Missouri Federation of Music Clubs
Newsletter - April 2022
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"!
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
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
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.
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.
Our guest speaker will be Jean Moffatt, pictured here. She is the South Central Regional Vice President, from Seminole, Texas.
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
Hampton Inn Wentzville
150 Wentzville Bluffs Drive
Wentzville, Missouri 63385
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
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:
502 Manor Drive
Columbia, Missouri 65203
Opera in the Ozarks
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.