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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 the first week of December, 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 Admissions 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 December and January of each school year.

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

Forms will be updated each year by the first week of December.

Upcoming Fine Arts Events 2016-17

See Fine Arts Events

Mark your calendars. Click on link below for more information on each event as it becomes available.
  • FA Boosters Meeting 9/20
  • FADE Colloquium #1 10/5
  • 5K for the Arts 10/15
  • Tri M Induction & Recital 10/25
  • Fall Musical Man of La Mancha: 11/11-13, 11/18-20
  • WAMTC Fall Band Festival 12/3
  • Christmas Fine Arts Festival 12/9-10
  • FADE Colloquium #2 12/12
  • FADE Colloquium #3 - Jan. 19th
  • FADE Senior Showcase 2/9
  • Music Trip Meeting 3/7 at 7pm
  • Spring Play: 3/17-19
  • P.G. County Music Festival 3/22-25
  • Music Trip 3/29 - 4/2
  • Dance Festival 4/7-8
  • Jazz Lab & Jazz Ensemble Concert 4/10
  • Sankofa 4/27-29
  • Concert Band, Symphonic Band & Percussion Ensemble Concert 5/4
  • Choir Concert 5/5
  • St. Genesius Theater Awards 5/6
  • Dance Showcase 5/11
  • String Orchestra & Wind Ensemble Concert 5/12
Fine Arts News
Our String Orchestra undertakes a unique project to support the cause of homelessness in our community, performing the piece "A Solitary Wish" at our Fine Arts Christmas Festival.
Buy tickets online for the Fine Arts Christmas Festival today!
The Tri-M Society honors our own Mary Mitchell-Donahue, BMHS Theatre Director and Fine Arts Department Chair, for her support and encouragement of the fine arts, specifically music, its students, and the department.
Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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