To encourage students of French horn of exceptional musicality and ability to perform a considerable range of the instrument’s repertory


  1. Advertise the award* and encourage qualified entrants for this award. 
  2. Procure competent judges to adjudicate the entry CDs received from all entrants and administer the processes necessary for transmission of the award to the winner.

Other Information:

History: This award honors Mrs. Elizabeth Paris, Past President of the National Federation of Music Clubs. One award is given annually in French horn to students age 19-25. (Applicants must have reached the 19th but not the 26th birthday by the application deadline.)

*In the event of financial shortfalls, advertised award amounts may be adjusted. Applicants would be notified of the award change.


  • The entrant must be a student/collegiate member of the National Federation of Music Clubs through student/collegiate club affiliation or as a student/collegiate individual member. Entrant  must submit a completed application Form S/C 15-1 (see link below) to the chairman by April 1.

  • The following repertory is required, with piano except for the James Butt, which can be solo, but exists also in publication with piano or orchestra: 
    • Eric Ewazen First Movement from Sonata for Horn & Piano (Southern)
    • Jos. Haydn Adagio from Concerto No. 2 in D (any edition)
    • Richard Strauss Finale from Concerto No. 1 in E-flat, Op. 11 (any edition);
    • James Butt Suite for Solo Horn (Hinrichsen)

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