Junior Division C&A

NFMC Competitions/Awards/Junior Composers​/Balance

/Ellis Duo Piano Award​/Young Artist Competition​

 

Composition 
The NFMC Lynn Freeman Olson Composition Awards

Age Limit

Intermediate: Grades 7-8-9

High School: Grades 10-11-12

Entry Fee Paid by private donor

Award Amount

$500 - Intermediate

$1,000 - High School

Deadline for Application March 1, odd-numbered years

NFMC Chairman: Mr. James Schnars 331 Cleveland St #804 Clearwater, FL 33755

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

Dance
The NFMC Dance Award (Jazz, Lyrical or Tap)

Age Limit Must have reached the 11th, but not the 19th birthday by application deadline

Entry Fee $10

Award Amount

Age 11-14:Ballet and/or Theatre Dance (Jazz, Lyrical or Tap): $200 - 1st Place , $100 - 2nd Place

Age 15-18:Ballet and/or Theatre Dance (Jazz, Lyrical or Tap): $300- 1st Place, $100 - 2nd Place

Lyrical: $250 - 1st Place, $100 - 2nd Place

Deadline for Application May 1

NFMC Chairman: Gay Dill

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

The NFMC Thelma A. Robinson Award in Ballet

(honoring a Past National President)

Age Limit Grade 11 - 12, but not 19 years old by January 1, odd numbered year

Entry Fee None

Award Amount $2,500

Deadline for Application October 1 in even numbered year

NFMC Chairman: Gay Dill

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

Disabled
The NFMC Joyce Walsh Junior Awards for the Handicapped

Age Limit Must have reached the 12th but not the 19th birthday by application deadline

Entry Fee $10

Award Amount

$2,000 - 1st place

$1,500 - 2nd place

One award of $700 in each of the five regions.

Deadline for Application March 1

NFMC Coordinator: Dr. John Kelly

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

The NFMC Music for the Blind Composition Award

Age Limit Must have reached the 10th, but not the 19th birthday by application deadline

Entry Fee $10 per manuscript

Award Amount $300

Deadline for Application March 1

NFMC Chairman: Lee Ann Cummings

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

The NFMC Music for the Blind Performance Awards

Age Limit Must not have reached the 10th birthday but not the 19th birthday by application deadline

Entry Fee $10

Award Amount Two $200 awards in each of the five NFMC Regions

Deadline for Application March 1 to Regional Chairman

NFMC Chairman: Lee Ann Cummings

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

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

Age Limit Must NOT have reached the 14th birthday by application deadline

Entry Fee $10

Award Amount One $200 award in each of the five NFMC Regions.

Deadline for Application March 1 to Regional Chairman

NFMC Chairman: Lee Ann Cummings

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

Instrumental
Stillman Kelley/Thelma Byrum Awards

Age Limit Must not have reached the 19th birthday by March 1

Entry Fee$10

Award Amount

$1,000 - 1st place, for further study

$500 - 2nd place

$300 - 3rd place

$350 - Byrum Award for further study

5 regional awards @ $200 each

Deadline for Application February 1

NFMC Chairman: Nathalie Steinbach

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

Piano
Lana M. Bailey Piano Concerto Award

Age Limit High School Senior who has not reached the 19th birthday by May 1

Entry Fee $10

Award Amount

$800 - 1st Place

$200 - 2nd Place

Deadline for Application May 1

NFMC Chairman: Delores Blaser

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

The Marilyn Caldwell Piano Award

Age Limit High School: Grades 10-11-12

Entry Fee $10

Award Amount

$800 - 1st place

$300 - 2nd place

Deadline for Application March 1

NFMC Chairman: Marilyn Caldwell

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

The NFMC Claire Ulrich Whitehurst (Flanagan) Piano Award

Age Limit High School: Grades 10-11-12 Must not have reached 18th birthday by application deadline

Entry Fee $10

Award Amount $500 for further study

Deadline for Application March 1, even-numbered year

NFMC Chairman: Suzanne Carpenter

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

Schools
The NFMC Herman and Mary Neumann Award

Age Limit                                 Entry Fee            Award Amount              Deadline for Application

Must be in High School     None                     $850                                   February 1

NFMC Chairman: Interlochen Arts Academy

Strings
The NFMC Mary Alice Cox Award

Age Limit Must not have reached the 19th birthday as of application deadline

Entry Fee $10

Award Amount

$1,800 - 1st Place

$1,300 - 2nd Place

$800 - 3rd Place

Deadline for Application March 1

NFMC Chairman: Matt Miller

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

The NFMC Wendell Irish Viola Award

Age Limit Must have reached the 12th, but not the 19th birthday by application deadline

Entry Fee$10

Award Amount

$1,000 - 1st Place

$750 - 2nd Place

One $250 award in each of the five NFMC Regions

Deadline for Application February 1

NFMC Chairman: Dr. George Keck

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

Voice
Martha Marcks Mack Junior Vocal Award

Age Limit

High School Grades: 10 - 11 - 12

Must not have reached the 19th birthday by application deadline

Entry Fee $10

Award Amount

1st Place - $1,500

2nd Place - $500

Deadline for Application March 1

NFMC Chairman: Kristin Ivers

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

Writing
The NFMC National Music Week Essay Contest

Age Limit Must be in grades 7 - 12

Entry Fee None

Award Amount $50 in each of the 50 states

Deadline for Application January 15th (to regional chairmen)

NFMC Chairman: Helena Meetze

File(s): Application Form

The NFMC Angie Greer Music in Poetry Award

Age Limit Must not have reached the 19th birthday by application deadline

Entry Fee $5

Award Amount 4 - $50 Awards

Deadline for Application February 15(state chairmen)

NFMC Chairman: Dr. Janie Gilliam

File(s): Application Form

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