Scholarship Opportunities

Broadway Artists Alliance recognizes that studying in New York City is a large financial commitment for many students and their families, and we are proud to award scholarships to those who qualify based on economic need as well as merit. We are accepting all Scholarship Applications through our partner software Get Accept’d. Please read through all of the information on this page and then, when you’re ready to begin, click the “Submit a Scholarship Application” below.

Please note: to be considered for a scholarship, all students must first complete the 2017-2018 Online Application, and either have been previously accepted to a program or be submitting the Scholarship Application at the same time as their Video Audition.

2017-2018 Deadline Information

  • 2018 Winter Workshop Scholarship Application Deadline – December 29th, 2017 (all determinations will be emailed to students on January 8th, 2018)
  • 2018 Summer Program Scholarship Application Deadline – April 4th, 2018 (all determinations will be emailed to students on April 13th, 2018)

Steps to Apply for a BAA Scholarship

  • Complete the 2017-2018 Online Application, which is required for all prospective students as well as returning alumni. There is a $25 fee due with this yearly application, which is valid through August 31st, 2018.
  • Submit the required BAA Scholarship Application materials through Get Accept’d. There are three possible options when doing so:
    • OPTION #1: If you are a new student who has already been accepted to BAA through a Live Audition or a Video Audition, you may complete ONLY the Scholarship Application at any time before the deadline.
    • OPTION #2: If you are a returning alumnae who does not need to re-audition or has already done so, you may complete ONLY the Scholarship Application any time before the deadline.
    • OPTION #3: If you are a prospective student who plans to audition or a returning alumnae who plans to re-audition via video, you may submit BOTH your Video Audition and your Scholarship Application materials together at any time before the deadline.

General Information

  • Get Accept’d charges a $25 non-refundable Scholarship Application fee. (This fee is distributed to Get Accept’d, not to BAA.) If a student initially submitted a Video Audition without a Scholarship Application and now wishes to be considered for financial aid, they must submit a separate Scholarship Application and pay the $25 submission fee again.
  • Scholarships are limited, and applications are judged both on financial need and merit.
  • BAA strives to make financial aid available to a wide range of students. As such, we cannot guarantee that a student who received financial aid in the past will receive financial aid in subsequent years, or that a student will be considered for financial aid for more than one Master Class, Workshop or Intensive. For subsequent or additional programs, the student may be expected to pay tuition in full.  Our goal is to get you here for at least one opportunity that will serve you well! Please note that 90% of our yearly Scholarship fund is disbursed to first time applicants.
  • Scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $250, $300, $400, $500, $800, or full tuition depending on financial need and the daily or weekly tuition rate of the session for which the student has applied.
  • Scholarship funds may be used for tuition to applicable New York City-based programs. Scholarship funds may not be used for BAA programs outside of New York City, tuition for programs hosted by BAA in conjunction with another entity, private coaching fees, yearly application fees, processing fees, housing, and merchandise. Scholarships are strictly non-transferable and must be used for the program specifically designated.
  • **If the student is under the age of 18, their parent/guardian must complete this application on their behalf. If the student is 18 or older and/or financially independent of their parents, they may submit their own application materials and tax return.
  • Any student who is awarded financial aid but is unable to use it must submit a cancellation request at least thirty (30) days in advance of the start of their program(s). Any student who fails to do so will be ineligible to receive financial aid in the future.

What You Will Need to Apply

  • A copy of your most recent Federal Tax Return (PAGE 1 ONLY). W-2’s can be sent as additional support, but a copy of your Federal Tax Return’s Page 1 is REQUIRED. Social Security numbers can be marked out or deleted for your privacy. If you are an international student, please email info@broadwayartistsalliance.org to find out what documentation you may submit in place of a United States Federal Tax Return.
  • Required videos for your Scholarship (please see below)
  • A brief letter written by the student explaining why they would like to attend/return to Broadway Artists Alliance.
  • Optional but recommended: A letter written by a parent/guardian stating their desire to have the student attend/return to Broadway Artists Alliance and detailing the need for financial aid.
  • Optional but recommended: A letter of recommendation from someone who has worked with the student in a creative capacity, such as a teacher, director, music director, or private coach/instructor (a written recommendation is not necessary for BAA alumni who have been attending our programs more than one year).

Scholarship Video Requirements

We ask all Scholarship Applicants to submit performance videos as part of their application. You should submit the required material for each type of Scholarship you are pursuing. For example: if you are interested in Voice and Dance Scholarships, you should include the required video material for BOTH of those Majors. If you have already been accepted to BAA via a video audition, you may use the same videos, or you may choose to submit new material.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR WINTER WORKSHOP AND SUMMER SESSIONS 1-4

PROSPECTIVE VOICE MAJORS

  • REQUIRED: Two contrasting 16 – 32 bar musical theatre selections (one of the two pieces may be a pop-rock selection) that demonstrate vocal range, musicianship, and performance skills. Live accompaniment is preferred although music tracks are also acceptable. No a cappella singing please. Solo material only; we will NOT be able to accept duets, trios, or group numbers as audition material. We will be looking to see that you’ve addressed the following questions with your song interpretation:
    • Character: Who am I?
    • Other/Scene Partner: Who am I talking to?
    • Objective: What do I want?
    • Tactics: What are the things I am doing during my song to get what I want?
    • Moment Before: What happened just now that prompted me to start singing?
    • Stakes: How important is what I want? What will happen if I don’t get it?
    • Environment: Where am I? In what time period does this piece take place?
  • OPTIONAL: The student may also choose to include a brief personal statement to give us a better sense of their personality and background.
  • OPTIONAL: If a student wishes to be considered for Voice and also Acting and/or Dance, they should prepare the audition materials listed for both Majors (see Acting and Dance specifications below).

