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2019 Accelerated Music Program (AMPed)

The Gap State High School Accelerated Music Program (AMPed) is for high performing academic students who have the ability, initiative and a strong commitment to music studies.  The students are provided with an opportunity to study AMEB theory aligned with their Instrumental studies and accelerate through the Australian Curriculum Years 7-10 and the Senior Phase Music Curriculum one year ahead of their cohort. NB. Students who are accepted into the Honours program are eligible to also be accepted into the AMPed program.   

Selection Process
Students applying for entry to Honours Music must undertake a music audition. The audition process for AMPed has two sections: a short written theory exam that will occur on the same day as the standardized testing (for Honours), and a performance audition consisting of scales, studies and set pieces that can be found on the school website. The results from the theory exam, audition, Instrumental Music results and referee comments will be considered when assessing applications.   
The testing and administration fee is $50.  It is non-refundable and payable when you lodge the AMPed Application.
AMPed Application Dates for 2019 

Friday 01 June 2018: AMPed applications due

Thursday 14 June 2018: Music theory test commences at 3:30 pm – TGSHS Main office or between A and C-Block

Thursday 14 June 2018: Music auditions commence*

Thursday 28 June 2018: Round one offers emailed out

Thursday 19 July 2018: Acceptance deadline 6:00pm

Further testing dates may be made available if required

*The audition materials are the same as for GAP Regional Instrumental Program Primary Schools –

GRIPPS audition.  Therefore should your child audition for GRIPPS their results will be considered rather than attending another audition.  If your child is not auditioning for GRIPPS applicants will be contacted by the Arts Head of Department to schedule the audition and exam.  

For details pertaining to the music aspect of the program please contact:

Ms Monique McMullen

HOD The Arts

Phone:35113888 or Email