Trinity Laban offers a Fulbright Scholarship: the Fulbright-Trinity Laban Award in Music & Dance, which gives US citizens the chance to pursue a one-year Master’s degree (or the first year of a longer Master’s or PhD degree program) within our Music or Dance faculties at Trinity Laban in London.
Trinity Laban is the UK’s only conservatoire of music and contemporary dance. The unequalled expertise and experience of our staff and our world class facilities are housed in landmark buildings. Trinity Laban has 260 postgraduate students across music and dance, and offers a range of Masters and research degrees.
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How to apply
Candidates are required to complete two separate applications – one to the Fulbright Commission, and the other directly to Trinity Laban via UCAS Conservatoires – in order to be eligible for Trinity Laban’s UK Partnership award.
Applications to Trinity Laban open in mid-July each year and applications to Fulbright close in October for the following year’s intake.
The Trinity Laban application, along with all supporting materials and recorded audition where relevant, must be submitted and made available for consideration by mid-November before the year of intake for applications to the Faculty of Music and mid-January of the year of intake for applications to the Faculty of Dance.
Please see our How to Apply pages for details of what is needed for each programme.
Current Fulbright Scholar
William Byram, born in Jackson, Mississippi, graduated from the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College in 2020 with a BFA in Dance.
During his time at Purchase, he choreographed the first large-scale collaboration between the Conservatories of Music and Dance for the mainstage opera production of Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas. This production received 2nd place in the 2020 National Opera Association Competition. In addition, his work has been performed at Dancers Responding to AIDS, Jazz Choreography Enterprises and most recently, Battery Dance Festival in NYC.
William will pursue an MA/MFA in Choreography at Trinity Laban. His proposed thesis project will be a movement theatre piece focused on male fragility and aggression, exploring how they manifest in the body. The narrative for the work is adapted from a 1999 Human Rights Watch interview on men’s experiences with sexual assault. He also hopes to learn about British etiquette and discover the similarities between his Southern upbringing and culture. Upon return to the U.S., William plans to pursue a career in higher education dedicated to deconstructing gender in the classical arts and as a movement director/choreographer committed to access and exposure to the arts in the American South.
Trinity Laban has such a distinctive place in the dance history canon. I’m honoured to study at an institution dedicated to innovation and progressing in the future of contemporary dance. I’m very excited to learn and absorb all that London’s creative theatre and dance scene has to offer!”
Past Fulbright Scholars
2020/21 Lauren Auyeung: Chicago-born Lauren graduated from Princeton University in 2019, where she was the first student create a full-length hip hop dance work for her senior thesis. She returned to her alma mater to curate and teach it’s first ever hip-hop technique curriculum. As a Fulbright Scholar she pursued an MA/MFA in Creative Practice, researching the histories, aesthetics, and politics of the hip-hop dance movement in the UK.
2019/20 Garrett Snedeker is a 2019 graduate of Washington State University, with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance/Pedagogy.
2018/19 Oluwaseun Olayiwola: Oluwaseun is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Studies. During his tenure as Fulbright Scholar, Oluwaseun studied on the MFA Choreography Programme, exploring issues of identity.
2017/2018 Roman Baca: During his tenure as Fulbright Scholar, choreographer Roman Baca developed immersive dance installations exploring experiential memory and ways of connecting military veterans, victims of war and civilians to evaluate how training for war impacts the individual.
Trinity Laban is a world leading conservatoire, and we are proud to be a partner of the renowned Fulbright Scholarship Programme. Fulbright Scholarships are highly sought after and greatly extend the financial support Trinity Laban is able to offer the world’s best prospective postgraduate students. The Fulbright-Trinity Laban Scholar will be immersed in high-quality teaching and a diverse and international student community, in the world’s most vibrant and exciting city.
Trinity Laban Principal, Professor Anthony Bowne
Work in Progress
Choreography by Roman Baca, Fulbright Scholar 2017/18