String Award

The ALLENTOWN MUSIC CLUB and the CRUSADE FOR STRINGS, which is sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs in America, is once again announcing they will offer their Annual String Award.

It is to be presented on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the Club meeting held at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Rd, Allentown at 2 P.M. The prize of four hundred dollars ($800) is offered to a graduating Lehigh County or Northampton County high school senior in recognition of progress in the study of a stringed instrument (violin, viola, cello, string bass, and classical guitar). The performance requirement is one concerto movement or a movement of a Bach unaccompanied sonata. However, due to students being busy with District and Regionals during the upcoming weeks, the club has agreed to allow the district orchestra piece or any other piece of similar difficulty, unaccompanied. We are hoping this will allow more students to apply for this award.

Interested students should email both: and Varsha Phadke,

Deadline for application is Sunday, January 28, 2024

The audition date for finalists is Sunday, February 4, 2023, at the Kuntz residence. 

5519 Kurt Drive

Allentown, PA 18104

Email the application to the String Award committee: and

Applicants must provide their own accompanists.

The winner must perform at the Saturday, March 2, 2024 program to receive the award. 


Varsha Phadke


Allentown Music Club String Award Chairperson

Allentown music club string award application.pdf