Florida Federation of Music Clubs

Awards and Scholarships

Both the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) and the Florida Federation of Music Clubs (FFMC) provide opportunities for students to compete for awards and scholarships. For NFMC options, please see the NFMC Competitions & Awards page.
There is also a Competitions and Awards Chart available that summarizes all the current NFMC competitions and awards.

NFMC offers several non-performance awards/scholarships in areas such as Music Education, Music Therapy and Music Composition. For more information see NFMC Competitions & Awards.    

FFMC Awards and Scholarship opportunities include:

Jeanie/Stephen Auditions - voice competition for young women ages 17 to 22 and young men ages 18 to 23. Held in White Springs, Florida at the Stephen Foster Folk Cultural Center
Student/Collegiate Auditions - competition held in odd numbered years.
Instrumentalists: Must have reached the 19th, but not the 26th birthday by March 1, the year of the auditions.
Vocalists: Must have reached the 19th, but not the 26th birthday by March 1, the year of the auditions.  
Young Artist Auditions - competition for young artists ready for a concert career.

     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.
Deadline for FFMC Young Artist will be 1 January of the audition year. Winners will be judged in January.
One of the winners will be asked to perform at the FFMC state convention in May.

When applying for the state competition, he or she may also consider entering in the NFMC Young Artist Competition.
For that information see the NFMC Young Artist Award page. See Young Artist Auditions Instruction and the application form.
FFMC Junior Convention Awards - scholarships and awards presented to juniors (18 and under) at state festival
Junior Composer's Contest - contest for original musical compositions in four age-determined classifications
Essay Contest - written essay contest for Juniors on a given topic (in two different age groups)
Claire Ulrich-Whitehurst Piano Solo (bi-ennial: even-numbered years only)
Classical Ballet Awards - cash awards in classical ballet, endowed by Frances Rands Beery.
Open to students of ballet ages 12-18.