Online Preliminary Auditions for potential pupils commencing in September 2023 will take place in October 2022 to coincide with the school enrollment process. Digital recordings of Pieces/Songs should be emailed to the Director by 4pm on Friday 4th November 2022. The email address is: 

Final auditions for full scholarship places will take place in May 2023.

While proficient keyboard skills are an obvious advantage, the principal aim of the judges is to assess the musical potential of each candidate and to determine whether the award of a scholarship would be of long-term benefit to the student.

The requirements for audition are:

* To play two pieces on the candidate’s instrument of choice.
(No degree of difficulty is stipulated, but examiners look for a musical performance.)
* Candidates will be expected to play at least one piece on Piano /  Organ / Keyboard.  Another instrument may also be presented.

* To sing one song


Normally, five-year scholarships are awarded to students commencing their secondary education, though older students are also accepted.

An exciting new Transition Year programme has been introduced in St Finian’s since September 2017.

Student progress is reviewed annually to ensure that students are responding positively to the opportunities which the scholarship affords them.

View/Download Application Form or complete the Online Application Form.

Further information is available by contacting the Director, Mr Gerard Lillis.