Missouri Music Notes
Remember Opera in the Ozarks for GivingTuesday
Now that ArkansasGives is over and no longer happening, we have to look for other great fundraising opportunities. Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement, built by individuals, families and organization in all 50 states and around the world. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are, as you know, two days for 'getting deals', but #GivingTuesday is a way millions of people around the world join together to give to causes in which they believe, and to celebrate the "reason for the season". To participate, simple go to www.opera.org, click on the yellow Donate button (lower right side of page) then use your credit or debit card to donate. Of course, you can make a donation any day of the year!
Springfield Federated Music club and Leann Rodman's studio hosted Dr. Kevin Costley and performed a concert of his music.
November is American Music Month
Marschnee Strong had a studio event at the Scott Jopin House in St Louis, MO
Parade of American Music Month
Upcoming Award Application deadlines
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. This year's theme is: Music - the Universal Language. 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!
Federated college members age 19-25 should check out the requirements/repertoire. Applications are due to Judy Shaw postmarked by January 15th. Auditions are held March 10th at the First Christian Church in Jefferson City.
$1,250 NFMC Stillman Kelley/Thelma Byrum Award
Talented young instrumentalists up to age 18 may apply for this national award. Please check out the Rules and Procedures. Applications are due to Starla Blair by January 31st. Regional winners receive a $250 award.
$1,250 NFMC Wendell Irish Viola Award
NFMC Junior Composer Contest
Calling all young composers! NFMC has an opportunity to win up to $250 for your composition? 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!