The Specialist Music Program at Kelmscott Senior High School is recognized as one of the top music programs in Western Australia. It has a long tradition of excellence in instrumental and choral performance and in providing opportunities for students who aspire to tertiary study in music in the future. Many graduates of the program now have professional careers as music teachers, performers, music administrators and/or composers in WA, interstate and internationally.
Our bands and choirs have performed at many prestigious events including those for the Prime Minister of Australia and the Governor of Western Australia. Music students also have opportunities to perform at festivals within WA, and in music tours interstate and overseas. In addition, the school is very proud of the musical productions and other arts events that feature the music students on a regular basis.
The following pathways are available to enter the Kelmscott SHS Music Program:
Note 1: Students from Kelmscott SHS contributory primary schools currently learning an instrument are encouraged to apply to continue their studies by completing the Specialist Music Program Application Form.
Note 2: Students who are currently learning an orchestral string instrument (not guitar) at a primary school outside of the boundaries of Kelmscott SHS have automatic access to continue their studies by completing the Specialist Music Program Application Form.
Note 3: Students currently studying music through the Department of Education School of Instrumental Program outside of the boundaries of Kelmscott SHS contributory school music programs are encouraged to apply. Please complete a Specialist Music Application Form.
Note 4: Students who wish to begin tuition on an instrument should complete a Specialist Music Application Form.
For further information regarding the Music Scholarship please contact Julie Roberts on 9495 7438
A Further Opportunity for Specialist Music Students
During their first year at high school students are selected for the Kelmscott Extension Programs (K.E.P.) in English, Science, Mathematics and Society & Environment. K.E.P. students study accelerated programs and are involved in Master Classes after school hours, excursions related to their learning activities and enter a range of national academic competitions.
It is expected that many talented students entering the Music Programs will qualify to enter K.E.P. Programs.