Music Awards

Corvallis Folklore Society Folk Music Award

The Corvallis Folklore Society offers a $100 scholarship each year to a student in the District 509-J high school who best exemplifies the performance of folk music, either in performance of folk music in a traditional way or in the performance of original music in the folk tradition. While it is understood that “the folk tradition” encompasses a broad latitude of style, instruments and sound, all entries should be acoustic music only.

To be eligible the student must be registered at a 509-J high school. The student must submit a sound recording, on a cassette tape or CD, of a song or performance, not to exceed five minutes in length.

All entries must be submitted by April 30th. Submissions must be clearly labeled and accompanied by the completed application form listing the following information: student name and school, name of performance piece and composer, student address, phone number and e-mail address.

Winners will be announced at the Corvallis Folklore Society annual meeting (May). Winners will perform a song set at the Best Cellar.

Here’s the HS contest application form.

To date, the winners of the contest have been:

2010 — Rebecca Lomnicky (CHS)
Celtic fiddle
2009 — No award
Applications misplaced by CFS — Sorry!
2008 — Rebecca Lomnicky (CHS)
Celtic fiddle
2008 — Gary Breed (CHS)
2007 — Rebecca Lomnicky (CHS)
Celtic fiddle
2006 — Eric Gordon
Singing and playing his own guitar composition “My Garden”.