Student/Collegiate Awards (ages 19-25)

NFMC Biennial Student/Collegiate Auditions

Categories: Piano, Organ, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Man’s Voice, Woman’s Voice, Classical Guitar, Harp, Orchestral Woodwinds (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone), Orchestral Brass (French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba)

State Award Amount: The state winner in each of 13 categories will receive $200.
National Award Amount: $3,000 in each of 13 categories
Age Limit: 19-25

Files: Application Form | Repertoire & Requirements | Certification Letter

State Chairman:
Gloria F. Grilk
14 Laurencekirk Pl
Bella Vista, AR 72715-4959
(479) 855-6823 (home)
ggrilk@att.net

Brass

NFMC Elizabeth Paris French Horn Award

Award Amount: $1,300, annual
Age Limit: 19-25
Deadline for Application: April 1

Files: Application Form

National Chairman:
Cecil Fox
PO Box 534
Canton, MS 39046
ccolefox@aol.com

Church Music

NFMC Elizabeth Greiger Wiegand Sacred Music of the Faiths Award

Award Amount: $600, biennial (odd years)
Age Limit: 16-25
Deadline for Application: March 1 (odd years)

Files: Application Form

National Chairman:
Vicki Carr
6509 Lakeview Dr
Texarkana, TX 75503
pianistvc@aol.com

Composition

Note: Members of the Student/Collegiate Division should also carefully check NFMC Summer Music Centers Awards, as various age levels are included in Summer Music Center and Camp opportunities.

Students may enter one manuscript with a $20.00 entry fee by March 1. Judges will adjudicate all compositions and determine winners of the awards listed below. Awards are not to be applied for separately.

Class I – Sonata or comparable work for solo wind or string instrument with piano, or for any combination of 3 to 5 instruments, of which the piano may be one.
Class II – Choral work
Class III – Piano solo
Class IV – Vocal solo with piano, organ or orchestral accompaniment. English text.

NFMC Marion Richter American Music Composition Award: $1,100
NFMC Young Composers Award: $1,100 and $900
NFMC Devora Nadworney Award for Vocal Solo: $400
Hatz Special Recognition Award: (2) $50 awards sponsored by Nancy B. and Russell C. Hatz

Age Limit: 19-25, must be a junior, senior, or graduate student in college, majoring in composition
Deadline for Application: March 1

Files: Application Form | Requirements

National Chairman:
Peggy Willis
PO Box 8
Altoona, FL 32702
(352) 699-1986
pw4music@gmail.com

NFMC Lynn Freeman Olson Composition Awards

Award Amount: $1,500, biennial (odd years)
Age Limit: High School Graduate through Age 25
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

Disabled

NFMC Hinda Honigman Award for the Blind

Award Amount: $450 – $800, annual
Age Limit: 16-25
Deadline for Application: February 1

Files: Application Form

National Chairman:
Bobbye Guyton
2400 Coronado Dr
Hoover, AL 35226
(205) 822-6117
rag2400@aol.com

Music for the Blind Composition Award

Award Amount: $200, annual
Age Limit: 19-25
Deadline for Application: March 1

Files: Application Form

National Chairman:
Karl Morris
200 Country Club Dr SE
Warren, OH 44484
(330) 392-5690
jkmorris2@gmail.com

Flute

NFMC Ernest A. Bluhm Flute Award

Award Amount: $600, annual
Age Limit: 19-25
Deadline for Application: March 1

Files: Application Form

National Chairman:
Sandy Reetz
17200 W Bell Rd #1282
Surprise, AZ 85374
sandyreetz@gmail.com

Music Education

NFMC Myrtle Mehan/Hazel Morgan Music Education Scholarship

Award Amount: $500, annual
Age Limit: College sophomore, majoring in Music Education, at a college or university with Music Education department, offering degree in same
Deadline for Application: March 1

Files: Application Form

National Chairman:
Dr. Vicki R. Lind
Music Department
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 S University Ave
Little Rock, AR 72204
vrlind@ualr.edu

NFMC Gretchen E. Van Roy Music Education Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,150, annual
Age Limit: College junior, majoring in Music Education, at a college or university with Music Education department, offering degree in same
Deadline for Application: April 1

Files: Application Form

National Chairman:
Cheryl Schmidt
1100 SW 14th St
Willmar, MN 56201
cschmidt@en-tel.net

Music Therapy

NFMC Dorothy Dann Bullock Music Therapy Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,350 for further study, annual
Age Limit: Offered to Music Therapy majors (college sophomores, juniors, seniors) in accredited schools offering Music Therapy degrees approved by the American Music Therapy Association
Deadline for Application: March 1

Files: Application Form | Requirements

National Chairman:
Margaret Smith
2501 Maple Ridge Dr
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
margbill1956@att.net

Irma Carey-Wilson Music Therapy Scholarship

Award Amount: $400 for further study, annual
Age Limit: College juniors, seniors, graduate students or graduates in internship in music therapy at schools offering degrees approved by the American Music Therapy Association
Deadline for Application: March 1

Files: Application Form | Requirements

National Chairman:
Margaret Smith
2501 Maple Ridge Dr
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
margbill1956@att.net

NFMC Ruth B. Robertson Music Therapy Scholarship

Award Amount: $300 for further study, annual
Age Limit: College juniors or seniors majoring in Music Therapy at schools offering degrees approved by the American Music Therapy Association
Deadline for Application: March 1

Files: Application Form | Requirements

National Chairman:
Margaret Smith
2501 Maple Ridge Dr
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
margbill1956@att.net

Pedagogy

NFMC Lynn Freeman Olson Pedagogy Awards

Award Amount: $5,000, biennial (odd years)
Age Limit: All ages who have undergraduate degree in piano
Deadline for Application: February 1 (odd years)

Files: Application Form | Requirements | Financial Needs Statement

National Chairman:
James Schnars
331 Cleveland St, Apt 804
Clearwater, FL 33755

Schools

NFMC Herman and Mary Neuman Scholarship

Award Amount: $850 for further study at Miami University, Columbus, Ohio, annual
Age Limit: Must be a Sophomore attending Miami University
Deadline for Application: March 1

National Chairman: chosen by the university

Strings

NFMC Oscar Valentin Award

Award Amount: $850, annual
Age Limit: 19-25
Deadline for Application: March 1

Files: Application Form

National Chairman:
Dr. Gene Vollen
311 S Olive
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-7683
gvollen@cox.net

Vocal/Instrumental Accompanying

NFMC Virginia Allison Collaborative Award

Award Amount: $2,500, biennial (odd years)
Age Limit: 19-25
Deadline for Application: March 1 (odd years)

Files: Application Form | Requirements

National Chairman:
Kay Hawthorne
1751 Steele Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 387-0239
bkhaw@cox.net