Performing Arts Scholarships

Cranleigh Abu Dhabi Scholarships - Performing Arts

Performing Arts scholarships may be given to pupils specialising in any or all of: Music (instrumental and voice), Drama and Dance. All awards will be made following a successful audition.

We expect applicants to be able to demonstrate that their interest and achievement in their field has been pursued outside of normal school lessons.

This may include active membership of bands, ensembles or groups, excellent results from a recognised examination awarding body, performance experience through conservatoires, dance and acting schools, original theatrical, musical or choreography compositions and/or other relevant accomplishments.


How to apply for a Drama Scholarship

All external candidates should complete a regular admissions application using our online system which can be accessed here. When this application is complete, please email admissions@cranleigh.ae to register your interest in applying for a scholarship and the team will advise next steps. Note that we require full admissions information to be submitted before progressing with scholarship applications.

Internal candidates should email admissions@cranleigh.ae and the team will advise next steps which will include the submission of a formal application.

The deadline for scholarship applications is 15th April 2018. Candidates whose application meets the required criteria will be invited to interview with the Head of Drama and will be required to perform a rehearsed piece.

In interview, candidates should be ready to give details of their contributions to school productions, workshops and drama classes or clubs. They will also be expected to be able to talk about pieces of theatre that have inspired them.

Prospective scholars will be asked to perform a one to two minute monologue from a published play and may also be asked to show teamwork in a group workshop.


How to apply for a Music Scholarship

All external candidates should complete a regular admissions application using our online system which can be accessed here. When this application is complete, please email admissions@cranleigh.ae to register your interest in applying for a scholarship and the team will advise next steps. Note that we require full admissions information to be submitted before progressing with scholarship applications.

Internal candidates should email admissions@cranleigh.ae and the team will advise next steps which will include the submission of a formal application.

The deadline for scholarship applications is 15th April 2018. Candidates will be expected to be at Grade 4 ABRSM/Trinity College standard or above and they should supply their last certificate. However, those with fewer or no formal qualifications should not feel automatically excluded.

Candidates whose application meets the required criteria will be invited to attend a musical audition which will last around 15 minutes. This will consist of one prepared piece on both first and second instruments. If presenting with only one instrument, two contrasting pieces should be prepared. Should a pianist with no second instrument be awarded a scholarship, they must be prepared to take up an orchestral instrument when they get to the school.

Assessment will also include aural and sight reading appropriate to the grade accomplished and there will be a short interview with the Head of Music to explore musical interests and enthusiasms.


How to apply for a Dance Scholarship

All external candidates should complete a regular admissions application using our online system which can be accessed here. When this application is complete, please email admissions@cranleigh.ae to register your interest in applying for a scholarship and the team will advise next steps. Note that we require full admissions information to be submitted before progressing with scholarship applications.

Internal candidates should email admissions@cranleigh.ae and the team will advise next steps which will include the submission of a formal application.

The deadline for scholarship applications is 15th April 2018. Candidates whose application meets the required criteria will be invited to attend an interview with the Head of Dance, during which they should be ready to talk about their contributions to school productions as well as workshops and/or dance classes they have attended outside school. They will also be expected to be able to discuss pieces of dance that have inspired them.

Candidates may be asked to take part in a performing arts workshop where their ability to demonstrate they can work as part of a team will be evaluated.

All prospective Dance Scholars will be asked to perform a one-minute dance. This can be in any style and should be rehearsed and polished. Any music or other supporting performance requirements should be discussed in advance.