Student Collegiate Division

Choral Conducting, Piano, Organ or Voice for students majoring in Church Music

The NFMC Elizabeth Greiger Wiegand Sacred Music of the Faiths Award

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 16th, but not the 26th birthday by March 1 the year of the auditions. $10 $600 March 1, odd-numbered years

NFMC Chairman: Vicki Carr

File(s): Application Form

Composition

Student/Collegiate Composition Awards

Note: Members of the Student/Collegiate Division should also carefully check NFMC Summer Music Centers Awards, as various age levels are included in Summer Music Center and Camp opportunities.

Students may enter one manuscript with a $10.00 entry fee by March 1. Judges will adjudicate all compositions and determine winners of the awards listed below. Awards are not to be applied for separately.

Class I – Sonata or comparable work for solo wind or string instrument with piano, or for any combination of 3 to 5  instruments, of which the piano may be one.
Class II – Choral work
Class III – Piano solo
Class IV – Vocal solo with piano, organ or orchestral accompaniment.  English text.

NFMC Marion Richter American Music Composition Award  -   $1,100
NFMC Young Composers Award  -   $1,100 and $900
NFMC Devora Nadworney Award for Vocal Solo  -   $400
Hatz Special Recognition Award  -   2 - $50 awards sponsored by Nancy B. and Russell C. Hatz

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must have reached the 19th, but not the 26th birthday by the application deadline. Must be a junior, senior, or graduate student in college, majoring in composition $10 See Below March 1

NFMC Chairman: Peggy Willis

File(s): Application Form | Requirements Form

Double Reed

The NFMC Carolyn Nelson Double Reed Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
19 - 26 $10 $1,100 March 1

NFMC Chairman: Tim Baumann

File(s): Application Form

Flute

The NFMC Ernest A Bluhm Flute Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must have reached the 19th birthday but not the 26th birthday by application deadline $10 $600 March 1

NFMC Chairman: Sandy Reetz

File(s): Application Form | Requirements Form

French Horn

The NFMC Elizabeth Paris French Horn Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must have reached the 19th birthday but not the 26th birthday by application deadline $10 $1,300 April 1

NFMC Chairman: Cecil Fox

File(s): Application Form

Instrumentalist or Vocalist

The NFMC Hinda Honigman Award for the Blind

(honoring a Past National President)

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must have reached the 16th but not the 26th birthday by March 1, the year of auditions $10 $800 for further study $450 for further study February 1

NFMC Chairman: Bobbye Guyton

File(s): Application Form | Requirements Form

Keyboard Composition

The NFMC Lynn Freeman Olson Composition Awards

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Advanced: High School Graduate through age 25. High School: Grades 10-11-12 Paid by private donor $1,500 March 1, odd-numbered years

NFMC Chairman: Mr. James Schnars, 331 Cleveland Street, Apt 804, Clearwater, FL 33755

File(s): Application Form | Requirements Form

Music Education

The NFMC Gretchen E. Van Roy Music Education Scholarship

Note: Members of the Student/Collegiate Division should also carefully check NFMC Summer Music Centers Awards, as various age levels are included in Summer Music Center and Camp opportunities.

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
A college junior majoring in Music Education at a college or university which has a Music Education Department offering a degree in same. $10 $1,150 April 1

NFMC Chairman: Cheryl Schmidt

File(s): Application Form | Requirements Form

The NFMC Myrtle Mehan/Hazel Morgan Music Education Scholarship

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
A college Sophomore majoring in Music Education at a college or university which has a Music Education Department offering a degree in same. $10 $500 March 1

NFMC Chairman: Karl Morris

File(s): Application Form | Requirements Form

Music Therapy

The Irma Carey-Wilson Music Therapy Scholarship

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
College juniors, seniors, graduate students or graduates in internship in music therapy at schools offering degrees approved by the American Music Therapy Association $10 $400 for further study (paid to approved school of recipientís choice) March 1

NFMC Chairman: Margaret Smith

File(s): Application Form | Requirements Form

The NFMC Dorothy Dann Bullock Music Therapy Scholarship

(honoring a Past National President)

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Offered to Music Therapy majors (college sophomores, juniors, seniors) in accredited schools offering Music Therapy degrees approved by the American Music Therapy Association $10 $1,350 for further study (paid to approved school of recipientís choice) March 1

NFMC Chairman: Margaret Smith

File(s): Application Form | Requirements Form

The NFMC Ruth B. Robertson Music Therapy Scholarship

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
College juniors or seniors majoring in Music Therapy at schools offering degrees approved by the American Music Therapy Association $10 $300 for further study (paid to approved school of recipientís choice) March 1

NFMC Chairman: Margaret Smith

File(s): Application Form | Requirements Form

Piano

The NFMC Lynn Freeman Olson Pedagogy Awards

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
All ages who have undergraduate degree in piano $20 $5,000 February 1, odd-numbered years

NFMC Chairman: Mr. James Schnars, 331 Cleveland Street, Apt 804, Clearwater, FL 33755

File(s): Application Form | Requirements Form | Financial Needs Statement

Piano, Organ, Harp, Classical Guitar, Manís voice, Womanís voice, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion

Student/Collegiate Auditions Award

The NFMC Student/Collegiate Awards honoring Agnes Fowler and Mary V. Thiesen

Note:

  • Age Limit – must have reached the 19th but not the 26th birthday by the application deadline
  • The following awards are given after auditions on State and National levels.
  • Members of the Student/Collegiate Division should also carefully check the NFMC Summer Music Center Awards, 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 19th but not the 26th birthday by the application deadline $30 for each category $3,000 for the winner in each category. Performance at Biennial Convention when feasible. $500 place January 15, the year of auditions

NFMC Chairman: Marcia Chaplin

File(s): Application Form | Repertoire & Requirements Form | Certification Letter | Student/Collegiate Auditions Ė Poster (use colored paper)

Violin

The NFMC Oscar Valentin Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must have reached the 19th birthday but not the 26th birthday by application deadline $10 $850 March 1

NFMC Chairman: Dr. Gene Vollen

File(s): Application Form

Voice or Strings

The NFMC Herman and Mary Neumnan Scholarship

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must be a Sophomore attending Miami University None $850 for further study at Miami University, Columbus, Ohio March 1

NFMC Chairman: Chosen by the school

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