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What is the F. Melius Christiansen (FMC) Endowment Fund?

In 1996, the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota (ACDA-MN) created the F. Melius Christiansen (FMC) Endowment Fund to foster Minnesota’s reputation for choral excellence by awarding scholarships to undergraduate and graduate choral conducting students from private and public Minnesota colleges and universities.

The Endowment Fund […]

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What scholarships are available through FMC Endowment Fund?

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Do you offer scholarships for national & division conferences?

FMC Endowment Fund provides annual scholarships to the national and division conferences hosted by National ACDA and North Central ACDA across the U.S. in alternate years. These conferences feature choral performances, workshops, choral reading sessions, and many opportunities for professional growth.

Graduate students and collegiate juniors and seniors who are pursuing a […]

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Do you offer scholarships for the Summer Dialogue?

FMC Endowment Fund provides annual scholarships to ACDA-MN Summer Dialogue, an annual professional conference held every August in conjunction with the Minnesota All-State Choir camps. Membership in ACDA is not required. Undergraduate students and previous recipients are ineligible. Scholarships are awarded to Minnesota conductors in the following categories:

  1. Scholarships (registration and […]
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Do you offer scholarships for graduate study?

ACDA-MN’s F. Melius Christiansen (FMC) Endowment Fund provides support for the continuing education of Minnesota choral conductors by offering scholarships for graduate study in choral conducting.

ACDA members who have at least two years of conducting experience in Minnesota may apply for a $1,400 scholarship for part-time graduate study or a […]

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What is an endowment fund?

An endowment fund is a permanent source of funding. Endowment assets are invested. Each year, a portion of the value of the fund is paid out to support the fund’s purpose – our scholarship programs – and any earnings more than this distribution are used to build the fund’s market value. In this way, ACDA-MN’s […]

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