Fine Arts Scholarships

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 div 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. An audition for any 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 under each program selecting "Information & Requirements" to open a printable scholarship information sheet for each program.

Step Two – Click on the links below under 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 and January of each school year.

Scholarship Audition/Portfolio Registration can occur any time between November to January. (Space available on a first come first serve basis . . . don't wait too long)

Forms will be updated each year in time for BMHS Open House.

African Music & Dance Program Information, Requirements & Registration

These links are no longer available for this year.

Band & Orchestra Program Information, Requirements & Registration

These links are no longer available for this year.

Guitar/Piano/Drum Set Information, Requirements & Registration

These links are no longer available for this year.

Choir Program Information, Requirements & Registration

These links are no longer available for this year.

Classical Dance Program Information, Requirements & Registration

These links are no longer available for this year.

Theatre Program Information, Requirements & Registration

These links are no longer available for this year.

Visual Arts Program Information, Requirements & Registration

These links are no longer available for this year.

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.
Fine Arts News
Congratulations to Eight Mustang Musicians, who were selected to be members of The Catholic University of America Wind Ensemble for the Spring 2016 Semester.
Joffrey Director Michael Blake travels from New York City to audition BMHS Dancers.
Students from Bishop McNamara's Dance IV attended the 2016 National High School Dance Festival at Point Park University in Pittsburgh capturing a total of $105,000 in scholarships from colleges and programs all over the country.
Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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