Junior Scholarships, Awards and Cups

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*Students may enter only one event, such as solo piano, concerto, voice or strings.  However, applicants may also enter non-monetary events that award cups like Hymn Playing and Folk Song.

InstrumentLevelName of ScholarshipFunded byAge / Grade RequirementsAward
All Instruments and VoiceSolo Class Adv. I or IINCFMC Scholarship to Brevard Music CenterNCFMC; Matched by Brevard Music CenterAcceptance Letter from Brevard$1500
Piano/StringsSolo Class Adv. I or IINCFMC Eastern Music Festival ScholarshipNCFMC; Matched by Eastern Music FestivalAcceptance Letter from EMF$1400
Any InstrumentMus. Adv.Mabel Doggett Music Education AwardEndowed by NCFMCH.S. Senior & Acceptance in Music Ed. Degree Program$1000
Piano - Note: This scholarship has a different set of rules than those of Festival. See separate heading in blue drop down under AWARDS Musically AdvancedGregory McCallum Memorial AwardGregory McCallum
Endowment Fund
Grade 12 student majoring in piano in or out of state$1000

Piano Awards

Name of Scholarship
Funded By
Age / Grade
Moderately Difficult IMarlene Speece Clifford Memorial AwardJames & Marie Speece and NCFMCN/A$300*
Moderately Difficult IIMary Davis Memorial AwardMemorial Endowment and NCFMCN/A$300*
Moderately Difficult IIITeresia Queen Piano AwardNCFMCN/A$300*
Difficult ILynn Wilemon Piano AwardNCFMCN/A$300*
Difficult IIMaxine Taylor Fountain AwardRaleigh Music Club and NCFMCN/A$300*
Very Difficult INorma Alexander AwardJoel Adams and NCFMCN/A$300*
Very Diff. IINCFMC Past Presidents' AwardNCFMCN/A$300*
Musically Advanced IThursday Morning Music Club Of Winston-Salem AwardThursday Morning Music Club Of Winston-Salem and NCFMCN/A$300*
Musically Advanced IIHinda Honigman AwardNCFMCN/A$300*
Senior Class ConcertoEstelle Brady Senior Piano Concerto AwardNCFMC11th and 12th Grade$300*
Musically Advanced
*See more information in above section.
McCallum Memorial Piano ScholarshipMcCallum Endowment Fund12th Grade$1000
$100 Honorarium to 2nd place winner
No difficult or Advanced Classes
Allen & Teresia Queen Sacred Music Piano Solo AwardAllen & Teresia Queen Endowment FundLimited to students currently in Regular Piano Solo levels EIII, EIV and Medium$300*

*Second Place Award $150

Instrumental Awards

InstrumentLevelName of ScholarshipFunded ByAward
Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass Solo Class DI and AboveBenjamin Swalin Strings AwardNCFMC$300*
String Quartet
(2 violins, viola, cello)
Difficult I and IIJoel Adams String Quartet AwardEndowed by Joel Adams$400*

Any Orchestral Instrument including StringsSolo Class MD I and AboveLamar Stringfield Orchestral Award NCFMC$300*
Piano Trio
(piano, violin & cello)
Piano Quartet
(piano, violin, viola, cello)
Difficult 1 and abovePiano Chamber EnsembleAnonymous Benefactor$300*

*Second Place Award $150 {except String Quartet $200 & Piano Chamber Ensemble $180}

Voice Awards

LevelName of ScholarshipFunded ByAge / GradeAward
Musically Advanced I, II, IIIMarion Owrid Heal Art Song Award (For Further Study in Voice)Endowed; Given When Interest Allows12th Grade - Boys and Girls$300*
Musically Advanced I, II, IIIAnn Graham McCurdy Award in Art SongTeresia and Allen Queen Endowment10, 11,12th Grade - Girls Voice Only$300*
Musically AdvancedNettie Loflin Musical Theater AwardNettie Loflin12th Grade$300*
Musically Advanced I, II, IIIJoel Adams Voice Award in Art SongJoel Adams Endowment10, 11, 12th Grade - Boys Voice Only$300*

*Second Place Award $150

Hymn Playing Junior Cup Award

LevelName of Cup AwardFunded By
Class ICarolyn Summerlin Memorial Hymn Playing CupSummerlin Family Endowment
Class IICarolyn Summerlin Memorial Hymn Playing CupSummerlin Family Endowment
Class IIIPeggy Robinson Matthews Hymn Playing CupMitchell Matthews
Class IVPeggy Robinson Matthews Hymn Playing CupMitchell Matthews
Class VJohn and Jonsey Queen Hymn Playing CupAllen and Teresia Queen Endowment

Folk Singing Junior Cup Award

Name of AwardAge RequirementFunded By
Sara Copley Moore Folk Singing Cup9 to 13Sara Helen Moore
Sara Copley Moore Folk Singing Cup14 to 18Sara Helen Moore

Junior Composers Contest

LevelAwardFunded By
Junior Class I (9 And Under)First Place $50.00 / Second Place $35.00NCFMC
Junior Class II (10 -12 Years)First Place $50.00 / Second Place $35.00 NCFMC
Junior Class III (13-15 Years)First Place $75.00 / Second Place $50.00NCFMC
Junior Class IV (16-18 Years)First Place $100.00 / Second Place $75.00NCFMC