Fine Arts Scholarships

Scholarship Auditions 2015

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.

  • Dance Scholarships - All Genres - Group Auditions
  • Music Scholarships - Instrumental and Vocal - 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, 2014. 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 9, 2014 and January 9, 2015.Scholarship Audition/Portfolio Registration can occur anytime between November 9, 2014 to January 9, 2015. (Space available on a first come first serve basis . . . don't wait too long)

Upcoming Fine Arts Events 2015-16

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. 28th
  • FADE Colloquium #2 on Oct. 15th
  • 5K for the Arts on Oct. 17
  • Fall Musical: R&H Cinderella Nov. 13-22
  • FADE Colloquium #3 on Dec. 1st
  • WAMTC Fall Band Festival Dec. 5
  • Christmas Fine Arts Festival Dec. 11-12
  • 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
Ailey II Company Dancer provides advice and technique to BMHS dance students.
Please join us for the Fine Arts FADE Colloquium Guest Artist Series for the 2015-2016 school year.
Saturday, October 17 the BMHS Fine Arts Department will have its 2nd Annual 5K for the Arts at Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro.
Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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