SDFMC 2022 scholarship awards

Courtesy photos Noelle Nemmers, left, and Jamee Kattner, right

HURON — The South Dakota Federation of Music Clubs (SDFMC) recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to two university students for the 2022-2023 school year. Recipients include Jamee Kattner and Noelle Nemmers, both from Huron.

Jamee Kattner is a sophomore at South Dakota State University (SDSU) majoring in music education with a minor in dance.  On campus, she is active vocally in Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, Women’s Choir, the Opera Workshop and Hop-Appella, an acapella group. She was one of two jesters in the Concert Choir Madrigal Feast this past year.

Instrumentally, Kattner plays trumpet in the Pride of the Dakotas Marching Band, plus was part of the Spring Dance Festival. This fall, Kattner will serve as vice president of the National Association for Music Educators, be the Student Representative for S.D. American Choral Directors Association and will serve as an ambassador for the School of Performing Arts. Community-wise, she sings in the St. Thomas More Catholic Parish Church Choir during the school year.

Noelle Nemmers is a junior at Northern State University (NSU) majoring in Music Education, with a focus on instrumental. Nemmer’s educational goal is to be a high school band instructor. She is a member of the Concert Choir, Concert, Symphonic and Marching Bands, Chamber Singers and NSU 12th Ave Brass Quintet. Her leadership roles on campus this fall will include Vice President of the National Association for Music Educators and a Resident Assistant for a dorm. Noelle is an active member of the Newman Club.

A panel of three judges selected the recipients based upon a 10-15 minute audition video, school and community involvement, GPA, an essay on why he/she deserves and wants the scholarship plus his/her music goals, and teacher recommendation letters. For more information, contact Barb Valer, SDFMC Scholarship Chair at [email protected]

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