Dalton Dancers with Musicians Scholarship


  • To acknowledge the dance major who has exhibited exceptional choreographic ability and musicality at Western Michigan University
  • To provide an educational opportunity for such students to collaborate in rehearsal and/or performance in a music-dance project
  • To enhance the quality of music involved in dance productions at WMU


An award will be given to students whose proposals are accepted in one of the following categories:

  1. Choreographers with composers: student choreographers who wish to work with a composer in creating a dance to an original score
  2. Choreographers with musicians: student choreographers who wish to work with one or more musicians in presenting a dance to an existing score which is to be performed live

Proposal requirements

All proposals must include the following, as applicable:

  • Description of the project
  • Name of musicians(s)
  • Title of music
  • Composer
  • Style of music and dance
  • Instrumentation
  • Number of dancers
  • Number of musicians
  • Length
  • Are all musicians committed to the project? (Please explain.)
  • Production considerations

Award amount

  • $500 per project (non-renewable)