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Cultural Merit/ Excellence Programs

 

Cultural Merit Entry can be gained in the following areas: Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts. These Merit programs are available f​rom Year 7 to 12. Students will be selected in Order of Merit from the documents submitted for evaluation. The number of available places will depend on whether the enrolment capacity has been met for that particular year level.

How do I Apply?

Cultural Merit Entry Applications will be assessed on the following:

• School reports from previous three semesters

• A folio of the student’s most recent works (Visual Art ONLY).

• DVD demonstrating student performance (excludes Visual Arts)

• Documentary evidence of achievements to support the application, including certificates from external competitions, references from current teachers or music tutors etc

All of the above documents are to be submitted for evaluation with an Application for Merit Entry All Year Levels (PDF, 216 KB)​​​ to the main office for your student to be considered for Cultural Merit at Benowa.

  


 

Year 7 2019 Cultural Excellence/Merit Program Entry:

Cultural Excellence/Merit Programs include Dance ExcellenceMusic Excellence, Drama Merit and Visual Art Merit. Students wanting to gain entry into these programs will be required to attend auditions prior to selection (excluding Visual Art as a portfolio is required). 2019 Music entry audition will be held Monday, 30 April and Tuesday, 1 May 2018. Dance auditions will be held Monday, 30 April 2018 (full) and Tuesday, 1 May 2018 and Drama auditions will be held on Wednesday, 2 May 2018. Please book an audition time through http://sobs.com.au​.

How do I Apply?

Cultural Excellence Applications will be assessed on the following:

• School reports from previous three semesters

• A folio of the student’s most recent works (Visual Art ONLY).

• Documentary evidence of achievements to support the application, including certificates from external competitions, references from current teachers or music tutors etc

All of the above documents are to be submitted for evaluation with a Year 7 2019 Excellence Program Application Form​  to the main office. Application forms must be submitted for your student to be eligible to attend the audition.

 

More Information on Auditions:

Dance Excellence Auditions

All Dance Excellence applicants are expected to attend an audition:

 1.  Informal Interview with teacher.

2.  Perform a prepared dance (2-3 minutes).

a)  2-3 minutes performance in any style

                        OR

b) 1 minute in one style and 1 minute in a ​contrasting style (e.g. Contemporary or Hip Hop)

 * Performances may be choreographed by studio or school teacher.  If no other work is available it may be student choreographed.​


Drama Merit

Submit an audition on USB to Demonstrate your dramatic abilities

FOLIO OF WORK

Applicants should submit the following:

USB with two contrasting performances.

These could include:

  •  a short solo script
  •  a poem
  •  section from a play

Certificates awarded. Drama prizes and letters of recommendation should also be included in the application.​

Music Excellence Auditions

 

All Music Excellence applicants will be required to attend an audition:

*Perform two short contrasting pieces (not a band piece/something from your music 

study book).

*Demonstrate or discuss all instruments you can play (e.g. Flute and Guitar).

Complete a short theory test.

*Informal interview with teacher—bring certificates—exam results, etc.​ 

Visual Art Folio of Work

Applicants may submit one or both of the following:

 1. Visual Diary with at least eight art works. eg. drawings, paintings, prints.

 2. Photographs of art works including sculpture, origami, large paintings in a display book or on a USB.

* Certificates awarded, Art prizes and letters of recommendation  from Artists and teachers should also be included in the application.

Where possible it is best to show a range of artistic skills. Include 2 to 3 different media.​ ​