The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance offers scholarships to Music, Music Therapy, and Theatre majors. Some of these are competitive awards for music, music therapy, and theatre majors based on talent and need. Students wishing to major in music, music therapy, or theatre must first apply and be admitted to Queens. Admission to the school does not guarantee admission to the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance. You must fill out the Audition and Scholarship Application prior to your audition.
The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance strongly encourages students competing for named scholarships to audition in person on February 5th, 2016 and February 19th, 2016. This competition date coincides with Department activities and informative sessions hosted by Department faculty and students. Additional audition days designated for named scholarships will be held on January 22, January 29, and February 12, 2016. Theatre audition days are designated for February 5th and February 19, 2016.
An audition DVD (only DVD format allowed) will be accepted if distance prevents you from auditioning in person. The deadline for distance audition by DVD format is January 22th, 2016. Students submitting a DVD audition will not be considered for scholarship after the January 22 deadline.
The Theatre program awards theatre scholarships to deserving prospective theatre majors. Theatre scholarships are based on preparation, dramatic talent, academic achievement, and potential. Theatre scholarships range up to $5,000 annually. The Theatre scholarship requirements are listed on the Audition Application form.
The Music Department awards music scholarships to deserving prospective music majors, including majors in Music and Music Therapy. Music scholarships are based on preparation, musical talent, academic achievement, and potential. Music Scholarships range up to $10,000 annually.
Endowed Music Scholarships include the following:
- Ivan F. Chambers Scholarship
- Joseph Lammers Scholarship
- Gutmann Scholarship
- Ann Vandiver O'Quinn Scholarship
- Grace Hamrick Scholarship
- George Stegner Scholarship
- Mary Kennedy Scholarship
Priority for awarding Music Scholarships will be given to students who audition and interview on campus.