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Fine Arts Scholarship

We are proud to offer scholarships that reduce tuition fees for students who excel in the arts. Fine Arts Scholarships are available in: Visual Arts, Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre and Interdiciplinary Arts.

Scholarships are awarded based upon the applicant’s entrance audition/portfolio, interview, and academic records. They are valid for all four years of high school, contingent upon scholarship criteria being continually met.

Candidates must apply by February 1 to be considered for the fall trimester of the same year.

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates may apply as rising 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade students and must meet all NBPS eligibility requirements. While there are different grade level entry points for students, the best chance for the highest award level is for rising 9th-grade students.  Students may only apply for the scholarship twice between their rising 9th and 11th grade years.  All candidates must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA to apply for a Fine Arts scholarship.  

Application Requirements

By January 4, 2021 (Internal NBPS candidates)

On January 15-16, 2021 (NBPS students invited to final round)

  • Interview

  • Live audition and/or portfolio review

 

By February 1, 2021 (External candidates)

  • Fine Arts Scholarship Application (online here)

  • NBPS Application (and all materials)

  • Video audition (round 1) for music, dance or theatre applicants

  • Portfolio for visual arts and media arts applicants

  • Shadow day to experience NBPS (students will participate in the appropriate fine arts class)

  • Letter of recommendation from a fine arts teacher/director

On February 13, 2021 (External students invited to final round)

  • Interview

  • Live audition and/or portfolio review

Audition Requirements

Audition Requirements

Dance     +/-

  • Video audition
    • One 2 minute solo - ballet, modern or jazz
  • Live audition/interview (by invitation) 
    • One 2 minute solo - ballet, modern or jazz (must provide own musical accompaniment on a CD or mobile device)
    • Perform a ballet combination, progressions across the floor, and a jazz combination.

Additional Audition Guidance: Our goal is to view your technical and performance skills during both the pre-screen and on-campus auditions.  As such, for both pre-screen and on-campus auditions, please select the solo style that presents you in the best light.  Dancers will need to bring all dance shoes to the audition. Female dancers wear black leotards, with black leggings, hair in a bun.  Male dancers wear black jazz pants, white t-shirt.

Media Arts     +/-

  • Film/Animation portfolio (round 1) 
    • Film: one 1 – 3 minute film or a 5-page screenplay (in Celtx format)
    • Animation: one 20 – 30 second animation
  • Individually scheduled interview (by invitation)

Percussion     +/-

  • Video audition 
    • Solo of choice from the FBA list for snare drum and mallets.
  • Live audition (by invitation) 
    • Solo of choice from the FBA list for snare drum and mallets.
    • Sight read on both instruments
    • Echo sing & echo play
    • Sight sing
    • 12 major scales in the All-State pattern in 2 minutes or less

Additional Audition Guidance: Our goal is to view your technical and performance skills during both the pre-screen and on-campus auditions.  As such, for both pre-screen and on-campus auditions, please select solo music that demonstrates the full extent of your abilities, so that you may present yourself in the best light. For the on-campus audition, please bring 3 copies of your selected solo pieces (with measures numbered) for the panel.  Accompanists are not required, although you may choose to bring one with you to the audition. Pre-recorded or digital accompaniment will be accepted.

Strings     +/-

  • Video audition 
    • Solo of choice per list below
  • Live audition (by invitation) 
    • Violin, Viola, Cello:
      • Solo of choice
      • 3 octave, All-State scales with arpeggios
    • Bass:
      • Solo of choice
      • 2 octave, All-State scales with arpeggios
    • Guitar:
      • Classical or Jazz solo of choice (ABRSM grade 4 or above)
      • 3 octave, 12 major scales with arpeggios
    • All:
      • Sight read
      • Echo sing & echo play
      • Sight sing

Additional Audition Guidance: Our goal is to view your technical and performance skills during both the pre-screen and on-campus auditions.  As such, for both pre-screen and on-campus auditions, please select solo music that demonstrates the full extent of your abilities, so that you may present yourself in the best light. For the on-campus audition, please bring 3 copies of your selected solo pieces (with measures numbered) for the panel.  Accompanists are not required, although you may choose to bring one with you to the audition. Pre-recorded or digital accompaniment will be accepted.

