String Award

The ALLENTOWN MUSIC CLUB and the CRUSADE FOR STRINGS, which is sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs in America, has announced it will again offer its Annual String Award.

It is to be presented on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 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 ($400) 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.

Interested students should email Bob Premecz, or Varsha Phadke, or both.

Deadline for application and video submission is Sunday, March 20, 2022.

Seniors need to first submit an unedited video BEFORE the audition date showing a clear view of the applicant with a full view of their instrument performing their pieces. The recording can be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo or saved in the cloud as MP4 to Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive, etc.

The audition date for finalists is Saturday, March 26, 2022, at the Premecz residence.

Bob Premecz

345 Eton Rd

Allentown, PA 18104

Email the link to String Award committee: and

Applicants must provide their own accompanists.

The winner must perform at the Sunday, April 2, 2022 program.


Allentown music club string award application.pdf