Missouri Federation of Music Clubs

Newsletter - April 2022

President's Note

You have already received the Official Call for our Annual Spring Convention of the Missouri Federation of Music Clubs. We hope that you can join us! This issue of our MFMC newsletter contains further detail about the Convention and another registration form. Please plan on joining us and enjoying "Music For All"!

Judy Shaw

President, Missouri Federation of Music Clubs

Attend our Missouri Federation of Music Clubs Annual Spring Convention

The Annual Spring Convention of the Missouri Federation of Music Clubs will take place on:

May 13-14, 2022

Living Lord Lutheran Church

500 Cedar Circle Drive

Lake St. Louis, Missouri

Registration for the Convention is just $30 with small extra charges for the additional luncheons and dinners. A full registration form appears at the end of this newsletter.

Here is our schedule:

Friday, May 13

8:30 a.m. Registration begins

8:00-10:15 a.m. Executive Committee meeting

10:30 a.m.-Noon Opening session with reports and address by guest speaker

Noon Luncheon

1:00 p.m. Sing-a-Long

1:15 p.m. Afternoon session with presentation and workshop with Marschnee Strong

2:50 p.m. Guests Shen Wen and Jim Mayhew present music with Native American flute and piano

3:30 p.m. Continuation of reports

4:00 p.m. Junior and Senior clubs sharing/brainstorming session

6:00 p.m. Dinner

7:30 p.m. Concert with young artist Rachel Breen, piano

9:00 p.m. Post concert reception

Saturday, May 14

8:30 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. Memorial service

9:30-10:00 a.m. Teacher recital of Federation duets, performed by Janelle Lutz and Carrie Conklin of the Show-Me Club.

10:15 a.m. Musical moment with Carter Moore, the McClure 2021 winner, voice

11:00 a.m. Awards and recognitions

11:30 a.m. Adjournment

Noon Luncheon

1:30 p.m. Junior Competition

Information about Friday evening concert

Our Friday evening concert will be by Rachel Breen, pianist. She is a 2021 Young Artist winner. She has a bachelor's degree with academic honors from the Juilliard School in New York and is rolled in a dual Masters' degree program with the Hannover Hochschule fur Musik and the Yale School of Music. She has won numerous international awards and was chosen as a semifinalist in the Beethoven Vienna International Competition in October 2021.

Junior Competition

The Missouri Federation of Music Clubs Junior Competition is one of the highlights of our state convention. It will take place Saturday afternoon when students from each of Missouri's six districts compete for monetary awards. The Junior Competition will be held in the Living Lutheran Church sanctuary.

Other Highlights of the Annual Spring Conference

Club President's Reports

We want to hear about the activities of your club these past two years! Each senior club president, or a representative, should bring two copies of the club report and present the report during our Friday morning sessions.

Senior Club Reports

Please complete your Senior Club Report and bring it to the convention or mail it to Judy Shaw at the address shown on the registration form below. Forms are available on our MFMC website, at missourifmc.wordpress.com.

Guest Speaker

Our guest speaker will be Jean Moffatt, pictured here. She is the South Central Regional Vice President, from Seminole, Texas.

Memorial Service

It has been a long time since we have met in person. We will honor our MFMC members who have passed away since the last in-person convention. Please send to Judy Shaw the names of those who have passed away between May 2020 and May 2022. A brief prepared biography can be shared during this service on Saturday morning.

Hotel information for the Annual Spring Conference

The hotel for our Annual Spring Conference is:

Hampton Inn Wentzville

150 Wentzville Bluffs Drive

Wentzville, Missouri 63385

(636) 445-3780

Rooms are at the special convention rate of $129 a night, if booked before April 21, 2022. There are three ways to reserve your room:

1. Call for reservations at 636-445-3780.

2. Book online at hamptoninnwentzville/guestreservations.com. Use group code MOF.

3. Use the direct booking link: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/rooms/?ctyhocn=STLWZHX&arrivalDate=2022-05-12&departureDate=2022-05-15&room1NumAdults=1&cid=OM%2CWW%2CHILTONLINK%2CEN%2CDirectLink

Registration Form for Annual Spring Convention


Name: _____________________________________________________________

Phone: _____________________________________________________________

Email address: _____________________________________________________

Mailing address: ___________________________________________________

City, State and Zip Code: ___________________________________________

Registration: $30 @ __ people = $______________________

Friday luncheon: $15 @ __ people = $______________________

Friday dinner: $25 @ __ people = $______________________

Saturday luncheon: $15 @ __ people = $______________________

Total registration cost: $______________________

Convention donation: $______________________

Make your check payable to "MFMC" and mail this form and your check by May 6 to:

Judy Shaw

MFMC Registration

502 Manor Drive

Columbia, Missouri 65203

Opera in the Ozarks

Opera in the Ozarks, which is the regional project of the South Central Region of the National Federation of Music Clubs, will from take place from June 24 through July 22, 2022. This year Opera in the Ozarks will perform a full complement of three staged operas plus a family opera. The three fully staged operas are La Rondine (The Swallow) by Puccini, Cosi fan tutte by Mozart, and A Little Night Music by the recently-deceased Stephen Sondheim. The family opera is Pinocchio.

Federation Days at Opera in the Ozark will be Wednesday, July 20 through Saturday, July 23. There is a Cabaret Concert in Eureka Springs at the Crescent Hotel on July 19, the night before, so it would be fun to come in a day early and attend that event.

For a full schedule of operas and to purchase tickets, visit the web site at opera.org.