Many opportunities are available through the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) in performance, composition and essay contests. To participate, a student must be a member of a Federated Club or a Special (Individual) Member. See the NFMC website for more details.
Awards and scholarships are given for various types of composition, summer music study across the United States, and annual Junior Awards in performance. NFMC awards and scholarships are NOT limited to piano. Examples are:
LAURA K. WILSON AWARD FOR COMPOSITION is a $50 annual award given by NFMC and funded by Pittsburgh Piano Teachers Assn.
NFMC LYNN FREEMAN OLSON COMPOSITION AWARD
Two divisions: Junior: grades 7, 8, and 9 ($500), High School: grades 10, 11, and 12 ($1,000) Deadline March 1, 1997. For information/application write to: Mr. James Schnars,28 Evonaire Circle W,BelleaireFL35616
Must not have reached 17th birthday by March 1 year of audition. $1000 and $500 awards for further study. Deadline Feb.
JUNIOR FESTIVAL is sponsored by Federation and is held annually throughout theUnited States. Over 100,000 students through the age of eighteen participate in this event and are evaluated on performance and theory. Adult students may also participate. (See bulletin for rules) Stu-dents may participate in solo, duet, trio, and ensemble, in all instruments, voice, theory, and dance. All levels of performance from primary through musically advanced. Check with the Jr. Festival Bulletin for specific rules regarding individual categories. Teachers wishing to enter students in the Festival must federate their studio. Certificates and gold cups are given. . Entry fee. See Federation Secretary for details. Area Festivals are held at Duquesne University (North Hills: Barbara Kelly and Marilyn Louttit) and Westminster Presbyterian Church (Pgh East: Ellen Johnson).