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Haegg Family Award Application

To nurture the talents of gifted and motivated students who do not have the financial means for private music lessons. 

The Haegg Family Award was established in memory of Margaret “Peg” Haegg (1915-2008) by her husband, Henry Haegg and her children Larry, David, and Jamey Halpin, Cathy Munsell and Molly Eovino. 
Rules & Regulations:
The Haegg Family Award is a “needs based” award using the income thresholds established by the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (FDACS - see below for income eligibility levels).  Parents must provide a copy of the first 2 pages of your most recent income tax return.  You are welcome to redact Social Security numbers and other personal identifiable information prior to submitting your tax return.

Students must also provide a copy of their grades from their most recently completed school year.

The Haegg Committee will select applications to be interviewed and to be given the opportunity to display their musical talent through an audition process. Selection of music teachers and scheduling of lessons will be determined by the Haegg Committee.  If the student is awarded the scholarship, parents are responsible for transportation to lessons. There will be two recitals during the year and the students are required to perform in both.  Recitals are January 5 and June 1, 2025.
Key Dates:
  • Application, Recommendation Letter, and Essay are due to the Haegg chairman by September 9, 2024. You do not have to send the check list.
  • Auditions are on Saturday, September 14, 2024 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and will be held at Gulf Coast High School.
  • All selected applicants will be notified by email of their specific audition time, no later than Wednesday, September 11, 2024.  Please call Cathy Pflieger at (239) 450-4035 if you do not receive the notification.
  • The winners will be notified by email no later than Monday, September 16.  
  • The decision of the judges is final. Private lessons for the winners will start in September - October 2024.
Music Performance
  • Completed application - either online or print and mail (see below).

  • Music Teacher's letter of recommendation - in PDF format to upload below.

  • Student personal essay in PDF format to upload below.  The essay should address why is having music in my life important, and how will this award be beneficial to you.`

  • A copy of the Students grades from the most recently completed school year.

  • Be prepared to perform a short selection, no more than 3 minutes in length.  No accompaniment is required.  Applicants must provide one original score and two evaluation copies of their music for the judges on the competition day.  The evaluation copies will be destroyed by the Music Foundation.  No copies will be made at the audition site. 

  • There will be no registration fee for this award competition.

  • Applicants must dress appropriately for the audition.  Girls should wear knee length or longer dresses/skirts or dress pants.  Boys should wear a shirt, tie and dress pants and shoes.  No jeans, athletic wear, or sandals.  School concert music uniform is also acceptable.

  • The first 2 pages of the Parent's most recent income tax return.  You can upload the tax return in the online application, or email it to Cathy Pflieger (

Online Class

Complete Application Online

If you are ready to complete the application, you can access it by clicking the button below.  Remember, you will need a PDF of your student essay and teacher recommendation BEFORE you can complete your application online.

If you are having difficulty with the online application, you can download and print the application and mail it to:


Cathy Pflieger, Haegg Committee Chairman 

Music Foundation of Greater Naples 

3722 Pino Vista Way, Unit 2                   

Estero, FL 33928 


You can also email all forms via attachments to

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Print & Mail Application

Income Eligibility

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