2022 SCHOLARSHIP

The Carol Brice Music Association of North Carolina is delighted to announce the 2022 NANM Scholarship Competition for Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion.  Contestants will first compete on the local, then the regional level. Based on these contests, each region will send a contestant to compete at the national phase of the competition, to be held during the 2022 National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.  The required repertoire embraces the works of European and American composers, while highlighting the contributions of African-American composers.

The National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. has provided encouragement and support to thousands of African American musicians, many of whom have become widely respected figures in music and have contributed significantly to American culture and music history.  We have awarded scholarships to numerous young and talented musicians throughout the country.

 

A list of past national scholarship winners include such luminaries as Marian Anderson (the first scholarship award recipient), William L. Dawson, Florence B. Price, Margaret Bonds, Warren George Wilson, James Frazier, Julia Perry, Grace Bumbry, Leon Bates, Joseph Joubert, Awadagin Pratt, and many others.

This year's local branch competition is set for Saturday, March 12th, 2022 at 2:00 PM (EST).  It will stream virtually on the NANM Facebook and YouTube pages.

2022 NANM Scholarship Competition

2022 Local Scholarship Competition

Brass, Woodwinds, and Percussion

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Kyrese Washington

Flute • Contestant 321

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Alexandria Johnson

Clarinet • Contestant 432

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Tyree Nesbitt

Alto Saxophone • Contestant 543

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Dayvion McAlister

Percussion • Contestant 654

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Dr. Kinard Douthit

Adjudicator #1

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Ms. Kania C. Mills

Adjudicator #2

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Mr. Abdullah Rahman

Adjudicator #3

2021 Local Scholarship Competition

Piano and Organ

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Indiria Everett

Piano • First Place Winner

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Victavious Wilson

Piano • Second Place Winner

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Ms. Eden Esters Brown

Adjudicator #1

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Dr. Paula Harrell

Adjudicator #2

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Dr. Gregory Thompson

Adjudicator #3

Centennial Scholarship Competition (2019)

The Marian Anderson Vocal Arts Competition

Southeastern Region Scholarship Competiton Winner, Elliott Brown, tenor (center), with SE Regional Director Michael Mitchell and SE Region Scolarship Chair, Levone Tobin-Scott

ELLIOTT BROWN | tenor

First Place - Local Competition (Carol Brice Music Association)

First Place - Regional Competition (Southeastern Region)

Encouragement Prize - National Competition

Congratulations to tenor Elliott Brown for advancing to the national round of the 2019 NANM Scholarship Competition, after winning the local competition held by the Carol Brice Music Association of North Carolina on March 30th, and the regional competition, held by the Metropolitan Atlanta Music Association on April 6th.  Elliott competed with other regional winners at the NANM Centennial Convention in July 2020, where he received an Encouragement Prize.

 

Our branch would also like to recognize and thank all of our competitors in the centennial scholarship competition:

Joshua Coleman, baritone

Local 2nd Place Winner

Jewel Holmes, soprano

Local 3rd Place Winner

Benjamin Ramsey, tenor

Diana Boicu, soprano

Our 2019 local competition was held on Saturday, March 20, 2019 at the Whitley Auditorium at Elon University.  Per the NANM competition rules, each contestant presented four selections: one Negro spiritual, one art song by an African-American composer, one art song and one operatic aria from the European repertory.  Our competitors represent various colleges and universities across North Carolina.

PAST COMPETITIONS

The Carol Brice Music Association wishes to thank all scholarship applicants, facilitators, adjudicators, and scholarship committee members that have made our competitions highly successful.  We are proud to have collegiates from our branch represent North Carolina and the NANM southeastern region for the past four consecutive years at the national level contest.  Below is a gallery of past winners and highlights from our competitions.

2017 Scholarship: Piano & Organ
2019 Scholarship: Voice
2019 Winner

Elliott Brown, tenor 2019 Local Branch Winner 2019 SE Region Winner 2019 National Round Encouragement Prize

2017 Scholarship: Strings & Harp
2017 Winner

Dwyla Pearson, violin 2017 Local Branch Winner 2017 SE Region Winner 2017 National Round Encouragement Prize

2017 Winner: Dwyla Pearson (center)

National Round (New Orleans, LA): Brendon Elliott, Anita Dumar, Dwyla Pearson, Tracie Walker, Annelle Kazumi Gregory.

2017 Scholarship: Voice
2016 Winner

Matthew Reese, countertenor 2016 Local Branch Winner 2016 SE Region Winner 2016 National Third Place Winner

2016 Scholarship Contestants

National Round (West Palm Beach, FL): (L-R) Matthew Reese, countertenor (3rd place); Joshua Staes, baritone; Darshaya Oden, soprano (2nd place); Steven Amie, baritone; and Justin Austin, baritone (1st place winner).

2016 Scholarship Contestants

Local Round (UNC Chapel Hill): (L-R) Maharshi Conston, Aneesa Glines, Matthew Reese, Shaunte Jordan, Tiffanie Briggs, Adrian Fullwinder, Tyrez Dabbs, Simone Price, and Mary Layton.

2015 Scholarship: Piano
2015 Winner

Christina Lai, piano 2015 Local Branch Winner 2015 SE Region Winner 2015 National Third Place Winner

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