Composition Junior Division

The NFMC Lynn Freeman Olson Composition Awards

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Intermediate: Grades 7-8-9 High School: Grades 10-11-12 Paid by private donor $500 - Intermediate $1,000 - High School March 1, odd-numbered years

NFMC Chairman:

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

Dance

The NFMC Thelma A. Robinson Award in Ballet

(honoring a Past National President)

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must have reached the 13th but not the 19th birthday by January 1, odd numbered year $20 $2,500 February 1 in odd numbered year

NFMC Chairman: gaydill1@att.net

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

The NFMC Dance Award (Jazz, Lyrical or Tap)

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must have reached the 11th, but not the 19th birthday by application deadline $10 per category 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): $400- 1st Place, $200 - 2nd Place May 1

NFMC Chair: gaydill1@att.net

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

Disabled

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

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must not have reached the 10th birthday but not the 19th birthday by application deadline $10 $1,000 1st Place, $500 2nd Place; One $250 award in each of the five NFMC Regions March 1 to Regional Chairman

NFMC Chair: cummings-lee28@att.net

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

The NFMC Music for the Blind Composition Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must have reached the 10th, but not the 19th birthday by application deadline $10 per manuscript $1,000 March 1

NFMC Chair: cummings-lee28@att.net

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

The NFMC Joyce Walsh Junior Awards for the Handicapped

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must have reached the 12th but not the 19th birthday by application deadline $10 $2,000 - 1st place $1,500 - 2nd place One award of $1,000 in each of the five regions. March 1

NFMC Chair: jkelly@astate.edu

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

Instrumental

Stillman Kelley/Thelma Byrum Awards

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must not have reached the 19th birthday by March 1 $10 $1,500 - 1st place, for further study, $750 - 2nd place, $500 - 3rd place, $350 - Byrum Award for further study, 5 regional awards @ $250 each February 1

NFMC Chair: jenniferk@nfmc-music.org

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

Piano

The NFMC Claire Ulrich Whitehurst (Flanagan) Piano Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
High School: Grades 10-11-12; Must not have reached 18th birthday by application deadline $10 $500 - 1st Place (for further study), $250 - 2nd Place March 1, even-numbered year

NFMC Chair: treasurer@ffmc-music.org

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

The Marilyn Caldwell Piano Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
High School: Grades 10-11-12 $10 $1000 - 1st place, $500 - 2nd place March 1

NFMC Chair: mrlncaldwell@gmail.com

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

Lana M. Bailey Piano Concerto Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
High School Senior who has not reached the 19th birthday by May 1 $10 $1,000 - 1st Place, $500 - 2nd Place May 1

NFMC Chair: dblaser@sunflower.com

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 $1,000 February 1

NFMC Chairman: jenniferk@nfmc-music.org

Strings

The NFMC Wendell Irish Viola Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must have reached the 12th, but not the 19th birthday by application deadline $10 $1,750 - 1st Place, $1,000 - 2nd Place; One $300 award in each of the five NFMC Regions February 1

NFMC Chair: jenniferk@nfmc-music.org

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

The NFMC Mary Alice Cox Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must not have reached the 19th birthday as of application deadline $20 $2,000 - 1st Place, $1,500 - 2nd Place, $1,000 - 3rd Place March 1

NFMC Chairman: mattmillerbass@aol.com

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

Voice

Martha Marcks Mack Junior Vocal Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
High School Grades: 10 - 11 - 12. Must not have reached the 19th birthday by application deadline $10 1st Place - $1,500, 2nd Place - $1,000. 3rd Place - $500 March 1

NFMC Chair: kivers210@gmail.com

File(s): Application Form Requirements Form

Writing

The NFMC National Music Week Essay Contest

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must be in grades 7 - 12 None $75 in each of the 50 states January 10th (to regional chairmen)

NFMC Chair: hmeetze@bellsouth.net

File(s): Application Form

The NFMC Angie Greer Music in Poetry Award

Age Limit Entry Fee Award Amount Deadline for Application
Must not have reached the 19th birthday by application deadline $5 5 - $100 Awards February 1

NFMC Chairman: wingsofmusic@prodigy.net

File(s): Application Form Requirements Forms