Student / Collegiate Auditions Biennial Awards

(Held in odd-numbered years)

Agnes Fowler/Marie Thiesen Awards

National Awards of $3000 are offered in each of these 13 categories:

  • Piano
  • Organ
  • Harp
  • Classical Guitar
  • Male Voice
  • Female Voice
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Violoncello
  • Double Bass
  • Orchestral Woodwinds (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone)
  • Orchestral Brass (French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba)
  • Percussion

There are also Special NFMC Supplementary Awards for all 13 categories which are awarded to National Winners without students actually applying for them.

Prerequisite: To audition for a National Award, the student must have won first place in the North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs state auditions.

State Auditions: will be held live Mar. 5, 2017. UNCG Organ Recital Hall

State Awards: A state award of $700 will be awarded to the 1st place winner in 8 of the following 10 categories:

  • Piano
  • Organ or Percussion
  • Male Voice
  • Female Voice
  • Harp or Classical Guitar
  • Strings (violin, viola, violoncello, string bass)
  • Orchestral Woodwinds (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone)
  • Orchestral Brass (French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba)

State winners will advance to National Finals with a CD Recording.

Second Place State Winners with an award of $300 may also be declared by the adjudicators.
Age Requirements: As of January 15 of the audition year, 19 through 25 years old. The applicant cannot have reached the 26th birthday by January15, 2017.

Membership: Each entrant must be a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs, either through a student organization or as an Individual Student Special Member.

Fees: Individual Student Special Membership Fees are $16 and the Entry Fee is $30. Both fees must accompany the application form, postmarked no later than the DEADLINE, January 15, 2017.

Make all CHECKS PAYABLE to: North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs and send with application to:
Joel Adams, State Auditions Chairman,
301 Fayetteville St., Apt. 3108,
Raleigh, NC 27601
(phone: 919-630-5125)

Entrants must be native-born or naturalized citizens – USA. Applicants must furnish a copy of birth certificate facsimile or passport facsimile.

There are 3 Forms each applicant will need to download:
(1) Entrant information/fact sheet (2) Repertoire and requirements (3) Application. If you have questions, please email Joel at info@ncfmc-music.org.

You may also send applications as an attachment via email to operaman39@gmail.com but checks will need to be sent by USPS, postmarked by Jan. 15, 2017. NO EXCEPTIONS!