Missouri Music Notes

November 2016

President's Message

I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving filled with family, friends and good food. In this time of gratitude, I am thankful for all of you who share the love of music with others: by performing, by supporting other performers, by giving scholarships to budding musicians, by inviting your friends to concerts, by teaching and creating new music lovers, by continuing to practice your art.

As November comes to an end, I hope you have enjoyed some American Music during the month. Be sure to submit your club report.

Wishing you a festive December!

Parade of American Music Month

Did you enjoy some great music this month? We'd love to hear about it! Be sure to send in your American Music club report. Please send electronic reports to state chair, Anne Moyer by February 1st. If you are sending a paper copy or scrapbook, please send directly to regional chair, Christine Vitt. (saves postage) Thank you for all of your efforts in supporting American Music/Composers.
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Upcoming Award Application deadlines

National Music Week Essay Contest

Students in 7th - 12th grade are encouraged to enter the National Music Week Essay Contest to win $50. Essay must be typed and no longer than 500 words. The theme is: Music - An Adventure for Life. Application has a postmark deadline of January 15th to regional chair, Jan Hansen. No membership requirement. Do you know a music teacher? What a perfect assignment!

Student/Collegiate Auditions

Wanna win up to $3,000? Federated college members age 19-25 should check out the requirements and the fact sheet. Applications are due to Judy Shaw postmarked by January 15th. Auditions are held in Jefferson City.

Young Artist Competition

Those of you that were able to attend our Fall Planning Meeting enjoyed the current Young Artist, pianist Nicholas Susi. The next group of Young Artists should be sharpening their skills for the January 31st application deadline. If you know a worthy candidate (Piano, Strings, Man's Voice, Woman's Voice), then let them know! The prize is $20,000 and 2 years of booking engagements. More details can be found here. We would love to have someone from our state win! Last time they didn't have a winner in the Men's voice.

Junior Composer Contest

Calling all young composers! NFMC has an opportunity to win up to $200 for your composition? Why not promote this in your studio with this poster? Check out the rules. Entries must be received by state chairman, Terry Blair by January 31st. Must be a member of NFMC. There are 4 classes broken down by age. We'd love to see lots of entries!
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Founders Day

NFMC recognizes our founders in January. Not just the Founders of NFMC or Missouri FMC, but think about the pioneers of your local club! Does your club do anything to honor your founders? Why not consider having a Founders Day program. A suggested program can be found on the national website. Another great way is to donate $1 per member and make the honor roll. These donations provide funds for the Young Artist competition. If you’ve ever heard them, you will know this is a worthy cause! The report is due by March 15th. Send reports to state chair, Helen Harder and contributions to state treasurer, Duane Langley. We welcome your pictures/details on our Facebook page/group. Did you notice the 10 Missouri clubs who made the Founders Day Honor Roll on page 22 of your last Music Clubs Magazine?
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” ― Victor Hugo