Fine Arts Honors
- The Hunter Family Scholarship, created in 2001 by Dr. and Mrs. R. Merrill Hunter, is available to rising ninth grade students currently enrolled in a daily visual or performing arts class at school. The scholarship funds up to $2000 of tuition for each year the recipient is enrolled in an Upper School ensemble or visual art class at Ravenscroft. Hunter Scholars might also be eligible to apply for a one-time gift, up to a maximum of $2000, toward the cost of attending a fine arts enrichment opportunity.
Students should consistently demonstrate the following:
- Marked proficiency in a single specific area of the arts.
- Academic achievement as demonstrated by a minimum cumulative average of “B+.”
- Character, integrity, and leadership as demonstrated through their commitment to the fine arts.
Applicants may apply in only one area and must be currently enrolled in the curricular class in that area. In addition to submitting two essays, a teacher recommendation and résumé, all applicants must also submit a video / audio disc or art portfolio.
Drama: Label a video disc with applicant’s name and monologues performed
Disc must include one classical monologue and one modern monologue
Length of each monologue must not exceed two minutes
Music: Label a video / audio disc with applicant’s name, instrument / vocal range, titles of pieces and composers
Instrumental: Disc should include one lyrical work / movement and one technical work / movement
Selections should be from standard repertoire on the given instrument
Vocal: Disc of one lyrical aria / song and one technical aria / song
One selection must be in a foreign language
Visual Arts: Submit a portfolio of work in ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, or textiles in any combination of media
Slides: Submit eight slides in a plastic sleeve
Label each sleeve with the applicant’s name, medium, and size of piece
JPEG or PDF Digital Format: Submit eight digital photos labeled with applicant’s name
Include a description of each photo, including the medium and size of each piece
All materials must be in compliance and submitted by the deadline stated on the application in order to be reviewed.
Application deadline is March 25, 2016.
Ravenscroft facilities are not available for use in recording, and Ravenscroft faculty and staff are not available to help with recording or portfolios.
Finalists will undergo an interview and live portfolio review or audition with the Scholarship Committee.
Winner will be announced during Middle School Awards Ceremony in May.
To qualify for nomination, students must have:
- Completed three semesters of Upper School Art or Art History.
- Received an A-minus or higher for these courses.
- Achieved and maintained a 3.00 GPA.
- Completed the needed community service hours for their grade level.
Students are identified by the registrar and community service advisor once a year, at the end of the first semester.
Founded in 1936 by Frances and Alexander Harley, Tri-M Music Honor society, formerly known as Modern Music Masters, offers life membership in a worldwide honorary organization for musical high school students. It is designed to recognize upper school band, choir and strings students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership.