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Our Two Scholarship Programs: 2015 Naples Music Club Annual Scholarship Competition 2015 Naples Music Club Haegg Award Program


The purpose of the Naples Music Club Scholarship Competition is to recognize and reward excellence in performance and to encourage continued growth musically.

The Naples Music Club Scholarship Program began in 1970 with one small grant awarded to a Collier County student for summer study. Since then, contributions from a generous community have made it possible to support 683 middle and high school students with more than $450,000 (2012 figures). The Naples Music Club Competitions are open to students in Grades 6-12 who reside in Collier County or in the adjacent communities of Bonita Springs or Estero, and are presently enrolled in public or private schools or are home schooled. Competition categories are Brass Woodwinds, Piano, Percussion, Strings, Voice and Classical Guitar. Scholarships are used for such pursuits or items as summer music camps, study with private teachers, instrument upgrade, or for college studies.


Those eligible include students in grades 6 through 12 who reside in Collier County, Bonita Springs and Estero according to zip code with Junior Division being 6th-8th grade and Senior Division being 9th-12th grade.

The 2015 NMC Scholarship Application is not yet available online.


The Turiel Award. The Club’s highest award, the Turiel Award, was established in 1996 by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Turiel through a grant in memory of their son, Daniel. The purpose of the award is to encourage recipients in the serious study of music. Each year, top competition winners who are seniors are invited to compete. A list of past Turiel Award Winners is available.


The Haegg Award was established September 1, 2008, by the Haegg Family in memory of Margaret “Peg” Haegg. The purpose of this special scholarship is to encourage students in grades 6-8 (Jr. Division) to study music with a private teacher for a period of one year. The same residency requirements apply as for regular scholarships, but to be eligible the applicant must not have studied music with a private teacher. The award has a strong needs based component. A maximum of two awards will be made each year.


A listing of the 2014 Recital Program,  2013 Recital Program2012 Recital Program2011 Scholarship Winners and 2010 Scholarship Winners, including news stories, is available on this Website. Information about the  2009 Scholarship Winners and the 2008 Scholarship Winners is also available and may be of interest.


From Johanne Nordilus, NMC award-winning voice student in 2010 and 2011, 2011 graduate of Palmetto Ridge High School, presently attending Florida State University in Tallahassee: “I would like to thank the Naples Music Club for all of the wonderful opportunities you provide for young performers like me to grow musically. Through the Scholarship Program I’ve gained performance experience and more knowledge on technique. With the funds that I was awarded I was able to take voice lessons and help pay for my college expenses. This club is a wonderful organization that is helping keep music alive in Naples and giving students the chance of a lifetime to continue to study music. Thank you all for the work you’ve done. I know this organization will continue to change the lives of students for years to come. I truly appreciate all that you do! Sincerely, Johanne Nordilus”

Student Recital Program designed to help prepare students for competition

Students of Naples Music Club teachers who are members are eligible to participate in Club-sponsored recitals.

Contributions to Fund Scholarships

Scholarship funds awarded are made possible through the generosity of many members and friends in the community. We invite your participation. Please visit the Support page of our Website.

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