Internships are a very important facet of the curriculum at Goucher College. As such, the faculty members consider well-structured internships to be essential to a student's education. As an aid to career development, music students are placed in organizations such as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center to gain experience in the various areas of arts administration in music. Internships are also available accompanying singers and/or instrumentalists under faculty supervision. Experiences may include performing in or arranging music for small ensembles or jazz groups and apprenticeships in various aspects of the composing professions, computer music, and music recording technology. Internships also may be chosen in music libraries in Baltimore and adjacent cities for experience in bibliography and technical services relating to music and music criticism.
The variety of internships that have been completed under the supervision of this department is evidence of the flexible and creative applicability of degrees in economics. Students find internship opportunities through the Career Development Office, through faculty and staff members, or on their own.
A detailed description of the off-campus experience is published by the Career Development Office each year and fully describes the guidelines and timetable for internships. Students interested in arranging an internship in economics should contact their individual academic advisers.
The Career Development Office has developed a Resource Page for music students listing a variety of helpful web links and other information. http://www.goucher.edu/career-development-office/for-students/career-resources-by-major/music.
Scholarships in the Arts
To recognize, promote, and attract students with creative talent in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts, Goucher offers two types of arts scholarships, awarded independent of financial need.
The Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship (FPAS)
These scholarships are awarded only to incoming students in dance, theatre, music, and visual arts, in the amount of $10,000 per year. The FPAS is renewable for up to eight semesters, provided the recipient satisfies the renewal requirements, including full-time enrollment, a semester GPA of 3.00 or higher, and continued active participantion in endeavors related to the arts to the satisfaction of the department sponsoring the scholarship (art and art history, dance, music, or theatre). The college seeks to enroll four FPAS recipients each year, one each in dance, music, theatre, and visual art. A FPAS recipient cannot also receive a Rosenberg or Wilhelm Scholarship. http://www.goucher.edu/admissions/financial-assistance/scholarship-information.
The Rosenberg Scholarships in Music, Dance, and Visual Art and the Wilhelm Scholarship in Theatre
Returning students compete for approximately 13 such scholarships, awared in the amount of $7,500 for one year. Unlike the FPAS, the Rosenberg and Wilhelm Scholarships are awared for one year only. In addition, with the exception of dance, students receiving a Rosenberg or Wilhelm Scholarship are expected to major or mionr in the medium for which they receive the award. Both the Rosenberg and the Wilhelm scholarships can be combined with a Global Citizen Scholarship and can only be applied toward billable charges (tuition, room, and board). Neither arts scholarship can be combined with a Dean's Scholarship or a tuition remission benefit from Goucher College. In addition, students applying for need-based financial aid should note that receiving an arts scholarship will influence their demonstrated financial need and may, therefore, reduce some other portion of their need-based aid package.
Students may apply for a Scholarship in the Arts in only one medium. All students who complete the application for an arts scholarship will be considered for both a FPAS and a Rosenberg or Wilhelm Scholarship, even though they can only receive one of the merit-based awards.