The National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. invites you to apply for the 2024 Scholarship Competition for Voice. Contestants will first compete on the local then the regional level. Based on these competitions, each region will send its winning contestant to compete at the national level of the competition to be held during the 2024 National Convention in California. The required repertoire embraces the works of European and American composers while highlighting the contributions of Black composers.
Applications, along with the $50 application fee and copy of photo identification, are due by 11:59 PM (CST) on January 26, 2024. Please reference the document linked below for competition rules, repertoire requirements, and other eligibility information.
National First Prize
National Second Prize
National Third Prize
Regional Scholarship Chairs
Dr. Walter McLean, Central Region Scholarship Chair
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
Eastern Region Scholarship Chair - To Be Announced
Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey,
New York, Pennsylvannia, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington D.C.
Levone Tobin Scott, Southeastern Region Scholarship Chair
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia
Barron Coleman, Southwestern Region Scholarship Chair
Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Texas
Joyce Norfleet and Byron J. Smith, Western Region Scholarship Co-Chairs
Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming