Thursday, July 1, 2010

Summer Broadway scholarship available

Calling all young musical theater actors: The Arts Edge, an educational consulting firm is offering a scholarship For Arts Edge Summer, a two-week musical theater/college prep boot camp in New York City. The summer program is from Aug. 9-20 and will offer guidance for aspiring singers, actors and dancers in high school and college. Applications for the scholarship will be reviewed by acting and educational professionals that include "Rock of Ages" star Constantine Maroulis and "Memphis" star Chad Kimball.

Here are details:

The Arts Edge Summer program and scholarship are open to high school students who will be sophomores through seniors in fall 2010 and to college transfer students. Applicants must submit a brief application online and a video of themselves performing two short, contrasting and age-appropriate songs from the Broadway repertoire: one ballad and one upbeat selection. Candidates will be judged on stage presence, repertoire choices, interpretation, tone quality, diction, musicianship, acting and intonation.

Deadline to apply is July 12. Scholarship recipients will be announced the week of July 19. The scholarship is valued at nearly $2,000, covering the cost of the program. It does not include accommodations, meals or transportation.

For more information, visit

- January Holmes

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