Huron Plainman | SDFMC Scholarships 2022

HURON — The South Dakota Federation of Music Clubs (SDFMC) recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to two college students for the 2022-23 school year. Among the recipients are Jamee Kattner and Noelle Nemmers, both of Huron.

Jamee Kattner is a sophomore at South Dakota State University (SDSU) majoring in Music Education and minoring in Dance. On campus, she is vocally active in the 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 last year.

Instrumentally, Kattner plays trumpet in the Pride of the Dakotas Marching Band, and was part of the Spring Dance Festival. This fall, Kattner will serve as vice president of the National Association for Music Educators, serve as the student representative for the SD American Choral Directors Association, and serve as an ambassador for the School of Performing Arts. On a community level, she sings in the choir at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish Church during the school year.

Noelle Nemmers is a junior at Northern State University (NSU) majoring in music education, with an emphasis on instrumentals. Nemmer’s educational goal is to be a high school music instructor. She is a member of the Concert Choir, Concert, Symphonic and Marching Bands, Chamber Singers and NSU 12th Ave Brass Quintet. Her on-campus leadership roles this fall will include vice president of the National Association of Music Educators and resident assistant for a dormitory. Noelle is an active member of the Newman Club.

A panel of three judges selected the recipients based on a 10-15 minute audition video, school and community involvement, GPA, an essay on why they deserve and wishes for the scholarship, as well as their musical goals and letters of recommendation from teachers. For more information, contact Barb Valer, SDFMC Scholarship Chair at [email protected]

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