We are half-way through the Autumn half-term 1 and Music Aptitude Test sessions are in full swing at the moment with Year 6 students all across the UK sitting the listening test imminently. Some schools will hold the musical performance and interview auditions at the same time as the test. Here are our top tips for both sections. These are all things you can do this weekend. Best of luck and if you need any help with the test, join our free online Facebook support group. Please note that due to a very high number of emails, it is not always possible to respond to individual requests about the test.
- Perform your audition piece(s) to your friends and family in a formal recital at home. Set up the seating in a concert-style arrangement. Announce the title and composer of your pieces before you playing.
- Find out one fun fact about the composer of your piece(s). In our recent Group Workshop, we found out that Vivaldi’s nickname was The Red Priest and that J.C.Bach was the eighteenth son of J.S.Bach.
- Listen to this video I made to help you with the tricky texture section. You can also check out my Smurf hair!
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If you don’t want to buy me a coffee then feel free to post your questions on the free online discussion forum for Music Scholarships and these will be answered once a month.