Missouri Music Notes

January 2019

President's message

I hope your 2019 is off to a great start and you're keeping warm. Now is the time for award deadlines and festivals. Please check out the many opportunities!

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! Please send reports to Donna Kinslow by March 15th.
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Award deadlines

February 1st

$20,000 Young Artist Award

$20,000 Ellis Piano Duo Award

$3,000 Student/Collegiate Auditions Award

$2,500 NFMC Thelma A. Robinson Ballet Award

$1,750 NFMC Wendell Irish Viola Award

$1,500 Stillman Kelley/Thelma Byrum Awards for instrumental & piano

$1,500 NFMC Hinda Honigman Performance Award for the Blind

$1,250 NFMC Alpha Corinne Mayfield Award in Opera Performance

$800 NFMC Vivian Menees Nelson Award for the Disabled and Visually Impaired

$100 NFMC Angie Greer Music in Poetry Award

March 1st

$4,000 Emil & Ruth Beyer Composition Awards

$2,000 NFMC Joyce Walsh Award for the Handicapped

$2,000 NFMC Mary Alice Cox Strings Award

$1,750 Martha Marcks Mack Junior Vocal Award

$1,500 NFMC Student/Collegiate Composition Awards

$1,500 NFMC Virgina Allison Collaborative Award

$1,500 NFMC Dorothy Dann Bullock Music Therapy Scholarship

$1,500 NFMC Oscar Valentin Violin Award

$1,250 NFMC Carolyn Nelson Double Reed Award

$1,000 Marilyn Caldwell Piano Award

$1,500 NFMC Lynn Freeman Olson Composition Award

$1,000 NFMC Music for the Blind Composition Award

$1,000 W. Paul Benzinger/Valentin Music for the Blind Performance Award

$ 800 NFMC Ernest A Bluhm Flute Award

$ 800 NFMC Myrtle Mehan/Hazel Morgan Music Education Scholarship

$ 750 NFMC Irma Carey-Wilson Music Therapy Scholarship

$ 650 NFMC Ruth B Robertson Music Therapy Scholarhip

$ 600 NFMC Elizabeth Greiger Wiegand Sacred Music of the Faiths Award

$ 500 NFMC Claire Ulrich Whitehurst (Flanagan) Piano Award

More details can be found on the national website: www.nfmc-music.org

All applications/submissions must be submitted online.


April 4th NWA Gives for Opera in the Ozarks

May 5-12 National Music Week, Theme: Music -- A Magic Key

May 17-18 MFMC Convention, Cape Girardeau

May 18 MFMC Junior Festival State Competition

June 18-22 NFMC National Convention, Jacksonville, FL

July 17-20 Federation Days at Opera in the Ozarks, Eureka Springs, AR

Report Deadlines of March 1st

Club Yearbooks should be sent to MFMC President Julie Watson and NFMC Yearbook chair Patsy Whitaker

Parade of American Music reports should be sent to state chair Marilyn Caldwell and regional chair Carla Johnson for participation certificates. Contest Entries should be sent directly to national chair Deborah Freeman.

Missouri Fundraiser for Opera in the Ozarks Music Stands

Missouri is raising money this year to buy music stands for Opera in the Ozarks. They cost approximately $50 each. How many will your club donate?