groups, music schools, music departments of colleges and
universities in the 16-26 age bracket may become a federated
Student/Collegiate Associate club with mass enrollment.
Membership entitles enrolled collegiate students access to
numerous NFMC/IFMC monetary awards.
and mark your calendars! The Iowa Federation of Music Clubs
(IFMC) holds its State Biennial Student/Collegiate
Auditions. This competition includes thirteen
classifications of performance: piano, organ, harp,
classical guitar, man's voice, woman's voice, violin, viola, violincello, double bass, orchestral woodwinds (flute, oboe,
bassoon, saxophone, clarinet), orchestral brass (French
horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba), and percussion.
eligible a student must be an NFMC member by either studying
at a Federated College or by being an Individual Student
Special Member. Age requirements for instrumentalists and
voice entrants are ages 19 through 26. The application, repertoire
requirements, Student Fact Sheet (including instructions for
auditioning by CD) and Certification Letter, are available
For information and forms on
the following NFMC awards and competitions, plus many more
Composers (6 named awards annually): instrumental
sonata, chorus, solo piano, accompanied solo voice
$1200 and $900
Recognition Award 2 @
Awards (for accompanied solo voice)
- Richter American Music Composition Award
Freeman Olson Composition Award (in odd years) -
out more about the thousands of dollars NFMC offers
collegiate students in Music Therapy, Music Education and
Performance awards visit
contact Judy Hyland at
Junior Awards and Competitions
NFMC Essay Contest
Attention students grade 7 - 12! Write an essay for the
NFMC Essay Contest.
cash award is given to the winning entry in EACH state.
Essay must be written on the NFMC National Music Week theme
for the current year.
deadline is February 1 of that year.
Information and entry form can be found on the web at
IFMC Essay Contest
IFMC Juniors grades 3-6, don’t miss the IFMC state essay
must be written on the NFMC National Music Week theme for
One $50 award will be given to a junior for the essay with
the best use of the theme.
those pencils and begin NOW so this award will not be “lost”
because of no entries!