Performing Arts Scholarships.pdf

					Performing Arts
Scholarships
at Centre College

We’re very excited about our Centre Performing
Arts Scholarship Program, which rewards and
encourages student participation in the dra-
matic and musical arts. Centre gives you the
chance to earn recognition for your outstand-
ing talents and offers the opportunity for you
to perform with and learn from world leaders
in the Performing Arts.

What is the Centre Performing Arts Scholarship?
The Centre Performing Arts Scholarship, made possible by
gifts from alumni, provides financial support to students      The Little Shop of Horrors was a big hit! In this scene, Seymour
who demonstrate outstanding musical talent or who show         (played by Drew Davidson ‘11), the clumsy employee of Mushnik’s
promise in the performance and/or production of the the-       (played by associate professor of history Steven Beaudoin) Flower
atrical arts. As you may know, Centre traditionally has pro-   Shop, daydreams of his coworker Audrey while a flytrap-esque plant
                                                               he calls Audrey II looks on.
vided generous aid in order to make our nationally recog-
nized education accessible to all qualified students.
                                                                   tors of off-Broadway productions. Our stellar music
How are scholarship recipients chosen?                             faculty have performed at Carnegie Hall and provided
Applicants will be considered who have turned in all               backup for such artists as Stevie Wonder and Ella
Centre application forms, including supplemental materi-           Fitzgerald.
als and recommendation forms. Students should have               • The chance to meet, work with, and observe world
experience and a commitment to further personal develop-           class artists and productions such as Stomp, violin-
ment in the dramatic or musical arts.                              ist Itzhak Perlman, South Pacific, renowned cellist Yo-
                                                                   Yo Ma, The Music Man, flutist James Galway, Fosse,
Performing Arts Scholarship applications are due by Jan.           the Boston Pops, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and
15. Drama applicants should audition and/or interview at           many more.
Centre or, by prior arrangement, submit an audio and/or
                                                                 • For music students, opportunities to be involved in
videotape of a recent performance or portfolio. Music
                                                                   numerous student ensembles (many of which tour
applicants should audition at Centre or, by prior arrange-
                                                                   the United States and Europe) such as Centre
ment, submit an audio and/or videotape of a recent per-
                                                                   Trumpets under renowned trumpet player Dr. Vince
formance.
                                                                   DiMartino; Centre Singers directed by Dr. Barbara Hall;
                                                                   and many more.
What are the Performing Arts program advantages?
                                                                 • For drama students, the opportunity to be involved in
Centre’s program offers many benefits and opportunities,
                                                                   student productions such as The Little Shop of
including:
                                                                   Horrors (above), The Glass Menagerie, Duchess of
 • The prestige of being recognized for your talent.               Malfi, Evita, Richard III, Two Gentlemen of Verona,
 • The opportunity to work one-on-one with outstanding             Three Sisters, The Coconuts, Caucasian Chalk-Circle,
   drama faculty who are playwrights, actors, and direc-           and more.
What facilities will I use?                                             Winners are awarded up to $7,500 per year. These awards
The Norton Center for the Arts is an 85,000 square feet                 are renewable annually upon the recommendation of fac-
facility which contains Newlin Hall, a 1,500-seat concert               ulty for students in good standing who continue to make
hall that presents Broadway productions, orchestras, and                significant contributions to the life of the program by par-
soloist performances. To provide optimal acoustics for a                ticipating in ensembles, productions and/or classes.
wide range of performances, the concert hall stage can be
altered with the use of several shells, a hinged ceiling, and           Scholarships are open to all those actively involved in
acoustical curtains. The versatile Weisiger Theatre seats               music and/or drama and are not restricted to majors.
364 and accommodates a wide variety of performances in
an amphitheater-like atmosphere. Audrey Gillespie                       Refer to the checklist below for the items you are required
Recital Hall, seats 100, is the acoustically resonant venue             to submit for application depending on your area of focus.
for student, faculty, and small ensemble recitals. Students
also have access to an 80-seat Black Box Theatre.                       As a Performing Arts Scholar, will I be considered for
                                                                        other Centre scholarships and forms of financial aid?
What are the Performing Arts scholarship details?                       Yes. Performing Arts Scholars also will be eligible for other
To be considered for a Performing Arts Scholarship appli-               Centre scholarships. In addition, all Performing Arts
cants must:                                                             Scholars who complete the FAFSA and Centre Aid Form
• Apply for admission (fee is waived if you apply online)               will be considered for need-based financial aid.
• Submit a completed Performing Arts Scholarship appli-
  cation by Jan. 15                                                     What dramatic artists and productions am I likely to
• Schedule an audition by Jan. 15                                       come into contact with at Centre?

To submit your completed Performing Arts Scholarship                    To name only a few, past dramatic productions and visiting
application go to www.centre.edu/scholarships and click                 guests at Centre have included: Mikhail Baryshnikov,
on login here under Performing Arts Scholarship descrip-                Barber of Seville, Cats, Showboat, Marcel Marceau,
tion. Remember to indicate music and/or drama as your                   Amadeus, Bolshoi Ballet Ensembles, and many
area of focus—yes, you can be considered for both—and                   DramaCentre student productions including Machinal, A
to attach a resume that outlines pertinent experience and               Little Night Music, Waiting for Godot, Little Shop of
accomplishment in the performing arts. You must submit                  Horrors, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile.
your Performing Arts Scholarship application by Jan. 15.
                                                                        What musicians might I meet at Centre?
Remember that an audition or portfolio review is required               Recent musical guests at Centre
(onsite encouraged) to complete your scholarship applica-               have included The New York
tion. E-mail Gretchen Hines-Ward (gretchen@centre.edu)                  Philharmonic, Harry Connick, Jr.,
by Jan. 15 at the latest to arrange your individual audition            The Philadelphia Orchestra,
or portfolio review on-campus during our special audition               Wynton Marsalis (trumpet play-
days or to submit your recorded audition. See FAQ for                   er), Kathleen Battle (soprano),
information regarding audition repertoire.                              Doc Severinsen (trumpet player), Yo-Yo Ma
                                                                        Jean Ritchie (folk musician and
            APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS CHECKLIST                          songwriter), Yo-Yo Ma (cellist), Itzhak Perlman (violinist),
                                     Music      Drama        Drama      The King’s Singers, Moscow Philharmonic, Murray Perahia
                                             Performance   Production
                                                                        (pianist), Sir James Galway (flute player).
    K Apply to Centre                  x          x            x
    K Online Performing Arts           x          x            x
        Application                                                     How do I get additional information?
    K Resume                           x          x            x        For further information about drama and music scholar-
    (submit with Arts Supplement)
                                                                        ships contact Gretchen Hines-Ward, Performing Arts
    K Letter of                        x          x            x        Coordinator, at (859) 238-5424 or gretchen@centre.edu.
       Recommendation
    K Audition (onsite encouraged)     x          x
    K 2” x 2” photo                               x            x
    K Portfolio                                                x
       (onsite review encouraged)

Return all supporting materials (letter of recommendation,
photo, portfolio (if required), etc.) postmarked by Jan. 15 to
Gretchen Hines-Ward, Centre College, 600 West Walnut                    For further information about Centre, write, call, or e-mail
                                                                        Admission Office
Street, Danville, KY 40422.                                             600 West Walnut Street, Danville, Kentucky 40422
                                                                        1-800-423-6236
           more @ http://web.centre.edu/drama or                        admission@centre.edu
                http://web.centre.edu/mus/                              www.centre.edu
                                                                                                                                       July 2010

				
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