In memory of Myrna Brown, this biennial scholarship provides financial assistance to a flutist from another country to attend and present at the National Flute Association Convention, the largest annual flute event in the world. Recipients gain the opportunity
to share their unique musical perspectives and experiences with a diverse group of flutists, promoting an enriching, cross-cultural dialogue.
The recipient of the Myrna Brown Scholarship will receive $3,000. In addition to the scholarship,
the recipient will be awarded a complimentary pass to attend the annual convention in Chicago, IL, August 11-14, 2022, and a one-year membership in the NFA.
To be considered for the Myrna Brown International Scholarship, the applicant must:
- Be a citizen of, and actually residing in, a developing country that is not under trade sanctions or restrictions with the United States OR be a person from a developing country who, within the last two years, has been forced to leave his or her home
country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster and is currently living outside the United States.
- Not be a previous winner of the Myrna Brown International Scholarship, or related to any member of the Myrna Brown International Scholarship Committee.
- Demonstrate personal economic need, defined as the inability to attend the NFA Convention without financial assistance.
To apply for the Myrna Brown International Scholarship, the applicant must submit the following materials by the deadline using the form below:
- A biography or résumé in English not exceeding two pages, including the applicant's full legal name, date and place of birth, current residence address and residence addresses during the past five years, contact information including email address, citizenship, education, and (if applicable) professional or occupational information.
- A written statement in English not exceeding 300 words describing: (a) why attending the NFA convention will benefit the applicant's
musical development, and (b) how the applicant will utilize the experience of attending the NFA convention to further the development of flute music in the applicant's home country.
- A written proposal in English not exceeding 750 words outlining
the 30- to 45-minute presentation that the applicant proposes to make at the NFA convention. The presentation must consist of or strongly relate to flute music. Examples of possible presentations include: a program of flute music from the applicant's
country; a presentation on a specific composer or several composers performing examples of their works; a presentation on innovative teaching ideas or methods; or a presentation on a significant historical perspective of music from the applicant's
- A video and audio recording of the applicant performing one or more selections of flute music for a minimum of 15 minutes, recorded not more than 90 days before submission of the recording. Note: The recording technology used does not
need to be of professional quality; a typical hand-held digital recording is acceptable. Applicants are not expected or encouraged to spend any significant sum in creating the audio-video recording. If the proposed presentation includes performances
of flute music, each part of the repertoire to be performed must be included. If the proposed presentation does not include a performance of flute music, the recording must include a flute performance by the applicant of two or more pieces from the
standard solo repertoire.