Music aptitude places are allocated to the top 9 scoring candidates who achieve scores in the music aptitude test above the benchmark in rank order of score. Music Scholars are awarded their place by passing both stages of the two-stage entrance test.
The Wilson’s Music Programme: Music Aptitude Test
Music Scholars will be awarded their place by passing both stages of the two-stage entrance test and their rank order of performance in the Music Aptitude Test. Participants are not required to have received formal music training or have accomplished a certain grade level. No part of the Music Aptitude Test requires any familiarity with music theory or other previous musical knowledge.
On the day of the Music Aptitude Test boys will take part in three activities:
1. Aural Perception Test
The Aural Perception Test is a short, multiple choice listening test with questions about pitch, melody and rhythm lasting for around 20 minutes.
2. Musical Communication
Candidates will be asked to give a short performance on their preferred instrument, or to sing. Each child is allocated a 5 minutes slot for this. The difficulty level of the piece(s) performed is immaterial; candidates are not required to have received formal music training or to have accomplished a certain grade level.
3. Singing and Clapping
Candidates will be asked to sing or clap back some short melodies and rhythms.
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