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Octavia Ashton | Visual Arts

Two Passions In One

Mentor: Corrie Parks


Dylan Chao | Visual Arts

ASMRtist: Art in Relaxation

Mentor: Tim Nohe


Courtney Culp | Visual Arts

A Mile in my Cleats

Mentor: Amy Oden


Gabrielle Franks | Music

Producing an Extended Play Compact Disc (EP) Release: A Multinational Collaboration

Mentor: Alan Wonneberger


Emily Godfrey | Dance

“terminal”: Contemporary Choreographic Perspectives

Mentor: Carol Hess


Joshua Gray | Dance

The Guardians of these Truths

Mentor: Ann Sofie Clemmensen


Kyle Hartford | Visual Arts

The Last Roadshow

Mentor: Cathy Cook


Christian Hartman | Music

Strings Attached: The Life of a Professional Orchestra Musician

Mentor: Gita Ladd


Jeremy Keaton | Music

A Force that Gives Us Meaning

Mentor: Linda Dusman


Olivia Mills | Visual Arts

Authorship and Animation

Mentor: Evan Tedlock


Paul Ocone | Interdisiplinary Studies/Theatre

On Thin Ice

Mentor: Donald Snyder


Samantha Papastephanou | Visual Arts


Mentor: Corrie Parks


Bella Possidente | Visual Arts


Mentor: Corrie Parks


Teresa Whittemore | Dance

Giving Skin

Mentor: Ann Clemmenson


Michelle Ye | Dance


Mentor: Ann Clemmenson


In addition to the countless performance and exhibition opportunities available to all students in the arts, Linehan Scholars frequently participate in faculty creative research. Several Dance Scholars perform with the Baltimore Dance Project, the resident contemporary dance company at UMBC. Music Scholars often perform with the UMBC Symphony, the Percussion Ensemble, the Jazz Ensemble and Ruckus, UMBC’s professional ensemble dedicated to the performance contemporary music.

Linehan Theatre Scholars are often featured in leading roles in the Proscenium and Black Box Theatre productions. In spring 2011 several Linehan Theatre Scholars performed at the Kennedy Center for the American College Theatre Festival, where UMBC won first place. Linehan Visual Art Scholars gain valuable professional experience through internships at area design companies and at the UMBC Imaging Research Center (IRC), a state-of-the-art animation and computer visualization facility.

Linehan Summer Research and Study Award

The Linehan Summer Research and Study Award provides support to a select group of Scholars every summer to engage in extended and in-depth study with international scholars and professional artists. Specific activities researchers have participated in  include: Dance: seven weeks of classes in technique and repertory at a professional studio, in New York City; Theatre: 12 weeks of design and costume building at the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival; Music: violin study and performance at the Oberlin Summer Music Festival; Visual Arts: photography practice and fieldwork with a professional photo essayist in Mexico.

Meet Current and Former Researchers
Undergraduate Research Awards

These awards provide up to $1,500 to undergraduate students to support their research or creative work with a UMBC faculty mentor on an original project. Students of all years and disciplines are invited to apply. Many Linehan Artist Scholars apply and received this award. For further information contact Office of Undergraduate Research.