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Honors & Awards

The Mu Phi Epsilon Fraternity and the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation recognize members' outstanding accomplishments through numerous awards, grants, and scholarships.

 

Annual Awards 

 

Marian Davidson Collaborative Pianist Award

This Award provides monetary award of $1000 to an affiliated member of Mu Phi Epsilon who has demonstrated facility and continued activity as an accompanist for soloists, choral groups, dancers or others dependent upon keyboard artists for rehearsals and performances. The award is named after Marian Davidson, Mu Beta, who served as District Director, Province Governor, First Vice President--Extension Officer and International President 1974-1980.  Marian Davidson died in 2017 and due to the generosity of a special benefactor, we are able to offer the Davidson award again this year.

 

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Information and application for 2020 

 

Musicological Research Contest

The Musicological Research Contest was established by Mu Phi Epsilon to promote interest and growth among its members in music research. The Contest is offered every other year.

 

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Information and Application for 2020

 

Original Composition Contest

The Original Composition Contest began in 1919. For information on rules and application deadlines, see Fraternity Contests and Awards.

 

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Check back in 2020-2021 for the application

 

International Collegiate Chapter of the Year

The Outstanding Collegiate Chapter is chosen annually from the Province Collegiate Chapter winners.  The winning chapters are determined by the Collegiate Advisor, along with the IEB, based on points earned by completing requirements on time as well as initiating and participating in service projects for the school and community.

 

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International Sterling Achievement Award

The International Sterling Achievement Award is given annually to the Outstanding Collegiate chosen from the Collegiate Province Award winners. A collegiate chapter nominates a member and the winner is determined by the Collegiate Advisor and the IEB. This person exemplifies a Mu Phi Epsilon member by their Mu Phi participation, honors and awards, and scholarship. The nominating Chapter must have fulfilled all chapter obligations for their nomination to be considered.  This is the highest honor Mu Phi awards to a Collegiate member. Honorable Mention is given to the Province Award winners.

 

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Outstanding Alumni Chapter

Winners of Province Alumni Chapter Achievement Awards are selected by the International Executive Board for service to the community, efficiency in transacting the business of the fraternity and meeting the Triangle of Goals.

 

In 1963, the "Circles of Winners" was created. The circle would consist of those chapters that won the Alumni Chapter Achievement Award within the past 10 years. Each year the new alumni chapter winner would be added to the circle and the oldest circle chapter would drop from the list.  Two winners would then be declared, one from all chapters and another from the circle.  It was decided in 1974 to eliminate the Circle of Winners. The Circle was renewed in 1976 and now consists of the top five alumni chapters, based on a point system, regardless of province. 

 

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Orah Ashley Lamke Award

Orah Ashley Lamke was a charter member of Delta (1905) and later held five national offices: National Alumnae Officer (two different times), National Editor, National Secretary, National Vice President, and National President 1928-1930. In recognition of her devoted service and dedication to alumni, the 1964 national convention in Lincoln initiated the Orah Ashley Lamke Distinguished Alumna Award, and she was the first to receive it. Since then, her namesake award is given each year to a longtime alumni member who has shown dedication and loyalty at the local level.

 

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Sterling Patrons

The International Executive Board honored the first Sterling Patron in 1989, thus beginning a Fraternity tradition of asking outstanding musicians and patrons of the arts to serve as Sterling Patrons. A Sterling Patron serves all aspects of the Fraternity, and is named for our Founder Dr. Winthrop Sterling.

 

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Convention Awards 


Award of Merit

The Award of Merit is presented in convention years to a member of Mu Phi Epsilon who brings honor to the Fraternity in a particular field of music.

 

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Eleanor Hale Wilson-Rosalie V. Speciale Lifetime Achievement Award

The Eleanor Hale Wilson-Rosalie V. Speciale Lifetime Achievement Award was established by the International Executive Board at the 1997 annual meeting with the intent to honor members who have served the fraternity beyond the local chapter level.  The award is presented only in convention years, and was first awarded in 1998.

 

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Elizabeth Mathias Award

This award, established in 1968, is given only in convention years to a member of Mu Phi Epsilon who has reached a high level of professional recognition and achievement. The award is named in honor of the co-founder of Mu Phi Epsilon, and was first given in 1970. The recipient is selected by the International Executive Board.

 

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Citation of Merit

The Citation of Merit is presented to outstanding individuals in the music world, not members of Mu Phi Epsilon, who have contributed in an exceptional way to the goals of the fraternity.  The award is presented only in convention years.

 

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