NEPTA wishes to encourage the efforts of its members’ students through awards in the areas of original composition and jazz improvisation.

Alice Procter Award*
One $100 award for outstanding original composition in the classical style.

– 2019 Winner: Carly Heslop, student of Diana Tetzlaff
Original composition: “Sunset on lo”

Louise Hodder Olsen Award*
One $50 award for creativity and performance in the style of jazz or pop music.
Eligibility: Student must either perform his/her own original jazz/pop-style composition in the Composition Recital, or perform his/her own arrangement of a jazz/pop piece in the Jazz/Pop Recital.
Requirements:

  1. A hard copy of the score must be mailed to the Louise Hodder Olsen Award Chair: Kathryn Rosenbach, 27 Trowbridge St #24, Belmont MA 02478, postmarked by the recital application deadline date, and
  2. Student’s teacher must check “Louise Hodder Olsen Award” on the application.

Nancy Oliva Awards
Established to encourage the artistic achievements of students of NEPTA’s independent teachers. Three $35 awards have been given to 7th graders.

We proudly announce the winners of the Nancy Oliva Award who performed in the NEPTA Intermediate I Recitals on January 13, 2019:

Maxwell Huang, student of Faina Kofman
Nathaniel Su, student of Valerie Henkin
Edward Zhang, student of Valerie Henkin
Michael Yang (Honorable Mention) student of Dr. Nilly Epstein Shilo
Daniel Zhou (Honorable Mention) student of Natalia Harlap<

Wanda Paik Awards
Established to encourage the artistic achievements of students of NEPTA’s independent teachers.

 

A. Ramón Rivera Contemporary Music Awards

$100 for the best performance of the required contemporary piece in the Ruth Davidson Competition.
$150 for the best performance of the required contemporary piece in the Alice Hamlet Competition

 

Margaret C. Bachelder Romantic Music Award

Established in memory of NEPTA past president Peg Bachelder, who passed away in 2012.
A $500 award will be given for the best performance of a Romantic work in either the Ruth Davidson Competition or the Alice Hamlet Competition.


Four $100 awards have been granted to 8th graders this year:

Hannah Li, student of Lina Yen
Eric Zhang, student of Helena Vesterman
Mariana Joyce, student of Elena Drabkin
Howard Xu, student of Hsiaoching Hsu

Miriam Pizer Award
Established in 2007 in memory of Miriam Pizer. A $250 award will be given to a student in grades K-5 who is in need of assistance for lesson tuition or other essential expenses.
Eligibility:
1) Each teacher may submit one student’s name to Carol Chaffee, Scholarship Chair.
2) Deadline is Oct 15th. Winner will be selected by lottery during a regular NEPTA meeting. The teacher will be notified. Winner’s name will be kept private.

Grants-in-Aid
Eight $150 awards are available to students in need.
To qualify: a brief note (e-mail is acceptable) from the teacher stating the family’s need and reasons for financial assistance should be sent to Carol Chaffee, Scholarship Chair. All documentation will be confidential. Student must not be older than 18.

*Winners of these awards must perform at NEPTA’s Annual meeting & Award Recital

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