Junior Awards (ages 1-18)

Composition

NFMC Junior Composer Contest, Class I – IV

Award Amount: $50 – $200, annual
Age Limit: 9-18
Deadline for Application: February 1

Files: Application Form | Rules

State Chairman:
Linda Kennedy
7 Pinecrest Ln
Maumelle, AR 72113-6121
(501) 851-7127
pianolk@aol.com

NFMC Oscar Valentin Regional Awards

Award Amount:
Class I: 2 at $75 in the five Regions
Class II: 2 at $75 in the five Regions
Class III: 3 at $75 in the five Regions
Class IV: 3 at $75 in the five Regions
Deadline for Application: Included in Junior Composer Contest, not to be applied for separately

NFMC Lynn Freeman Olson Composition Awards

Award Amount: $500 – $1,000, biennial (odd years)
Age Limit: Grades 7-12
Deadline for Application: March 1 (odd years)

Files: Application Form | Requirements

National Chairman:
James Schnars
331 Cleveland St, Apt 804
Clearwater, FL 33755
(727) 400-4305

Dance

NFMC Dance Award (Jazz, Lyrical or Tap)

Award Amount: $100 – $300, annual
Age Limit: 11-18
Deadline for Application: May 1

Files: Application Form | Rules

National Chairman:
Judy Barger-Edgell
4023 Hazelridge Rd NW
Roanoke, VA 24012
(540) 563-4782
jbarger1234@cox.net

Thelma A. Robinson Award in Ballet (Jazz, Lyrical or Tap)

Award Amount: $2,500, biennial (odd years)
Age Limit: 13-18
Deadline for Application: October 1 (in even numbered year)

Files: Application Form | Rules

National Chairman:
Gay Dill
814 S Second St
Atwood, KS 67730
gaydill1@att.net

Disabled

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

Award Amount: $200 in each of the five Regions, annual
Age Limit: Must not have reached the 14th birthday by application deadline
Deadline for Application: March 1

Files: Application Form | Rules

State Chairman:
Dr. Ouida Keck
2112 Hinson Rd. Apt. 23
Little Rock, AR 72212-3462
(870) 403-2350 (cell)
kecko@obu.edu

NFMC Music for the Blind Composition Award

Award Amount: $100, annual
Age Limit: 10-18
Deadline for Application: March 1

Files: Application Form | Rules

State Chairman:
Dr. Ouida Keck
2112 Hinson Rd. Apt. 23
Little Rock, AR 72212-3462
(870) 403-2350 (cell)
kecko@obu.edu

NFMC Music for the Blind Performance Awards

Award Amount: Two $200 awards in each of the five Regions, annual
Age Limit: 10-18
Deadline for Application: March 1

Files: Application Form | Rules

National Chairman:
Lee Ann Cummings
146 W Pinebrook Dr
Brandon, MS 39047
(601) 992-9330
cummings-lee28@att.net

NFMC Joyce Walsh Junior Awards for the Handicapped

Award Amount: $700 – $2,000, annual
Age Limit: 12-18
Deadline for Application: March 1

Files: Application Form | Rules

National Chairman:
Dr. J.D. Kelly
3204 Ashwood Dr
Jonesboro, AR 72404-7703
(870) 932-1025 (home)
(870) 974-3132 (cell)
jkelly@astate.edu

Instrumental/Piano

NFMC Stillman Kelley Competitions & Awards and Thelma Byrum Award

Categories: Piano, Violin, Cello, Flute

Award Amount: $300 – $1,000
Age Limit: Must not have reached the 19th birthday by March 1
Deadline for Application: February 1

Files: Application Form | Rules

State Chairman:
Nancy Griffin
6514 W Main St
Jacksonville, AR 72076-3906
(501) 985-1658 (home)
(501) 258-5085 (cell)
nancywgriffin@gmail.com

Piano

Thelma Byrum Award

Award Amount: $350, annual
Age Limit: Must not have reached the 17th birthday by application deadline
Deadline for Application: February 1

Files: Application Form | Rules

State Chairman:
Nancy Griffin
6514 W Main St
Jacksonville, AR 72076-3906
(501) 985-1658 (home)
(501) 258-5085 (cell)
nancywgriffin@gmail.com

Marilyn Caldwell Piano Award

Award Amount: $300 – $800, annual
Age Limit: High School, grades 10-12
Deadline for Application: March 1

Files: Application Form | Rules

National Chairman:
Marilyn Caldwell
2011 Saint Francis St
Kennett, MO 63857-1566
mcaldwell6@att.net

Lana M. Bailey Piano Concerto Award

Award Amount: $800 first place, $200 second place; annual
Age Limit: High School senior
Deadline for Application: May 1

Files: Application Form | Rules

National Chairman:
Delores Blaser
4404 Heritage Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047
dblaser@sunflower.com

Schools

NFMC Herman and Mary Neumann Award

Camp Date: 8 weeks, July – August
Write for Info: Jerrod Price, jerrodprice@interlochen.org
Category: Piano, Voice, Orchestral Instruments
Award Amount: $850
Age Limit: Must be in High School
Deadline for Application: February 15

NFMC Representative:
Hazel Lawrence
hhlawrence@aol.com

Strings

NFMC Mary Alice Cox Award

Award Amount: $800 – $1,800, annual
Age Limit: Must not have reached the 19th birthday as of application deadline
Deadline for Application: March 1

Files: Application Form | Requirements

National Chairman:
Matt Miller
13819 W National Ave
New Berlin, WI 53151
(262) 786-0487
mattmillerbass@aol.com

NFMC Wendell Irish Viola Award

Award Amount: $250 – $1,000, annual
Age Limit: 12-18
Deadline for Application: February 1

Files: Application Form | Rules

State & National Chairman:
Dr. George Keck
2112 Hinson Rd. Apt. 23
Little Rock, AR 72212-3462
(870) 403-2951 (cell)
keckg@att.net

Voice

Martha Marcks Mack Junior Vocal Award

Award Amount: $500 – $1,500, annual
Age Limit: High School, grades 10-12
Deadline for Application: March 1

Files: Application Form | Rules

National Chairman:
Naomi Sanchez
671 Ashbury St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(510) 548-4335
knsanchez@hotmail.com

Writing

NFMC Angie Greer Music in Poetry Award

Award Amount: $50 (4), annual
Age Limit: Must not have reached the 19th birthday by application deadline
Deadline for Application: February 15

Files: Application Form

National Chairman:
Dr. Marie Speece
PO Box 1
Union Grove, NC 28689
mariespeece@yadtel.net

NFMC National Music Week Essay Contest

Award Amount: $50 in each of 50 states, annual
Age Limit: Grades 7-12
Deadline for Application: January 15

Files: Application Form

South Central Chairman:
Jan Hansen
101 Rio Mesa Drive
Grants Pass, OR 97527
(541) 956.1659
jhansen3435@gmail.com