Competitions and Awards

Wednesday Morning Music Club supports young musicians by offering several competitions.


A competition for the Wilcox, Maurer, Putter and Rudd Awards for High School students in grades 9 through 12 is held yearly.

The next competition will be held March 23, 2019.   We are happy to announce that the club has significantly boosted the monetary value of the 2019 awards for this competition.

Go here for details about the competition and to download an application.



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The 2018 Winners of the High School Competition pictured here with Mary Parse (far left), High School Awards Chair and Janie Keys (far right), WMMC President. The four winners are (left to right) Kevin Yu, pianist; Eliot Kim, violinist; Lillian Sun, Violinist; and Claire Kim, pianist.

          The awards for the high school competition are:    

           Minnie Sneed Wilcox Award    

          Jean Yarrow Maurer Award

           Maria de Waal Putter Award

           Sally Strawn Rudd Supplemental Award 


A competition for vocalists who are beginning a music career, is held biennially in odd-numbered years.     Applicants must be at least 22 years old and no older than 32.  Winners of this competition are awarded the Bonnie Cummins Fielder Grant for Career Advancement.

This competition will next be held in spring of 2019.  Live auditions will take place on March 20, 2019 in Austin.    Download an application here.


A competition for Junior Club members (students of WMMC members) is held yearly in May.  The winners receive the Tempe Heinatz Award.







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