The SCBC Vocal Academy provides elite training in contemporary vocals so that we can express the emotion of our community through performances.
Secondary Vocal Academy and Scholarships
2021 applications now open!
The Programme offers opportunities for:
As part of the rigorous training at SCBC Vocal Academy, students engage in:
- Individual voice lessons delivered by tertiary trained vocal tutors.
- Classroom tuition in performance practice, theory and songwriting taught by professional musicians and educators.
- Collaborative vocal group rehearsals, with a focus on the development of harmony skills.
- Elite performances at events.
In accordance with our College values, we aim to assist students to realise their full musical potential, whilst also cultivating hearts of compassion and service. Performance opportunities include ability based festivals, tours, eisteddfods and community events, such as church services and school concerts.
Scholarship and placements will be offered to Secondary students of exceptional vocal ability as a result of contemporary voice training. In addition to this, a small number of scholarships/placements will be allocated to students with no vocal training, but who display an exceptional giftedness in natural tone and pitching that will be determined at the audition.
Entrance to the Programme
Entrance to this selective program is based on the performance in an audition, an aural test and a brief interview. These will be conducted in Week 7 of each school term. For the audition, students are required to prepare two contrasting pieces in a contemporary vocal style. Please note that both pieces may not be listened in their entirety during the audition.
For a limited time, Secondary students who demonstrates exceptional vocal ability may apply for a vocal scholarship. Scholarships are awarded for the remainder of the time the student attends SCBC. Scholarship recipients will be reviewed annually.
How to Apply
Application timeline for 2021
Applications Open: NOW
Applications Close: Week 4 of Term 4
Notification of audition: Week 5-6 of each Term
Audition: Week 7 of each Term
Interviews: Week 8 of each Term