NC Federation Honors Hinda Honigman Legacy

honigmanNorth Carolina Federation of Music Clubs, at the urging of President, Joel Adams, has initiated The Hinda Honigman Fellows as a memorial tribute to her NCFMC and NFMC Legacy. This memorial is patterned after NFMC’s Rose Fay Thomas Fellows. Anyone who makes a donation of $500 to the NCFMC Scholarship Fund, prior to the 2016 State Convention, will be known as a charter member. All HH Fellows will receive a ribboned medallion with the relief of Hinda Honigman on the face and the NCFMC insignia on the reverse side. The Charter Medallions will be presented at the June 3-4, 2016 Biennial Convention in New Bern, NC.

Hinda Honigman was from Gastonia, NC and served as the 21st National President of NFMC from 1967 to 1971. Prior to that service, she acted as 1st Vice-president of NFMC and earlier served as the Southeast Region Vice-president. Mrs. Honigman became actively involved with Brevard Music Center, (Transylvania Music Camp), in the early years and organized the first Brevard Weekend 67 years ago, a tradition which continues today. The Hinda Honigman Library at Brevard was named to honor her contributions and a NFMC scholarship was established in her honor to sponsor a concert at Brevard by one of NFMC’s Young Artist winners. NFMC also established the Hinda Honigman Award for the Blind to honor her past presidency. Hinda Honigman served in many capacities in the NC Federation and as President of NCFMC from 1939 to 1944.