MFMC Fall Meeting 2018

Dorsey Hall – Columbia College
1007 Rogers St
Columbia, MO 65201
Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 10:30 AM-3:30 PM

All Missouri Federation members are called to meet in Columbia for our fall planning meeting. We will share the latest information from National, discuss bylaws and vote on nominations for NFMC and IPFAC. The Junior track will be a Festival Management Panel Discussion. The Senior track will feature tips on how to earn $$ awards for your local club and keeping members motivated. There will be performances by our Church Musician of the Year, Bill Gibson and MFMC Opera in the Ozarks award recipient, Ira Stecher. There is no registration fee to attend. However, lunch will be approx. $10 from Panera. Please register by August 22nd so we can plan appropriately.

Check out the State Meeting tab for the schedule.

Columbia College map

Entry to Dorsey Hall is at the right of the circle drive when you step on campus. Those needing an elevator should enter at the left of the circle, on first floor of St. Clair. Head east to get to the elevator, then straight ahead and east when you exit the elevator. Pink on map indicates doors. We will meet in the chapel on the 2nd floor of Dorsey Hall.

Registration form     Hope to see you there!

Junior Composers Strike A Winning Note


The Junior Composers Competition is where young musical talent, whether emerging or experienced, can receive recognition for their compositional creativity.  This competition is for all composers ages 9-18. Entrants do not need to be studying composition and, for some, it is their first attempt at creating a work. Any member of a Junior Club or any Individual Junior member is eligible. Entries must be sent as a pdf, produced and notated via a notation software program or hand notated, scanned and emailed.  Digital recordings are required for all classes.

This year the Missouri Federated Music Club awarded prizes in Classes II, II and IV.  Previous entries have included everything from an 8 measure piano piece to a 20 minute piano quartet; from ragtime to new age; from pieces with very simple rhythm to those with amazing complexity.

We are proud to announce the winners of this year’s 2018 Junior Composer Competition along with their recordings.  We hope you enjoy their wonderful works!

Class II Evan MarshallEchoes

Class III Abigail CoatesMinuet & Trio in D minor

Class IV Olivia BennettNefarious

2018 Junior Festival State Winners

The Festival State Competition for Juniors was held on May 19th at 1:30p at the Country Club United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Mo. Sixteen district winners from throughout the state participated.

We are please to announce the state winners of the Junior Festival State Competition:

1st Place:

Willy Jiang, piano, student of David Tauscher
Alexa Morgan, voice, student of Myra Lemons
Michael Lu, violin, student of Joseph Kaminsky

Honorable Mention:

Noah Gruman, violin, student of LaVonne McDaniel
Bethany Manring, piano, student of Kristi Larsen
Dawson Ren, piano, student of Marlita Weiss

Youth Music Camps at Inspiration Point scholarship:

Tanner Henley, piano, student of Karen Larvick


MFMC Centennial Convention 2018

Convention dates: May 17-19, 2018

Now that MFMC is 100 years old, it’s time to celebrate! We are delighted to have internationally acclaimed composer, arranger, pianist Mark Hayes and host NFMC National President Michael Edwards. There will be a Centennial Choir directed by Mark Hayes. (Any interested members please contact Marilyn Miller as soon as possible.) Our Friday night concert will feature Mark Hayes and former Young Artists Mia Hynes and James Cockman III. Mark Hayes will also give 2 workshops during the convention. Friday afternoon will be a reading session. Saturday morning will be the Junior track on Improvisation/Arranging/Modulating. The senior track will have a Music Therapy presentation by Rachelle Norman. David Izzard will give a presentation on how music makes it to the big screen. The Centennial Choir will perform on Saturday morning along with former Ellis Duo Janet Fetterman with Mia Hynes and 2018 Most Musical Family, the Bryants from Bolivar.

All events will be held at Country Club United Methodist Church in the charming Plaza/Brookside neighborhood of Kansas City. The church is on the NW corner of Wornall Road and 57th Street, and 4 blocks east of Ward Parkway. Please use the south entrance. There is a small parking lot and street parking is available.

Attire: meetings are dressy casual and the banquet is formal.

Lodging is at the Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza at One East 45th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111. The rate is $129/night plus tax and must be booked by Friday, April 27th. This link will work for Thursday and/or Friday night accommodations only. If you wish to stay additional nights, please call 866-280-6326. The group code is MCL or ask for Missouri Federation of Music Clubs. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle within 5 miles, which can be used to/from the convention site.

We are working on tours of either the Kauffman Performing Arts Center and/or the Piano Technicians Guild’s Jack Wyatt Museum for Friday afternoon for those not involved in the choir. Please let us know of your interest on the registration form.

Please register online here by May 10th.

Registration Deadline is Thursday, May 10th.

Registration $30
Friday Lunch $12
Friday Formal Banquet $37
Saturday Lunch $12
Total for all: $91


Look at the State Meeting page for more details, including the schedule.

2018 Junior Composer winners

We would like to announce the winners of our MFMC State Junior Composers Contest.

Class IV:

1st place:   Olivia Bennett, student of Carlyle Sharpe, for “Nefarious”
2nd place:  Madeline Stoces, student of Jennifer Harkey, for “The Minerva Thief”

Class III:

1st place:   Abigail Coates, student of Cindy Dittrich, for “Minuet & Trio in D minor”
2nd place:  Sarah Miller, student of Leann Rodman, for “Mist in the Forgotten Garden”

Class II:

1st place:   Evan Marshall, student of Chris Vitt, for “Echoes”
2nd place:  Sophia Tasset, student of Rebecca Scott, for “Caught in the Wind”


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