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
Keith Corprew, “Keith Alexander” born in Chesapeake, Virginia, graduated from Morehouse College in 2017 with his BA in Philosophy and a minor in French Studies. While at Morehouse, he began his dance training with Spelman College’s Dance Department under the guidance of T. Lang and at Atlanta’s Resource for Entertainment and Arts, AREA, under the guidance of Jai McClendon Jones. During this time, he was also a member of the Morehouse College Honors Program and various performing arts organizations across the Atlanta University Center, such as the House of Funk Marching Band and Spelman Dance Theater.
In 2020, he received his Master of Theological Studies with a certificate in Black Church Studies from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. He was the 2020 recipient of the Fellowship Seminarian Award at Candler for outstanding leadership in worship and arts and was recognized as an outstanding graduate for the School of Theology by Emory University.
Before joining Trinity Laban, Keith worked as an administrator with Morehouse College’s Howard Thurman Honors Program, for five years. There he built programs that used literature and digital media to engage students in year-round discussions of various themes concerning Black culture and life. This summer he completed a Choreographic Residency with Dance Canvas and Atlanta Contemporary Art Museum. He began a piece, set to the music of Donny Hathaway, that explored the diversity and similarities of Black men in America as well as the variations of their joys and pains through contemporary dance.
Keith is a strong advocate for the power of the arts to not only tell the story of an individual and communities experiences, but to also transform the hearts and minds of those engaging with it. Inspired by the work and lives of Katherine Dunham and Alvin Ailey, he aspires to use the arts as a tool to build bridges that encourage cross-cultural conversation and affirm the lives and experiences of marginalized and oppressed communities across the world.
Keith will pursue a MFA in Creative Practice: Transdisciplinary at Trinity Laban. His proposed project is a dance film that explores the impact of racial identity and masculinity on Black men’s sense of belonging to self, space/place, and community. While creating this film, he will conduct a series of community workshops where Black men living in the UK will be invited to participate in both discussions and activities where they can express their views of what it means to be a Black man in the UK.
After this project, he plans to create spaces and further works that amplify the voices of Black men from communities all over the world and affirm them in their commonalities and differences as Black men. During his time in London, he hopes to learn more about Black British history and culture and the similarities that may exist between them and his own as an African American.
I am elated to study at Trinity Laban, especially with the support the institution provides to develop its students as artists, researchers, and community practitioners. This truly feels like a providential moment in my life, to delve deeper into my artistry and scholarship within a supportive community committed to making real change in and through the arts across the world.
This will be the first time that I am able to focus primarily on my creative development and training in my life, so I am immensely grateful for this opportunity provided through Trinity Laban’s partnership with the Fulbright Program.
Past Fulbright Scholars
2021/22 William Bryam: Mississippi-born William, a BFA in Dance from the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, New York, pursued his MFA in Choreography, as a foundation to launch a career in higher education that champions access and exposure to the arts in the American South. His initial project at Trinity Laban was choreographing opera scenes in collaboration with the vocal department.
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 a 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