Senior Awards

NFMC Biennial Young Artist Awards

Categories: Piano, Strings, Man’s voice, Woman’s voice

Award Amount: $1,000 – $15,000, biennial (odd years)
Age Limit: Instrumentalists: Must have reached the 18th birthday but not the 30th birthday by June 1, the year of auditions Vocalists: Must have reached the 25th birthday, but not the 37th birthday by June 1, the year of the auditions.
Deadline for Application: February 1, year of auditions

Files: Application Form | Audition Instructions

Category Chairmen: listed in Audition Instructions

NFMC Biennial Ellis Competition for Duo Pianists

     The Ellis Duo-Piano competition, open to citizens of the United States, was made possible by a legacy left by Annie Lou Ellis (Mrs. Edgar B. Ellis) of Birmingham, Alabama, friend and benefactor of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Additional gifts were provided by Fay and John Abild of Iowa, Floride Smith Dean of South Carolina and Gretchen Van Roy of Florida, longtime supporters of NFMC.
     The Founder and first Chairman was Lucile Parrish Ward (Mrs. Jack C. Ward), President of the National Federation of Music Clubs, 1979-1983. The Ellis Competition Ellis Competition finals will be held at Belhaven University, Jackson, Mississippi, with the winners invited to perform in concert at the 2013 NFMC Biennial Convention to be held in Greenville, South Carolina, June 24-29, 2013. The National Federation will serve as the promotional agent in securing concerts for the Ellis winners following the competition.

Award Amount: $15,000 first prize, $4,000 second price, biennial (odd years)
Age Limit: Must have reached 18th but not 39th birthday by March 27, 2015
Deadline for Application: October 1 (even years)

Files: Application Form

National Chairman:
Francis Christmann
4409 14th St
Lubbock, TX 79416-4801
(806) 799-4160
francis.christmann@yahoo.com

Chamber Music

NFMC Centennial Chamber Music Award

Award Amount: $1,000, biennial (odd years)
Age Limit: Professional Level

Files: More Information

Composition

Emil & Ruth Beyer Composition Awards

Award Amount: Piano Solo First Place, $2,500; Piano-Voice First Place, $2,500; Chamber Music (instrumental only) First Place, $4,000; Chamber Music (instrumental only) Second Place, $2,000; annual
Age Limit: Must have reached the 20th but not the 31st, birthday by application deadline
Deadline for Application: March 1

Files: Application Form | Rules

National Chairman:
Stephen Varney
825 Banbury Lane
Millbrae, CA 94030
pasdeduo@gmail.com

Glad Robinson Youse Adult Composers Award

Award Amount: $600, biennial (odd years)
Age Limit: Senior Division
Deadline for Application: January 15 (odd years)

Files: Application Form

National Chairman:
Connie Craig
4025 Edgewood Rd
Hannibal, MO 63401
ccraig5491@sbcglobal.net

Conducting

NFMC Thelma A. Robinson Award in Conducting

Award Amount: $1,300, biennial
Age Limit: Graduate Level
Deadline for Application: By invitation only from the Conductors Guild

National Chairman:
Amanda Burton Winger
conguild@aol.com

Disabled

NFMC Vivian Menees Nelson Award for the Disabled and Visually Impaired

Award Amount: $400, annual
Age Limit: 25-34
Deadline for Application: February 1

Files: Application Form

National Chairman:
Christine Vitt
4405 N. Pinebrook Ln
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 445-1267
cvittpiano@gmail.com

Handbell

NFMC Ruth Morse Wilson Handbell Award

Award Amount: $400, annual
Age Limit: None
Deadline for Application: April 1

Files: Application Form | Rules & Procedures

National Chairman:
Carole Langley
1203 Whispering Pines Ct
St. Louis, MO 63146
carolelangley2@sbcglobal.net

Pedagogy

NFMC Dr. Ouida Keck Award

Description: This can be an exciting time for a creative and ingenious piano teacher to apply for the Ouida Keck Award. The annual award supports professional development for the independent piano teacher. If you teach a minimum of ten hours per week and have some unique ideas that will enhance the musical education of your students, you are urged to apply for this award.
Award Amount: $1,500, annual
Age Limit: Minimum 21 years old
Deadline for Application: July 1

Files: Application Form

State Chairman:
Carol Houston
135 Ridge Creek Pt
Arkadelphia, AR 71923-8275
(870) 246-6694
houstor@hsu.edu

Veterans and Armed Forces

NFMC American Music in the U.S. Armed Forces Composition Competition

Award Amount: $500 first prize, $250 second prize, annual
Age Limit: None
Deadline for Application: May 1

Files: Application Form

National Chairman:
Richard Dill
5054 Blossom Pointe Dr
Indian Land, SC 29707
dilltrp@gmail.com

Anne Gannett Award for Veterans

Award Amount: $2,000, biennial (odd years)
Age Limit: None
Deadline for Application: May 1 (odd years)

Files: Application Form

National Chairman:
Richard Dill
5054 Blossom Pointe Dr
Indian Land, SC 29707
dilltrp@gmail.com

NFMC Lucile Parrish Ward Veteran’s Award

Award Amount: $2,250, annual
Age Limit: None
Deadline for Application: May 1

Files: Application Form

National Chairman:
Richard Dill
5054 Blossom Pointe Dr
Indian Land, SC 29707
dilltrp@gmail.com

Voice

Martha Marcks Mack Senior Vocal Award

Award Amount: $5,000, annual
Age Limit: Graduate student pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Vocal Performance
Deadline for Application: March 15

Files: Application Form | Requirements

National Chairman:
Dr. Dennis Price
3411 Anita Cir
Chesapeake, VA 23321
(757) 483-2874
denprice@earthlink.net

NFMC Alpha Corinne Mayfield Award

Award Amount: $1,100, biennial (odd years)
Age Limit: Must have reached the 20th birthday but not the 36th, birthday by January 15, the year of auditions
Deadline for Application: February 1 (odd years)

Files: Application Form

National Chairman:
Margaret Ulmer
24 La Vista Ct
Greenville, SC 29601
abraswe@bellsouth.net