Each year, the Music Committee gives a $500 Martha Welch Award to a young musician in our church. An outside judge will evaluate the contestants. Audition announcements are made in February of each year. Applicants must be currently enrolled in our RE program and have studied music formally for a minimum of one year. Each applicant must submit a written application consisting of a thoughtful statement by the student explaining why they are interested in music and for what they might use the prize (music lessons, camp, instruments, etc.). Auditions must be in person. The most recent recipient of the award is not eligible to apply.