Mabel Edgerton Doggett $1000 Music Education Scholarship Award

Mabel Edgerton Doggett was born in Rutherford County, North Carolina on March 25, 1918. She earned her BS Degree from Asheville Teachers College in piano and organ and did post graduate work at the University of South Carolina and certification work at Western Carolina and Appalachian State University. Mrs. Doggett taught piano and organ in her own studio, in the public schools and did 43 years of service as a 5th grade teacher. She was a member of the Governor’s Study Commission on the Public School System of NC.

Mrs. Doggett was a gracious, giving lady who conducted her life with love, selflessness, dignity, energy and purpose. She maintained high standards for self and others, but enjoyed light moments and could laugh at herself. Her life mirrored love for God and others.

Mabel Doggett served the North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs as State President from 1972- 1974. It was with deep regret the Federation learned of her untimely death on December 27, 1995. This Scholarship in Music Education is a memorial to this lovely lady.

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REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Applicant must be a High School Senior enrolled in an accredited high school in North Carolina.
  2. Must have been a resident of North Carolina for at least one year. Applicant and teacher of applicant must be members of NCFMC.
  3. Must be accepted by his/her choice of college in NC before auditioning for the Doggett Scholarship. To be a winner, student must also attend the college in NC at which he/she has been accepted and seek a degree in Music Education.
  4. A live interview is required. No audition tapes and e-mail applications will be accepted.
  5. Half of the $1000 Scholarship will be sent directly to the college for first semester. If grades are satisfactory and student continues his/her studies, the remaining amount ($500) will be sent to the college for the second semester.
  6. Winner of Scholarship must perform on Junior Festival Day.
  7. Auditions will occur on the same day as State Finals at the location to be announced by the State Scholarship and Festivals Chairman. Deadline for receiving applications is March 15 of the year in which applied.
  8. Applicant must write a 200-400 word essay explaining his/her musical background including activities and achievements and reasons for seeking his/her major in Music Education. The essay must be included with the application form. Send the application form and essay to the State Festivals Chairman.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: (This is an example of a piano audition)
A) Scales: All major and harmonic minor, hands together, four octaves, parallel motion.
B) Arpeggi: All tonic major and tonic minor, three positions, four octaves, hands together.
C) Cadence Chords: All major and minor keys, three positions, hands together.
Note: Technical requirements will be adjusted according to chosen instrument.

REPERTOIRE:
Two solo pieces (no concerti) of contrasting style, chosen from the following stylistic periods:
(One piece must be chosen from the Baroque or Classical Periods.)
a. Baroque c. Romantic
b. Classical d. Impressionistic

NOTE: Contestant’s program should be equally balanced with no one piece taking a disproportionate amount of time.

PROGRAM TIME LIMIT: 20 MINUTES

The judges will have a brief interview with the student to discuss the student’s understanding of the FORM, HISTORY, STYLE and TRANSLATION (if vocal) of the performer’s pieces.

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