Bristol Cathedral Choir School Music Aptitude Test

Archbishop Blanch C of E School in Liverpool, Merseyside

Bristol Cathedral Choir School offers up to 10% of the year 7 intake (15 places) to applicants who show an aptitude in music.

Stage 1: The assessment test is played on a CD and will last about 45 minutes. The questions are of varying difficulty based on pitch, melody, texture and rhythm and applicants put their answers on a multiple choice answer paper. No previous knowledge of music or music theory is required by the applicant as the test is based entirely on response to an aural/listening test (applicants are not required to play a musical instrument or sing). The highest scoring applicants will be invited to attend the second music aptitude assessment test. 

Stage 2: The second assessment test will be on a 1-1 basis with the Director of Music or trained music professional and will last approximately 10-15 minutes. It provides a further opportunity for students to demonstrate aptitude in music by responding to various aural tests including clapping back a rhythm and repetition of a melody including singing back played notes on the piano. Applicants will not be required to play a musical instrument or sing a piece of their choice.

Bristol Cathedral Choir School
College Square, Bristol BS1 5TS

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