NFMC Young Artist Competition

Piano, Strings, Man's voice, Woman's voice
The NFMC Young Artist Awards

(Odd Numbered 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.


Entry Fee $50 for each category'

Award Amounts

$20,000 - 1st place

$2,000 - 2nd place

$1,000 - 3rd place (Funded by the NFMC, Agnes Fowler Endowment and supplemental endowments)

Deadline for Application February 1, year of auditions

NFMC Chairman: Melanie Perez

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form         Instructions

Current NFMC Young Artists

NFMC is proud to announce the outstanding winners of the Young Artist Awards. For more information about them or about booking them, click here.

Paul Wolf, Tenor

Performs at TFMC's

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     Paul Wolf, tenor, is an emerging artist and private teacher in the Birmingham area. Mr. Wolf’s recent engagements include Opera Birmingham as Spoletta in Tosca, Birmingham Music Club as Ralph Rackstraw in HMS Pinafore. Past season highlights include Benvolio in Romeo et Juliette with Opera Birmingham; Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, and Roy Johnson in The Light in the Piazza with Seagle Music Colony; Sam Kaplan in Street Scene, and Fenton in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor with University of Alabama Opera Theatre; Alfred in Die Fledermaus and Cpt. Dick Warrington in Naughty Marietta with Birmingham Music Club; Stewpot in South Pacific with Ash Lawn Opera (nor Charlottesville Opera); Second Priest in Die Zauberflöte with Opera Roanoke.
      Mr. Wolf is a former Seagle Music Colony Young Artist, a Young Artist Apprentice with Charlottesville Opera, as well as a member of Opera Roanoke’s Young Artist Apprentice Program. Mr. Wolf is the 2019 NFMC Young Artist Man’s Voice Winner from their 60th Biennial Competition in Jacksonville, Florida. He also placed Second in the 2016 MTNA National Young Artist Vocal Competition in San Antonio, Texas.
      Upcoming engagements include creating the role of John Henry Shaw in a brand-new opera, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men written by Joseph Landers as a collaboration between University of Alabama Opera Theatre and the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra for the State of Alabama’s Bicentennial.