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Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) National Search for Young Arts Scholars (ANSYAS)

Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) National Search for Young Arts Scholars (ANSYAS)

Scholarship Background

A government-run secondary school for artistically gifted and talented children and adolescents, the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) implements a special secondary education curriculum and support programs committed to the conservation and promotion of the Filipino artistic and cultural traditions.

The PHSA scholarship provides a holistic training and education geared towards arts. The Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) conducts screening of applicants yearly to identify and develop artistically gifted and talented children by implementing a special secondary education curriculum and support programs to provide the country with a continuing source of artists of excellence and leaders in the conservation and promotion of the Filipino artistic and cultural traditions.

Scholarship Benefits

The successful applicant is awarded:
-free tuition fee,
-board and lodging,
-classes with master teachers,
-a monthly stipend,
-Books and educational materials,
-Transportation for trips on official school functions,
-Basic health care,
– Training, personnel support, and facilities to guarantee safety and normal living of all scholars within the school campus,
-plus the chance to represent the country and the school in international festivals, competitions and exchange programs.

The grant is renewable every year for four consecutive school years upon satisfaction of academic and non-academic requirements.

Scholarship Qualifications

To be eligible for scholarship, applicants must:
be Filipino citizens with no pending application as immigrant to a foreign country; have an outstanding ability in an art discipline;
have an above-average general intelligence;
be graduating Grade VI or VII pupils at the time of application (Important: current HS-I students may apply subject to evaluation by the ANSYAS Committee);
be able to take up the scholarship in the School Year for which it is granted;
not be older than 15 years upon enrolment in PHSA;
be proficient in oral and written Filipino and English;
be willing to study in a boarding school;
identify a Legal Guardian residing in Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, or Batangas; (students are required to go on homeleave to their parents or designated legal guardian during weekends.)
have no debilitating illnesses or systemic and/or communicable diseases such as serum sickness, congenital heart disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, hepatitis A and/or B, untreated primary complex, chronic otitis media, malaria, bronchial asthma, and/or seizures/involuntary tremors;
and be determined to pursue a college degree in Dance, Creative Writing, Architecture, Fine Arts, Music, Theater Arts, Journalism, or any related course upon graduation from the PHSA.

Scholarship Requirements

The following documents must be received by the Search Committee for the preliminary evaluation of scholarship applications:

– fully accomplished PHSA Scholarship Application Form;
– photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by the NSO;
– photocopy of Grade V or Grade VI Report Card;
– one-page resume citing accomplishments in the art field of interest;
– ten (10 samples of works (e.g. short story, poem, essay) in Filipino and/or English, typewritten, double-spaced on A4 white bond paper authenticated by the teacher-in-charge (for creative writing)
– ten (10) images of artworks (jpeg format) in CD or DVD (for visual arts)-optional

Official records and other documents will not be returned to the applicant. Please be advised not to submit original copies when not required to.

Creative Writing – proficiency in at least three (3) literary genres (e.g. poetry, short story, playwriting); excellent command of English and Filipino; wide vocabulary.

Submit a neatly presented portfolio (size: A4 folder) of not less than ten (10) samples of work written (e.g. short story, poem, essay, play) in Filipino and/or English, computer encoded, double-spaced on size A4, white bond paper; each must be authenticated by the school principal or teacher-in-charge with the full name of the applicant and full name and address of the school must be written on the front cover of the portfolio

Dance (Philippine Folk) – energy and perseverance in learning new steps; well-proportioned, flexible yet strong and agile body; ability to imitate kinesthetic patterns in detail and quickly memorize movement patterns; sensitivity to harmony, rhythm and melody.

Dance (Ballet) – energy and perseverance in learning new steps; well proportioned, flexible yet strong and agile body; ability to imitate kinesthetic patterns in detail and quickly memorize movement patterns; sensitivity to harmony, rhythm and melody; female applicants must have at least three (3) consecutive years of training in classical and or modern dance and can execute one (1) classical or neoclassical or modern dance piece while male applicants must have at least one year of basic training in ballet or modern dance and can executive one (1) classical or neoclassical or modern dance piece.

Theater Arts – high degree of self-confidence, spontaneity and imaginativeness; a good speaking and singing voice; an analytical mind and agile body for dance and interpretative movement; ability to creatively execute given instructions; performance of a fully rehearsed and memorized oral interpretation piece in Filipino (e.g. monologue, storytelling; declamation)

Visual Arts – advanced drawing ability, speed and control in performing a task; understanding of various media; skill in representation.