PROSPECTIVE ACTING MAJORS

  • REQUIRED: Two contrasting 1-minute monologues that demonstrate acting range, characterization, and performance skills.  We recommend contemporary, age appropriate monologues, and at least one of your selections should be comedic. Monologues may be taken from contemporary plays and/or monologue books. Solo material only; we will NOT be able to accept scene work as audition material. We will be looking to see that you’ve addressed the following questions with your monologue interpretation:
    • Character: Who am I?
    • Other/Scene Partner: Who am I talking to?
    • Objective: What do I want?
    • Tactics: What are the things I am doing during my monologue to get what I want?
    • Moment Before: What happened just now that prompted me to start speaking?
    • Stakes: How important is what I want? What will happen if I don’t get it?
    • Environment: Where am I? In what time period does this piece take place?
  • The student may also choose to include a brief personal statement to give us a better sense of their personality and background.
  • If a student wishes to be considered for Acting and also Voice and/or Dance, they should prepare the audition materials listed for both Majors (see Acting and Dance specifications below).

PROSPECTIVE DANCE MAJORS

  • REQUIRED: Submit all of the video footage listed below. Please make sure that your choreographed piece(s) are in one video file and your required skills are in another video file:
    • Choreographed piece(s): Five minutes of solo dance material that demonstrates technique, flexibility, characterization, and musicality. We recommend submitting two or three shorter combinations (at least one piece must be Jazz or Theatre Dance; the remaining pieces may be in any style, although tap and ballet are recommended). We will NOT be able to accept group dance numbers as audition material.
    • Required Skill #1: Footage of the student doing a clean double pirouette on the right and left sides (either turned in or turned out).
    • Required Skill #2: Footage of the student doing a grand jete on the right and left sides (straight leg or through développé).
    • Required Skill #3: Footage of the student performing one additional “trick”. Tricks may include switch leaps, tumbling, multiple pirouettes, side leaps, fouetté turns, flexibility tricks, etc.
  • Dancers should wear form-fitting dance attire and appropriate footwear to allow us to see their movements clearly. For the required skill videos, please do not wear specialty shoes (i.e. pointe shoes, tap shoes).
  • We will be looking for dancers who have a strong sense of story telling through movement. Give some thought to the character you are playing and use your choreography to express what that character wants and how they are trying to accomplish their goal.
  • OPTIONAL: The student may also choose to include a brief personal statement to give us a better sense of their personality and background.
  • OPTIONAL: If a student wishes to be considered for Dance and also Acting and/or Voice, they should prepare the audition materials listed for both Majors (see Acting and Dance specifications below

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR BAA JUNIOR 

PROSPECTIVE VOICE MAJORS

  • Two contrasting 16 – 32 bar musical theater selections that demonstrate vocal range, musicianship, and performance skills. Live accompaniment is preferred although the use of music tracks is also acceptable. Solo material only; we will NOT be able to accept duets, trios, or group numbers as audition material.

PROSPECTIVE ACTING MAJORS

  • Two 1-minute contemporary monologues that demonstrate acting range, characterization, and performance skills.  Your monologue may be taken from contemporary plays or a monologue book. Solo material only; we will NOT be able to accept scene work as audition material.

OPTIONAL FOR STRONG DANCERS, BUT NOT REQUIRED

  • 1-2 minutes of solo jazz or theatre dance material that demonstrate technique, flexibility, characterization, and musicality. Students may perform choreography they have learned or they may perform original choreography. We will NOT be able to accept duet, trio, or group dance numbers as audition material.

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COLLEGE AUDITION WORKSHOP

College Audition Workshop students do not declare Majors but will research and workshop songs and monologues depending on which type of college program they wish to attend.  To be considered for this program, participants must prepare at least TWO (2) of the following options for their audition.

  • A 16 – 32 bar musical theater selection that demonstrates vocal range, musicianship, and performance skills. Live accompaniment is preferred although the use of music tracks is also acceptable. Solo material only; we will NOT be able to accept duets, trios, or group numbers as audition material.
  • A 1-minute contemporary monologue that demonstrates acting range, characterization, and performance skills.  Your monologue may be taken from contemporary plays or a monologue book. Solo material only; we will NOT be able to accept scene work as audition material.
  • We will be looking to see that you’ve addressed the following questions with your song and monologue selections:
    • Character: Who am I?
    • Other/Scene Partner: Who am I talking to?
    • Objective: What do I want?
    • Tactics: What are the things I am doing during my song/monologue to get what I want?
    • Moment Before: What happened just now that prompted me to start singing/speaking?
    • Stakes: How important is what I want? What will happen if I don’t get it?
    • Environment: Where am I? In what time period does this piece take place?

PLEASE NOTE: One Day Master Classes and the Adult Professional Workshop do not require an audition, but students interested in those programs only must still complete a 2017-2018 BAA Online Application

Click below to submit your scholarship video and application through Get Accept’d!