VFMC Stillman Kelley/Thelma Byrum Auditions
(Preliminaries for NFMC Stillman Kelley/Thelma Byrum Auditions)
Junior Performance Awards: Piano & Instrumental
Applicants must apply for this award on the State Level at the NFMC website. Students and teachers, please download detailed registration information by clicking on Registration Instructions for Stillman Kelley/Thelma Byrum Awards. Follow the directions carefully and submit all required materials before the deadline. This will include a digital video recording (MP4) of your performance for the competition. The VFMC will award first and second place winners and then send ONE entry on to the NFMC National competition.
be under the age of 19 on March 1 of the competition year.
be a native citizen of the United States of America or have received naturalization papers.
be a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC), either as a member of a federated Junior Club or Junior Associate Group or as an Individual Junior Member. To become an Individual Junior Member visit www.nfmc-music.org/payment and pay the membership fee of $13 for annual dues.
Total Entry fee
The total entry fee of $30 includes NFMC fee ($10) and VFMC fee ($20).
First place - $250
Second place - $175
Deadline for applications
Additional Important Information
National Level Rules
1. Entrants may enter one category only.
2. Entrants must be prepared to play a program of 15 (minimum) – 20 (maximum) minute duration on his or her selected solo instrument. Entries over 20 minutes will not be considered.
3. All music submitted must be performed entirely from memory.
4. Do not include award ceremonies from other competitions on the recording.
5. Each state may send in ONE entry to the National competition.
State Level Requirements
The applicant must upload to the NFMC website (www.nfmc-music.org/applicant-file-upload) the following in time to arrive by February 1.
1. Completed audition application forms (JR13-2).
2. Repertoire list of the music the applicant will perform (do not label with student’s name).
3. Digital video recording (MP4) of the performance (do not label with student’s name.)
For complete registration materials and requirements, click on Registration Instructions for Stillman Kelley/Thelma Byrum Awards.
Winners of the National (NFMC) awards are selected from the 1st place winners of each state. The awards are:
Stillman Kelley: first place is $1250, second place is $750, third place is $500, and five regional awards at $250 each
Thelma Byrum: $350
National (NFMC) Chair