MUSIC – Strictly Video-taped audition

Music (Voice) applicants

Open to females only – a videotaped performance containing the following: from memory, perform one (1) Italian song from the anthology of Italian songs of the 17th and 18th centuries or any foreign classical song and one (1) kundiman or any Filipino classic piece (e.g. Abelardo’s Nasaan ka Irog? or Mutya ng Pasig; Santiago’s Ano Kaya ang Kapalaran?; Estella’s Ang Maya; San Pedro’s Ugoy ng Duyan); the performances must be videotaped inside any enclosed venue which is free from unwanted sounds; the video camera and the microphone must be 6 to 7 meters away from the applicant; a recording that has undergone electronic mixing or enhancements will not be accepted; in the video recording, the applicant must state the following introduction before the performances – full name and full name and address of the school; the scores of repertoire performed (showing the complete title and name of composer according to the order of performance) must be included in the submission; the videotaped performances must be burned on CD in a format that can be easily viewed

Music (Piano) applicants

A videotaped performance containing the following: from memory, perform scales and arpeggios in at least three (3) octaves; one (1) etude (choose from among the following: Carl Czerny School of Velocity Opus 299, Carl

Czerny School of Velocity Opus 740, Johann Baptist Cramer Short Studies Opus 100, Ignaz Moschelle’s Etudes or Moritz Moszkowski 15 Etudes of Velocity Opus 70); [a] one (1) Johann Sebastian Bach’s Two or Three-Part Invention or Well-Tempered Clavier Band I or II (Prelude and Fugue); [b] one (1) complete Sonatina by Clementi, Kuhlau, or Dussek or one (1) complete Sonata by Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven; [c] one (1) romantic piece by Schumann, Schubert, Chopin, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, or Mendelsohnn; [d] one (1) piece by a Filipino composer; [e] one (1) contemporary piece by Debussy, Bartok, Prokofieff, de Falla, or Ravel; the performances must be videotaped inside any enclosed venue which is free from unwanted sounds; the video camera and the microphone must be 6 to 7 meters away from the applicant; a recording that has undergone electronic mixing or enhancements will not be accepted; the scores of
repertoire performed (showing the complete title and name of composer according to the order of playing) must be included in the submission; in the video recording, the applicant must state the following introduction before the performances – full name and full name and address of the school; the videotaped performances must be burned on CD in a format that can be easily viewed

Music (other solo music instruments) applicants

A videotaped performance containing the following: from memory, do all minor and major scales until five (5) flats and sharps; perform one (1) etude; execute two (2) contrasting movements of a sonata or concerto written for the instrument, the performances must be videotaped inside any enclosed venue which is free from unwanted sounds; the video camera and the microphone must be 6 to 7 meters away from the applicant; a recording that has undergone electronic mixing or enhancements will not be accepted; the scores of repertoire performed (showing the complete title and name of composer according to the order of playing) must be included in the submission; in the video recording, the applicant must state the following introduction before the performances – full name and full name and address of the school; the videotaped performances must be burned on CD in a format that can easily be viewed.

Reminders for Music Applicants

Prepare for a live performance on the day of the audition itself for the ones who will be accepted through video-taped audition.
The applicant must understand his/her material well so it is advised that pieces appropriate for his/her age and experience are carefully studied for videotaping.
The applicant must ensure that the pieces to be performed in the video recording are announced and described before starting.
The video recording area should be well-illuminated and freed from visual and aural distractions.
The video recording should be of very clear quality and shot from a distance that covers the full body of the applicant for the entire duration of each performance.
Avoid changing camera angles often.
Label the CD and CD case with the full name of the applicant, full name and address of the school, and the art program for which the applicant is applying.
Include the title and descriptions of all audition pieces and other information relative to the choice of piece in the CD.
All video tapes must be received together with the application form downloaded from website

Number of Slots

50

Scholarship Application Schedule

Application Period Exam Schedule Scholarship Results Date
before August 31, 2014 Laoag City – Sept. 19, 2014; Ilagan, Isabela – Sept. 26, 2014; Naga City – Oct. 03, 2014; Calbayog City – Nov. 07, 2014; Bacolod-Silay – Nov. 14, 2014; Pagadian City – Nov. 21, 2014; Butuan City – Dec. 05, 2014; General Santos City – Dec. 12, 2014; Manila – Dec. 19, 2014; PHSA – Jan. 10, 2015 results will be posted on website

Scholarship Exam Coverage

  • Creative Writing
  • Dance (Philippine Folk)
  • Dance (Ballet)
  • Theater Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Music (Voice)
  • Music (Piano)
  • Music (other solo music instruments)

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