NFMC Claire Ulrich Whitehurst Piano Award

Scholarship Amount

$500 USD

Application Deadline

January 15, 2017


Send application form (JR 14-2), quality CD with copy of birth certificate/naturalization papers
postmarked by 1 March to Chairman: Suzanne Carpenter, PO Box 357275, Gainesville, FL 32635,
telephone: (352) 373-5049;

Entrants must record on a quality CD a memorized program of 15 minutes (minimum) to 20 minutes

Repertoire must include compositions written originally for piano solo representing various periods of
music literature, including one composition by an American composer.
As a guide to selecting piano compositions to be performed, the following list is offered:
Bach: Any Prelude and Fugue from Well-tempered Clavier, Vol. I.
Schubert: Moments Musicaux, Op. 94, No. 4
One movement from a Sonata by Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven (not Op. 49, Nos. 1-2).
Debussy: Arabesque in G Major, Dr. Gradus ad Parnassum (The Children’s Corner).
Chopin: Impromptu in A flat Major, Op. 29
Nocturne in E minor, Op. 172
Nocturne in E minor, Op. 72
Griffes: Night Winds, Op. 5, No. 2 (American)
*In the event of financial shortfalls, advertised award amounts may be adjusted. Applicants would be notified of the
award change


1. Pianists under 19 as of March 1 and in High School grades 10, 11, or 12.
2. Pianists must be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs and native citizens of the U.S.A, or
the parent or pianists must have naturalization papers.

Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Caucasian, Asian, American Indian, African American
Sophomore, Freshmen

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