Voice     +/-

  • Video audition 
  • Live audition (by invitation) 
    • Solo of choice from the FVA list (must provide own musical accompaniment on a CD or mobile device or sing a capella)
    • Sight sing
    • Echo sing

Additional Audition Guidance: Our goal is to view your technical and performance skills during both the pre-screen and on-campus auditions.  As such, for both pre-screen and on-campus auditions, please select solo music that demonstrates the full extent of your abilities, so that you may present yourself in the best light. For the on-campus audition, please bring 3 copies of your selected solo pieces (with measures numbered) for the panel.  Accompaniment is required for both the round 1 and  on-campus auditions.  Accompaniment may be live or digitally recorded.

 

Woodwind & Brass   +/-

  • Video audition 
  • Live audition (by invitation) 
    • Solo of choice from the FBA list
    • Sight read
    • Echo sing & echo play
    • Sight sing
    • 12 major scales in the All-State pattern in 2 minutes or less

Additional Audition Guidance: Our goal is to view your technical and performance skills during both the pre-screen and on-campus auditions.  As such, for both pre-screen and on-campus auditions, please select solo music that demonstrates the full extent of your abilities, so that you may present yourself in the best light. For the on-campus audition, please bring 3 copies of your selected solo pieces (with measures numbered) for the panel.  Accompanists are not required, although you may choose to bring one with you to the audition.  Pre-recorded or digital accompaniment will be accepted.

Piano     +/-

  • Video audition by 
    • Solo of choice from the standard piano literature
  • Live audition (by invitation) 
    • Solo of choice from the standard piano literature
    • Sight read
    • Echo sing & echo play
    • Sight sing
    • All major and minor scales in three octaves

Additional Audition Guidance: Our goal is to view your technical and performance skills during both the pre-screen and on-campus auditions.  As such, for both pre-screen and on-campus auditions, please select solo music that demonstrates the full extent of your abilities, so that you may present yourself in the best light. For the on-campus audition, please bring 3 copies of your selected solo pieces (with measures numbered) for the panel.  Accompanists are not required, although you may choose to bring one with you to the audition. Pre-recorded or digital accompaniment will be accepted.

Theatre      +/-

  • Video audition
    • Musical Theatre Focus
      • One monologue and one song from a published musical (internet monologues and original works will not be accepted).
    • Acting Focus
      • Two contrasting monologues from a published play.
  • Live audition (by invitation) 
    • Musical Theatre Focus
      • One monologue, one song from a published musical (must provide own musical accompaniment on a mobile device), cold reading, dance combination, sight-singing.
    • Acting Focus
      • Two contrasting monologues, cold reading.'

Additional Audition Guidance: Monologues and songs should be selected from standard, published repertoire-original works are not accepted.  Please have a thorough understanding of the larger piece and the characters you are portraying, making sure you select pieces that are appropriate for your age and life experience. Avoid pieces that involve dialects and character voices. Our goal is to see you at your best, so select material that will present you in your best light.

Visual Arts     +/-

  • Art portfolio (round 1) 
    • including foundational drawing, other two dimensional works, and a sketchbook (as one PDF)
  • Interview/drawing assessment (by invitation) 
    • 45-90 minutes drawing assessment
    • Interview and artwork review

Video Auditions

The first round of our selection process for performing arts (music, dance, theatre) candidates consists of a video audition review.  Performing arts candidates will submit a video audition that demonstrates their best work (see above requirements).  Videos should be submitted by email to Robyn Hollander via youtube or a link to a file sharing service (i.e. google docs, dropbox).

Selection and Notification

Following the round one review process, all candidates will be notified whether they will be invited to round two auditions/interviews within 7 days of the application due date. 

Families will be notified of scholarship award before March 5, 2021.

More Information

For more information email Robyn Hollander, Assistant Director, Fine Arts.