Muse Scholar Program
The Hunter College Muse Scholar Program provides a unique learning environment for artistically talented and academically strong students, allowing them to reap the benefits of Hunter's exceptional arts programs, faculty and resources.
Through tailored courses and attendance at events at Hunter and New York City arts and cultural institutions, Muse Scholars receive an unparalleled opportunity to explore the arts and engage in creative pursuits while receiving a top-notch liberal arts education.
Launched during the 2011-2012 academic year, this four-year honors program has already welcomed two classes of impressive Muse Scholars who have played Carnegie Hall, acted in Off-Broadway plays, won busking positions in the New York transit system, earned creative-writing awards, and played baseball for the East Coast Yankees, among other accomplishments.
Muse in the News
Robert Bronchard (Class of '16) was selected by The Associated Music Teachers' League (AMTL) as a winning pianist in the competition to play at the 78th annual Young Musicians Concert. He was featured alongside other top musicians for the May performance at Carnegie Hall.
Bronchard, a piano performance major in Hunter's Department of Music, contended with a crop of high skilled musicians in their teens and early 20s. The Young Musicians Concert features only "la crème de la crème" of developing artists, according to the AMTL.
Muse Scholar Jennifer Fernandez, Class of '16, (second from right) attended the Paul Taylor Gala at Lincoln Center with President Jennifer J. Raab (far right), Arnhold Graduate Dance Director Kathleen Isaac (second from left), Jodi Arnhold (far left), Muse Scholar Director Dara Meyers-Kingsley, and Arnhold graduate dance students (center).
Paul Taylor's company performed four dances, including a new work, his 138th piece, in the David H. Koch Theater!
Holly Hotchner, long-time director of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), spoke with Muse Scholars, Yalow Scholars, Hunter chemistry students and faculty during a special talk about the intersection of art and science.
Considered a maverick in the New York arts community, Hotchner led the transformation of the niche American Craft Museum into the expansive MAD. Shedding light on the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary craft, MAD is regarded among the most innovative arts institutions in New York.
Spotlight on Dance
Muse Scholars are receiving an insider's perspective on the dance world, thanks to a partnership with Hunter College's Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program.
In the studio and the classroom, Arnhold Director Kathleen Isaac and graduate students are working with the Muse Scholars to develop their understanding of the elements of dance. The scholars have hit the dance floor during special workshops at the Dance Theatre of Harlem and Ballet Hispanico, where they have learned styles ranging from classical ballet to Bollywood, and attended Fall for Dance performances at New York City Center.