Missouri Music Notes
Centennial Convention ~ May 17-19 ~ Kansas City, MO
We are looking forward to the lovely historical booklet put together by our Historian Connie Craig. Each district will give a presentation on a 20 year span of our history. What MFMC memories do you have? Conventions are a great time to relive - and make new ones! We hope you will join us as we celebrate!
See the latest schedule on the state website!
National Music Week
$300 NFMC American Music Award to Regional chair, Carla Johnson
$250 American Music Junior Club Award to National Chair, Deborah Freeman
$100 American Women Composers Program Awards to National Chair, Ann Kay
NFMC Just Jazz report to National Chair, Sally Palmer
Senior Club Rating Report form to Annette Mayhew
NFMC National Conference ~ June 19-23 ~ Milwaukee, WI
You are all invited to Milwaukee for the 2018 Conference which will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Airport. There will be meetings, workshops and clinics during the day along with some special performances by Junior Wisconsin and Illinois Award winners. The Rose Fay Thomas luncheon will include a surprise featuring Wisconsin cheese. On Tuesday evening you will be delighted by a performance of the Trinity Irish Dancers, the most widely recognized Irish Dance group in the world. Wednesday, we will hear Dr. Jeffrey Hollander, retired University of Wisconsin professor of music and internationally acclaimed soloist. Thursday brings us the Young Artist winner, Andre Chiang and Friday we will hear a performance from Stas Venglesvski on the Bayan Accordion together with Tatyana Krasnobayeva who will be playing her beautiful dulcimer dating back to sixteenth century Belarus.
There is a very special tour planned starting out with a narrated cruise highlighting the Milwaukee River and the Lake Michigan shoreline, followed by an authentic German dinner at the Bavarian Bierhaus complemented by Tyrolean music. Don’t miss our Friday night dinner honoring all the State Presidents and hear about a Wisconsin Legend, Les Paul.
Make plans now to attend! It is a great time to make new friends, see the nuts and bolts of the organization and hear a lot of wonderful music! Hope to see you there!
-By the way, Southwest has a great sale for flights to Milwaukee through this Thursday, May 3rd.