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FFMC Voice Scholarship

Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 11:00am

Scholarship Chair:

Connie Lill



Historic Thomas Center
302 NE Sixth Avenue
Gainesville, Florida 32601

Application Deadline:

December 20, 2022


1st Place: $2,000

2nd Place: $1,500

3rd Place: $500

Application and Instructions

Qualifying Rules

1. Age Requirements for contestants

  • Female voice students must be between the ages of 17 and not yet 23 by dates of auditions.

  • Male voice students must be between the ages 18 and not yet 24 by date of auditions.

2. A contestant must be a legal resident of Florida and an American citizen, either native-born or naturalized. Proof of eligibility may be requested. 

3. Contestants must be sponsored by an FFMC Senior Federated Music Club or local service club or an individual. 

4. Only advanced vocalists are acceptable (those capable of giving a credible radio, television or concert performance).

5. Concert attire required: ankle-length black dresses for females and black tuxedos/white shirts for males. Men's Warehouse has special pricing to match rental fees.

6. Applicants must send a non-refundable entry fee check of $75 made out to FFMC, Inc.

Suzanne Carpenter

FFMC Treasurer 

P.O. Box 357275 

Gainesville, Florida 32635-7275

7. Completed application forms must be sent electronically to Connie Lill.

8. DEADLINE: Application forms and a color head-and-shoulder photo (via email) are due by December 20, 2022.

9. Each contestant must furnish his/her own accompanist or one can be assigned to you for a $75 fee.

10. A repertoire of two (2) songs by American composers (native-born or naturalized) is required.

  • The first selection must be a song from American Musical Theater 1940s-1950s.

  • The second selection must be from 1850-1950. Submit alternate selections from all songs, since we do not want duplications. In case of two contestants requesting the same song, the earliest email date will determine.

  • Total performing time for both chosen selections shall not exceed 7 minutes.

11. Scores

  • One original score and two copies must be supplied to three judges, with the measures numbered for commentary purposes.

  • Delete all names of teacher, contestant, college or university, or any other identifying information. 

12. An additional copy of the must must be sent to the accompanist electronically.

13. Once selections are made and approved, NO CHANGES MAY BE MADE by contestants.

14. Winners must be available for performances, as designated by the Florida Federation of Music Clubs. 

  • First Place winners may not enter future auditions.

  • Second and Third Place winners are eligible to apply again.

15. Social Security numbers will be required from all contestants who receive a monetary award.

16. Failure to comply with these rules will result in disqualification.

We welcome your donations to support this event!

The names of all donors will be listed on the program. Contribution categories are as follow:

Angel ($500 or more)

Sponsor ($200-$499)

Patron ($100-$199)

Donor (under $100)

Please send donations (payable to FFMC, Inc.) directly to:

Suzanne Carpenter
FFMC Treasurer
P.O. Box 357275
Gainesville, Florida 32635-7275

Congratulations to our 2022 Winners!


1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place


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