Fine Arts Scholarships

Scholarship Auditions 2016

Fine Arts Scholarships for Music, Dance, Theatre, and Visual Arts

WHO?Scholarships are awarded to applying 9th grade BMHS applicants. Scholarships are not available for transfer students.

WHAT? BMHS offers several Fine Arts Scholarships sponsored by The Fine Arts Department. Scholarships are available in Music, Dance, Theatre, and Visual Arts and range in amounts averaging $500 to $1000+ per year in either 2 or 4-year increments.

WHEN?Scholarship information is made available at the BMHS Annual Open House, after which the information is available on the BMHS website. Auditions and portfolio dates range from early January to early February.

WHERE? All Auditions occur here at Bishop McNamara High School.

WHY? To recognize and reward the wonderful achievements of our talented applicants.

HOW? The scholarships are awarded to students based on ability. The audition/application process is different for each art form.

  • Classical Dance Scholarships - All Genres - Group Auditions
  • African Music & Dance Scholarships - Individual Auditions
  • Choir Scholarships - Individual Auditions
  • Band & Orchestra Scholarships - Individual Auditions
  • Guitar/Piano/Drum Set - Individual Auditions
  • Theatre Scholarships - All Theatre Experiences - Group Auditions
  • Visual Arts Scholarships - Drawing and Additional Art Forms - Art Portfolio Submission

Scholarships and the Admission Process

Students interested in Fine Arts Scholarships must submit a Bishop McNamara Admissions Application by December 15, 2015. An audition for scholarship does not positively or negatively effect the student's consideration for admittance to Bishop McNamara High School. Scholarship results will be announced in Admissions Office decision packets sent the end of February.

Fine Arts Scholarship Information and Registration Forms

Step One – Click on the links below in each program under Information & Requirements to open a printable scholarship information sheet for each program.

Step Two – Click on the links below in each program for the Online Registration Form to register for the audition/portfolio submission.

The Online Registration Period for All Fine Arts Scholarships is between November 8, 2015 and January 8, 2016. Scholarship Audition/Portfolio Registration can occur anytime between November 8, 2015 to January 8, 2016. (Space available on a first come first serve basis . . . don't wait too long)

We are in the process of updating all forms and registrations below. The new information will be available by Open House Nov. 8th.

Upcoming Fine Arts Events 2015-16

See Fine Arts Events

Mark your calendars. Click on link below for more information on each event as it becomes available.
  • FA Boosters Meeting on Sept. 15
  • FADE Colloquium #1 on Sept. 28
  • FADE Colloquium #2 on Oct. 15
  • 5K for the Arts on Oct. 17
  • Fall Musical: R&H Cinderella Nov. 13-22
  • FADE Colloquium #3 on Dec. 1
  • WAMTC Fall Band Festival Dec. 5
  • Christmas Fine Arts Festival Dec. 11-12
  • FADE Colloquium #4 on Jan. 14
  • FADE Colloquium #5 on Feb. 1
  • FADE Senior Showcase Feb. 18
  • P.G. County Music Festival Mar. 10-12
  • Spring Play Mar. 18-20
  • Dance Showcase Apr. 7
  • Dance Festival Apr. 8-9
  • Jazz Lab & Jazz Ensemble Concert Apr. 13
  • Sankofa Apr. 28-30, May 1
  • Concert Band, Symphonic Band & Percussion Ensemble Concert May 5
  • Choir Concert May 6
  • String Orchestra & Wind Ensemble Concert May 13
Fine Arts News
Our FADE Colloquium #5 on the topic of Theatre Improv, featuring DC area Professional Actors and Improv Artists, will take place on Monday, February 1st from 7:00-8:15 pm in the Fine Arts Theatre.
Every student, parent, guardian, teacher, and staff should sign up today to receive BMHS Alerts.
Jada Twitty, Alora McManus, and Alanna Imes were selected for the 2016 Maryland Senior All State Band & Orchestra.
Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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