scholar please complete the Music Scholar Application Form below and send this into the College (Attention of Registrar). On receipt of this, the form will be passed to the Director of Music, who will assess the application.

Music Scholar Application Form

If the initial application is successful, you will be contacted by the Registrar to book a Musical Assessment and Interview with the Director of Music.

The decision will be made by the Director of Music and the Headmaster.

For any general queries about the Music Scholarships please contact the Director of Music: tony.coupe@ellesmere.com

For any general admissions queries, please contact the Registrar: registrar@ellesmere.com

8th April 2020  Back to News