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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 and Theatre.

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 January 31st, 2020 to be considered for the fall trimester of the same year.

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must be rising 9th grade students (current 8th grade) and must meet all NBPS eligibility requirements. Student must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA to apply for Fine Arts scholarship. 

Application Requirements

By January 31st, 2020:

  • 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 22, 2020 (students invited to final round)

  • Interview
  • Live audition and/or portfolio review

Audition Requirements

Audition Requirements

Dance     +/-

  • Video audition by January 31, 2020
    • One 2 minute solo - ballet, modern or jazz
  • Live audition/interview (by invitation) on February 22, 2020
    • 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.

Media Arts     +/-

  • Film/Animation portfolio (round 1) by January 31, 2020
    • 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 by January 31, 2020
    • Solo of choice from the FBA list for snare drum and mallets.
  • Live audition (by invitation) on February 22, 2020
    • 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

Strings     +/-

  • Video audition by January 31, 2020
    • Solo of choice per list below
  • Live audition (by invitation) on February 22, 2020
    • 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

Voice     +/-

  • Video audition by January 31, 2020
  • Live audition (by invitation) on February 22, 2020
    • 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

Woodwind & Brass   +/-

  • Video audition by January 31, 2020
  • Live audition (by invitation) on February 22, 2020
    • 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

Piano     +/-

  • Video audition by FJanuary 31, 2020
    • Solo of choice from standard piano literature
  • Live audition (by invitation) on February 22, 2020
    • Solo of choice from standard piano literature
    • Sight read
    • Echo sing & echo play
    • Sight sing
    • All major and minor scales in three octaves

Theatre      +/-

  • Video audition by January 31, 2020
    • 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) on February 22, 2020
    • 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.

Visual Arts     +/-

  • Art portfolio (round 1) by January 31, 2020
    • including foundational drawing, other two dimensional works, and a sketchbook (as one PDF)
  • Interview / drawing assessment (by invitation) on February 22, 2020
    • 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 interviews/ auditions by Friday, February 7, 2020.

Families will be notified of scholarship award before March 13, 2020.

More Information

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