Junior Division

Composition

The NFMC Lynn Freeman Olson Composition Awards

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Intermediate: Grades 7-8-9 High School: Grades 10-11-12 Paid by private donor $500 Intermediate $1,000 High School March 1, odd-numbered years

NFMC Chairman: Mr. James Schnars

File(s): Application Form | Requirements Form

Dance

The NFMC Dance Award (Jazz, Lyrical or Tap)

Note: Members of the Junior Division should also carefully check the NFMC Summer Scholarships, as various age levels are included in Summer Music Center and camp opportunities.

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must have reached the 11th, but not the 19th birthday by application deadline $10 Age 11-14: Ballet and/or Theatre Dance (Jazz, Lyrical or Tap): $200 - 1st Place , $100 - 2nd Place Age 15-18: Ballet and/or Theatre Dance (Jazz, Lyrical or Tap): $300- 1st Place, $100 - 2nd Place Lyrical: $250 - 1st Place, $100 - 2nd Place May 1

NFMC Chairman: Gay Dill

File(s): Application Form | Requirements Form

The NFMC Thelma A. Robinson Award in Ballet

(honoring a Past National President)

Note: Junior age must not have reached the 19th birthday by March 1. Entrants of 16, 17 and 18 years may enter either Junior or Student competitions, but not both in the same year.

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Grade 11 - 12, but not 19 years old by January 1, odd numbered year None $2,500 October 1 in even numbered year

NFMC Chairman: Gay Dill

File(s): Application Form | Requirements Form

Disabled

The NFMC Joyce Walsh Junior Awards for the Handicapped

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must have reached the 12th but not the 19th birthday by application deadline $10 $2,000 1st place $1,500 2nd place One award of $700 in each of the five regions. March 1

NFMC Coordinator: Anita Blackmon

File(s): Application Form | Requirements Form

The NFMC Music for the Blind Composition Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must have reached the 10th, but not the 19th birthday by application deadline $10 per manuscript $300 March 1

NFMC Chairman: Lee Ann Cummings

File(s): Application Form | Requirements Form

The NFMC Music for the Blind Performance Awards

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must not have reached the 10th birthday but not the 19th birthday by application deadline $10 Two $200 awards in each of the five NFMC Regions March 1 to Regional Chairman

NFMC Chairman: Lee Ann Cummings

File(s): Application Form | Requirements Form

The W. Paul Benzinger/Valentin Music for the Blind Performance Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must NOT have reached the 14th birthday by application deadline $10 One $200 award in each of the five NFMC Regions. March 1 to Regional Chairman

NFMC Chairman: Lee Ann Cummings

File(s): Application Form | Requirements Form

Instrumental

Stillman Kelley/Thelma Byrum Awards

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must not have reached the 19th birthday by March 1 $10 $1,000 1st place, for further study $500 2nd place $300 3rd place $350 - Byrum Award for further study 5 regional awards @ $200 each February 1

NFMC Chairman: Nathalie Steinbach

File(s): Application Form | Requirements Form

Piano

Lana M. Bailey Piano Concerto Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
High School Senior who has not reached the 19th birthday by May 1 $10 $800 - 1st Place $200 - 2nd Place May 1

: Delores Blaser

File(s): Application Form | Requirements Form

The Marilyn Caldwell Piano Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
High School: Grades 10-11-12 $10 $800 1st place $300 2nd place March 1

NFMC Chairman: Marilyn Caldwell

File(s): Application Form | Requirements Form

The NFMC Claire Ulrich Whitehurst (Flanagan) Piano Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
High School: Grades 10-11-12 Must not have reached 18th birthday by application deadline $10 $500 for further study March 1, even-numbered year

NFMC Chairman: Suzanne Carpenter, treasurer@ffmc-music.org

File(s): Application Form | Requirements Form

Schools

The NFMC Herman and Mary Neumann Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must be in High School None $850 February 1

NFMC Chairman: Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, Michigan 49643

File(s): Application Form

Strings

The NFMC Mary Alice Cox Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must not have reached the 19th birthday as of application deadline $10 $1,800 1st Place $1,300 2nd Place $800 3rd Place March 1

NFMC Chairman: Matt Miller

File(s): Application Form | Requirements Form

The NFMC Wendell Irish Viola Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must have reached the 12th, but not the 19th birthday by application deadline $10 $1,000 - 1st Place $750 - 2nd Place One $250 award in each of the five NFMC Regions February 1

NFMC Chairman: Dr. George Keck

File(s): Application Form | Requirements Form

Voice

Martha Marcks Mack Junior Vocal Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
High School Grades: 10 - 11 - 12 Must not have reached the 19th birthday by application deadline $10 1st Place - $1,500 2nd Place - $500 March 1

NFMC Chairman: Naomi Sanchez

File(s): Application Form | Requirements Form

Writing

The NFMC Angie Greer Music in Poetry Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must not have reached the 19th birthday by application deadline $5 4 $50 Awards February 15 (state chairmen)

NFMC Chairman: Dr. Marie Speece

File(s): Application Form

The NFMC National Music Week Essay Contest

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must be in grades 7 12 None $50 in each of the 50 states January 15th (to regional chairmen)

NFMC Chairman: Helena Meetze

File(s): Application Form

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