Biennial Student and Collegiate Awards

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

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 Elizabeth Greiger Wiegand Sacred Music of the Faiths Award

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. $5 $600 (Funded by the Wiegand Endowment) March 1, odd-numbered years

NFMC Chairman: Janis Abernathy

File(s): Application 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 None $1,500 ($1,000 funded by the Lynn Freeman Olson Endowment given by Friends and James Schnars) March 1, odd-numbered years

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

File(s): Application Form | Requirements

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 None $5,000 Funded by Lynn Freeman Olson Endowment given by Friends and James Schnars February 1, odd-numbered years

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

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

Piano, Organ, Harp, Classical Guitar, Man’s voice, Woman’s voice, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion

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.

Student/Collegiate Auditions Award

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

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. (Funded by the Agnes Fowler Endowment, and the Mary V. Thiesen Legacy) January 15, the year of auditions

NFMC Chairman: Jan Hill

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

Vocal accompanying, instrumental accompanying

The NFMC Virginia Allison Collaborative Award

(honoring a Past National President)

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must have reached the 19th, but not the 26th birthday by application deadline $30 $2,500 March 1, 2016

NFMC Chairman: Margaret Smith

File(s): Application Form | Requirements

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