Bristol Cathedral Choir School offers up to 10% of the year 7 intake (15 places) to applicants who show an aptitude in music.
The initial music aptitude assessment test will be taken on Saturday 30th September 2023.
London Year 6 students: Don’t miss the deadline to apply to Bristol Cathedral Choir School on a Music Aptitude Test scholarship place for September entry.
All applicants to attend the MAT test. You can prepare for this 60-question test using our training materials. These tests are a useful preparation tool for the Music Aptitude Test but there may be some variation to the test that the school uses as each year the test changes.
October date TBC All candidates achieving a certain mark will be invited for Round Two of the Music Aptitude Test.
You can download and practice the specimen Aural Tests online so that you know what kind of tests to expect. We also offer 1-to-1 lessons to help you prepare for both rounds of the test.
I am available on selected dates in June to August 2021 in East Dulwich to prepare young musicians for the upcoming state secondary music scholarship assessments. We can either work on the general music audition for schools such as Kingsdale or the multiple choice Music Aptitude Test for schools such as Prendergast and Habs. For the latter, you will have completed at least 2 of the Music Aptitude Tests before attending this session. If you have not completed any multiple choice tests, please book a session with Mirna instead and she will take you through the basics of the MAT.
Do bring along two well-prepared pieces for instrument or voice to perform. If there is a backing track, please have the sound file available on your phone to play on the day. Alternatively you can bring the sheet music accompaniment with you.
The session will be tailored to your exact needs which will be discussed at the start of the lesson. Please note that no email support is offered before or after the session so please ensure you ask all your questions during the 1 hour session. The lesson is on Zoom unless stated otherwise.
This session cannot be refunded or rescheduled if you cannot attend for any reason.
Help prepare for the Music Aptitude Test by trying our specimen tests to give you an idea of the 4 sections on which you will be tested. You can order the tests online for instant download via your desktop computer. You can also make payment by online banking.
The test consists of 60 questions of four types: Pitch, Melody, Texture and Rhythm.