PFMC Competitions & Awards

Junior Composers Contest – Rules      Application      Gold Cup Application
Deborah Rodgers, Chair

Keystone Tribute Award – Letter      Application
Paula Kudelko, Chair

PFMC Presents Awards Annually

In support of the state Federation’s stated purpose, numerous awards and scholarships are presented each year as listed below:

PFMC also contributes funds to the Chautauqua School of Music Scholarships. Many young musicians go on to compete for awards and scholarships given by the National Federation of Music Clubs.

C Berofsky

Charles Berofsky
2020 Recipient of the PFMC $500 scholarship
to study at the online Chautauqua School of Music


In addition, many individual senior clubs have auditions for their own awards and scholarships given to students from their local areas.  Be sure to check your local club information.

The NFMC Competitions & Awards are those promoted by the PFMC but sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs. Listings are arranged by age classifications as follows:  Junior (under age 19), Student/Collegiate (ages 19-25), and Senior (age 26 and above). 

  • Senior Division – Awards and scholarships are given each year by the Federation in the Senior Division to honor members and adult composers for their distinguished achievements.
  • Student/Collegiate Division – Awards and scholarships are granted to help young artists continue their training.
  • Junior Division – Young musicians in the Junior Division may audition for awards in piano, instrumental, dance, voice and composing.

Competitions are open to NFMC members including all members of the PFMC Senior Clubs across the state. Individual membership may be obtained by completing an Application for Individual Membership