Approved Specialist Classical Music Program


Specialist Classical Music Program

Now open for Year 7 in 2020. Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 12 April 2019

Year 6 students residing outside the Rossmoyne Senior High School boundary who have a passion for and special ability in classical music, are invited to apply for entry to the school’s Classical Music Program.

The music program at Rossmoyne is progressive, rigorous and widely recognised for excellence.  A talented team of music specialists led by the Director of Music includes school-based teachers, as well as instrumental teachers and directors of ensembles from the School of Instrumental Music.  Students enjoy the benefits of learning in a contemporary performing arts centre which is especially suited to instrumental music.  The development of a strong classical music focus at Rossmoyne is compatible with the aspirations of the students and parent community.

Students in the Specialist Classical Music Program study and perform alongside musically talented peers.  In combination, with the larger group of Classical Music students, they enhance the depth of excellence of the school’s program.

Classical Music students at Rossmoyne study a compulsory course that includes class music as well as choral, ensemble and orchestra.  Ensembles are provided for students of all abilities from the very highest levels of making music in schools. Music students are required to attend rehearsals before and after school, and they are also required to attend evening and weekend performances and camps.

As a condition of continued enrolment at Rossmoyne Senior High School, the school requires students to achieve to a set standard in their specialisation and in other studies for the four years they are in the program.

The following selection process will apply:

  1. Applications must be submitted on line and received by 12 noon Friday 12 April 2019
  2. All Applicants will be contacted to attend a Music Aptitude Test on Saturday 8 June 2019
  3. Applicants who meet the threshold score will be asked to attend an audition and interview at Rossmoyne Senior High School: 17 – 21 June 2019
  4. All applicants will be notified in writing by end of July 2019

The audition requires students to perform two contrasting pieces that demonstrate a good indication of their ability.  A short aural test, where appropriate, may be conducted which includes singing.

Successful applicants will be required to participate fully in the program including after hours activities such as rehearsals, camps and competitions.

Students may continue on their current instrument or be offered the opportunity to learn one of the following orchestral instruments.  When completing your application form, please indicate four (4) instruments that you would be interested in learning.

  • Bassoon
  • Double bass
  • Euphonium
  • French Horn
  • Oboe
  • Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Viola

Applicants are requested to include copies of their Semester 2, 2018 school report, a passport size photo and details of any musical awards (maximum 2).

In order to cover the cost of testing/trialling materials as well as administrative and staffing costs, a $20.00 (non-refundable) fee is charged for all applications for our Classical Music Program.

We thank you for considering Rossmoyne Senior High School as a school of choice for your child.

For any further enquiries, please email
or telephone the Rossmoyne Enrolment Officer on 9259 2215

Specialist Classical Music Program

Apply here

On line applications to be received by 12 noon Friday 12 April 2019

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.