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Fine Arts Scholarships

Fine Arts - Music

Bishop McNamara 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 from $500 to $1000+ 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 (see registrations below).

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 15th. An audition for Fine Arts Scholarship does not positively or negatively affect the student's consideration for admission to Bishop McNamara High School. Scholarship results will be announced in Admissions Office decision packets.

Fine Arts Scholarships Information and Registration Forms

Step One – Click on the Information & Requirements column to open a printable scholarship information sheet for each program.
Step Two – Click on the Online Registration Form to register for the audition/portfolio submission.
Step ThreePrint the Teacher Recommendation Form and take to your current dance, music, theatre, or visual arts teacher to complete and return

The Online Registration Period for All Fine Arts Scholarships begins November 10, 2013 and ends on January 10, 2014 before 12:00 noon.
Scholarship Audition/Portfolio Registration can occur anytime between November 10, 2013 to January 10, 2014 before 12:00 noon. (Space available on a first come first serve basis . . . don’t wait too long).


New this year - we are accepting audition videos for piano, guitar and drum set players.

All Art Forms - Online Registration Deadline - January 10, 2014 at 12:00 noon!

Registration is now CLOSED
Contact the Fine Arts Faculty if you have questions.
Visual Arts Portfolio Submission Information and Registration
Visual Arts


Dance, Music & Theatre Audition Information and Registration
Band & Orchestra Information & Requirements Teacher Recommendation Form Closed
Choir Information & Requirements Teacher Recommendation Form Closed
Dance Information & Requirements Teacher Recommendation Form Closed
Theatre Information & Requirements Teacher Recommendation Form Closed


Guitar, Piano & Drum Set Video Audition Information and Registration
Band & Orchestra - Guitar, Piano & Drum Set Teacher Recommendation Form Closed