Annual Junior Awards

Ballet and Theater Dance

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.

The NFMC Dance Award (Jazz, Lyrical or Tap)

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must have reached the 11th, but not the 19th birthday by application deadline $5 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 (Funded by Agnes Fowler & Oscar Valentin Endowments) May 1

NFMC Chairman: Gay Dill

File(s): Application Form | Rules

Cello or Double Bass

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 None $1,800 1st Place $1,300 2nd Place $800 3rd Place Funded by Cox Endowment March 1

NFMC Chairman: Matt Miller

File(s): Application Form

Composition

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 $1.25 per manuscript $100 (Funded by the Agnes Fowler Endowment) March 1

NFMC Chairman: Elizabeth Paris

File(s): Application Form

Essay

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

NFMC Chairman: Mary Ellen Ulmer

File(s): Application Form

Instrumental

The Stillman Kelley Awards

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must not have reached the 19th birthday by March 1 None $1,000 1st place, for further study $500 2nd place $300 3rd place 5 regional awards @ $200 each (Funded by Stillman-Kelley Endowment in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Stillman Kelley) February 1

NFMC Chairman: Nathalie Steinbach

File(s): Application Form | Rules

Instrumental and Vocal

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 None $2,000 1st place $1,500 2nd place One award of $700 in each of the five regions. (Funded by T-shirt Project Endowment) March 1

NFMC Coordinator: Anita Blackmon

File(s): Application Form

Instrumental and Vocal

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 $1.25 Two $195 awards in each of the five NFMC Regions (Funded by NFMC & the Oscar Valentin Endowment) March 1 to Regional Chairman

NFMC Chairman: Elizabeth Paris

File(s): Application Form | Rules

Instrumental and Vocal

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 $1.25 One $200 award in each of the five NFMC Regions. March 1 to Regional Chairman

NFMC Chairman: Elizabeth Paris

File(s): Application Form | Rules

Piano

The NFMC Thelma Byrum Piano Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must not have reached the 17th birthday by application deadline None $350 for further study. (Funded by Thelma Byrum Endowment) February 1

NFMC Chairman: Nathalie Steinbach

File(s): Application Form | Rules

Piano Concerto

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 None $750 May 1

: Delores Blaser

File(s): Rules | Application Form

Piano Solo

The Marilyn Caldwell Piano Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
High School: Grades 10-11-12 None $500 1st place $250 2nd place Funded by Junior Festival Fees and Marilyn Caldwell Endowment March 1

NFMC Chairman: Marilyn Caldwell

File(s): Application Form | Requirements

Piano, Voice and Orchestral Instruments

The NFMC Herman and Mary Neumann Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must be in High School None $850 (Funded by the Herman and Mary Neumann Legacy) February 1

NFMC Chairman: Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, Michigan 49643

File(s): Application Form

Poetry

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 None 4 $50 Awards (Funded by Junior Festival Fees) February 15 (state chairmen)

NFMC Chairman: Dr. Marie Speece

File(s): Application Form

Viola

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 None $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 | Rules

Vocal

Martha Marcks Mack Junior Vocal Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
High School Grades: 10 - 11 - 12 None 1st Place - $1,500 2nd Place - $500 March 1

NFMC Chairman: Naomi Sanchez

File(s): Rules | Application Form

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