Summer Scholars for Fine Arts

The Summer Scholars Program at Roanoke College is a grant program that enables qualified students to conduct intensive, independent research for eight to twelve weeks during the summer. To qualify, a student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must have completed 8 units of credit by the start of the grant period. Each summer scholar works with a faculty mentor who guides the project. Over the course of the summer, students and mentors meet for a series of colloquia to share ideas.

At the conclusion of the program, a day is set aside to showcase the work of the student scholars. In oral presentations, poster sessions, and research exhibits, they present the findings of their summer-long research, on projects that range from faces in sculpture to computer-assisted composition. The Summer Scholar award covers activation waiver for one unit of independent study, on-campus housing, and a stipend of $2500.

Examples of Past Summer Scholar Projects:

Teaching Others about the Union of Poetry and Music in Art Song: Combining Analysis and Interpretation in Interactive Performances
Emily K. Leimbach | Gordon Marsh (Music) -- 2013

The Study and Modern Interpretation of Majolica Pottery
Kelsey Daniel | Professor Scott Hardwig (Art)--2010

The Music Culture of the Southern Appalachians: A Deeper Look into the Musical Happenings of Southwestern Virginia
Brittany Harrison | Dr. Gordon Marsh (Music)--2009

Uncovering the Quality of Inner Light in Cezanne's Paintings of Mount Sainte-Victoire
Jon Murrill | Professor Kate Shortridge (Art)--2008

The Spread of Caravaggio's Influence in Northern Europe in the Seventeenth Century
Kathryn Kelly Vernon | Dr. Jane Long (Art History) - 2006

Computer-assisted Composition: MIDI Sequencing as a Creative Vehicle
Patrick Fitzgibbon |Dr. Gordon Marsh (Music) - 2003

The Arkansaw Bear: Conceptualizing, Designing, and realizing a Summer Theatre Production
Eric Seelbach | Dr. Lisa Warren (Theatre) - 2003

Caillebotte and Degas: Odd Men Out in Impressionism
Jessica Sower | Dr. Jane Long (Art History) - 2002

Song Cycle as Genre in the 21st Century: Towards an Aesthetic Statement
Lyndsey Baker | Dr. Gordon Marsh (Music) - 2001

Learn more about Summer Scholars.

Roanoke College graduate and professional actor returns to campus to teach and perform with New York theater company

Roanoke College graduate and professional actor returns to campus to teach and perform with New York theater company

Cory Lawson '08 is an actor with The New Yorkers, and he launched his own New York theater company, Ready, Set, Go Theatre. The New Yorkers performed Oct. 5 at Olin Theater.

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