Florida Federation of Music Clubs

FFMC Young Artist Auditions


DEADLINE: February 1, 2019 to Lisa Smith

Finals will be held in Jacksonville, FL at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront June 2019.

Information available from the NFMC website: click here

See brochure: download

Young Artist Classifications are:
String Instruments
Woman’s solo voice
Man’s solo voice
Age requirements of the above categories:
Instrumentalist: 18 through 29 (not 30 by June 1 of audition year)
Vocalist Male/Female: 25 through 36 (not 37 by June 1 of audition year)
Eligibility: Entrants should be completely ready for a professional concert career, but not under professional management.
Information: See NFMC webpage: click here

NOTE: All entries must be postmarked on or before February 1, 2019
ELLIS PIANO DUO - See NFMC: click here

The Ellis Competition for Duo Pianists, open to citizens of the United States, was made possible by a legacy left by Annie Lou Ellis (Mrs. Edgar B. Ellis) of Birmingham, Alabama, friend and benefactor of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Additional gifts were provided by Fay and John Abild of Iowa, Floride Smith Dean of South Carolina, and Gretchen Van Roy of Florida, longtime supporters of NFMC.

AWARD: $20,000 1st Place

Eligibility  (Review application and brochure carefully for all requirements.)

Age limits: 18 through 38 (Enrants must have reached their 18th, but not their 39th by March 31, 2019
Applicants must be U. S. Citizens
Previous 1st place winners are not eligible to enter.
Entrants may not be under professional management.

The National Federation of Music Clubs will serve as the promotional agent in securing concerts for the Ellis Piano Duo winners following the competition.

NFMC ENTRY FEE: $50.00 - team

NFMC Competition Information: 2017 Brochure (old)   |   Application   |   Requirements

First Stage—Preliminary (CD digital recording)
   • A work written by an American composer OR Tableau by Benjamin Lees (commissioned by NFMC)
   • Three other works of contrasting styles and periods. Single movements of larger works are acceptable.
      One piece must be for one piano, four hands.
   • One complete concerto of the entrants’ choice

All repertoire must be memorized

All works should be written originally for one or two pianos; or they must be transcribed by the composer.

Second Stage—Final (live)
Final will be held at Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi
Dates: March 29-30, 2019

For information - contact:
Dr. George Keck
2112 Hinson Road Unit 23
Little Rock, AR 72212
Phone: 501-747-2162
email: keckg@att.net