Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs is honored to have several awards that are ‘named.’ The awards are named to honor a past member and are funded by the family and friends of that member. These awards, or scholarships, are available to members who meet the application criteria. Applications are found under the name of the award in this website. As updates are made for these annual awards they will be posted so that you may prepare your application.
Donations are gladly accepted for these awards, if you wish to do so. Contact our WFMC Treasurer, Susan Daniels in order to donate or fund an award of your own!
Awards in the WFMC include:
Apple for the Teacher (A $500 Award given to qualified music teachers nominated by a WFMC Senior Club Member, funds go to meeting music classroom needs and/or instrument purchases, tuning or repair.)
WFMC Announces Apple for the Teacher Recipients 2019
Cathy Paquette, chair of the Apple for the Teacher Award is happy to announce the following ten awards for 2019:
Kailey Hilby of Silver Lake Intermediate School in Oconomowoc
Julie M Engman of Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School in Sheboygan
Benjamin Warrichaiet of Clarendon Avenue Elementary in Mukwonago
Anne Weirich of St. Mary School in Janesville
Amie Beeman of County Line Elementary in Germantown
Kevin Poston of Atonement Lutheran School in Milwaukee
Jessica May of Roosevelt Elementary School in Janesville
Rose Frohna of St.Jjerome Parish School in Oconomowoc
Jeanne Marie Stalteri of St. Charles Catholic School in Hartland
Cheryl Miracle of Forest Park Middle School in Franklin
Ruth Kreuser Scholarship – (award given to a qualified candidate for the continuation of musical studies.)
Ruth Kreuser Music Scholarship 2019 Awarded
Niyati and piano teacher Olga Fillus
Congratulations to Niyati Hansaria, a piano student of Olga Fillus of the Lake Country Music Club. Niyati has been studying piano, viola, and composition. She is a sophmore at Brookfield Central High School where she has been active in their symphony and chamber orchestras.
She was a WSMA State finalist in 2018 for viola, a WFMC State first place medalist in 2018 in piano, and a Wisconsin Piano Arts Festival finalist in 2017 and 2018 for piano. In April Niyati will be performing as a principal violist at Carnegie Hall in New York City for her school chamber orchestra.
We wish Niyati well as she continues her studies in music and music composition. The $500 Ruth Kreuser Music Scholarship will help her in her efforts to share with others the love and appreciation of music.
Peggy Radmer Scholarship – (‘I Love Music’ award given to a qualified candidate, who will not be pursing a music degree, in recognition of volunteer hours given to music development in a school, church or community setting.)
Senior Club Grants – (given to WFMC senior clubs who qualify for a grant in order to pursue outstanding special projects for the advancement of community music involvement, or appreciation.) Senior Club Grants due date has changed – it is September 1, 2018. Please contact the State Chair for the current form.
In addition, donations are accepted at any time in order to fund the State Festival Competition first place categories. Donations may be given in honor, or memory, of someone you wish to remember. Various categories are available for donation purposes and include:
Piano Solo, Duet and Concerto
String Solo and Concerto
Vocal Solo Art Song and Vocal Solo Musical Theater
In reality, the more donations the WFMC receives the more students we are able to recognize with a monetary award. Please contact our WFMC Treasurer, Susan Daniels, in order to make a donation for our young musicians.
I thank you in advance for your gifts in order to fund current and future awards. Heidi O Hong, WFMC President