AFMC William Yick Collegiate Award

The AFMC William Yick Collegiate Award was established in 2014 by Mr. William Yick, Past AFMC President. The award is sponsored by the Arkansas Federation of Music Clubs.

Amount of Award

  • Approximately $400 (depending on prevailing interest rates)
  • Award amounts may fluctuate from year to year due to changing economic conditions and varying interest rates.

Institution Eligibility

  • Any Arkansas college (2-or 4-year) or university that is currently designated as an AFMC Federated Institution*
  • The Award will be presented to a music major currently enrolled at an AFMC Federated Institution based on a predetermined rotation schedule that stipulates which of these institutions will be eligible to select a student for the award in any given year
  • In the Fall, AFMC will contact the Music Department Chair of this institution to select a qualified student who meets (or exceeds) the recipient eligibility requirements outlined below
  • Note: The Award will not be made to the same student or the same AFMC Federated Institution for two consecutive years

Recipient Eligibility

  • Student must be both a United States citizen and currently enrolled as a music major at an AFMC Federated Institution
  • Student must have completed 24 or more credit hours (music and non-music courses) from an AFMC Federated Institution
  • Student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Student will be chosen by the Music Department Chair in consultation with the student’s primary instructor of applied music (voice, piano, etc.) and/or the student’s academic advisor
  • Student should be recognized by the Music Department Chair and the primary applied instructor (or academic advisor) for their contributions to music performance and/or scholarship

Notification & Presentation of Award

  • Student recipient will be presented with both a certificate and a monetary award at the annual AFMC Spring Convention
  • Music Department Chair must report to the AFMC Contact (above) the full contact information of the student who has been selected to receive the Award no later than February 1
  • Student recipient may be invited to perform at the AFMC Spring Convention and/or share briefly about their music research
* AFMC Federated Institutions are Arkansas College and University Music Departments that have paid an annual membership fee to AFMC in order for their students to be eligible to apply for a number of awards and competitions sponsored by AFMC. For more information about specific awards and competitions, see the NFMC Competitions and Awards Chart.
Dr. Chris Thompson, Assoc. Prof. of Music
Williams Baptist College
56 McClellan Dr
PO Box 3664
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476