The Lionel Newman Conducting Scholarship awards $10,000 to support the Music Director & Conductor of the Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) Debut Orchestra, one of the oldest and most distinguished pre-professional training orchestras in the world. Established in 1991 in honor of Oscar-winning composer, pianist, and conductor Lionel Newman, the program pairs the world’s most talented young conductors with one of the premier training orchestras in the nation, for the opportunity to plan, rehearse, and conduct a full orchestra season.
The National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) offers more than $750,000 in competition and award prizes on the local, state and national level. The Biennial Young Artist and Ellis Duo-Pianists competitions award a total of $92,000 in awards and two years of performance bookings. Additional competitions are sponsored by the Federation in a wide range of categories, including voice, instrumental music, composition, dance, conducting, handicapped and visually impaired, and music therapy. NFMC also sponsors more than 38 annual and biennial awards for students desiring to attend the 20 sponsored Summer Music Centers.
A $2,500 scholarship is offered in memory of Bobbie Burk to an SAI enrolled in a graduate degree program with an emphasis in conducting. Scholarships will be applied directly to recipient's tuition for program/school.


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