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 Myra Lemons 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. (Keep checking back here for more details.)

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 Thursday, April 19th. 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.

Each district will give a presentation featuring 20 years of our history. District Assignments:

1918-1938 is District IV
1938-1958 is District II
1958-1978 is District VI
1978-1998 is District V
1998-2018 is District I

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

Reminder for Club Presidents: please bring 2 copies of your club report – and plan to walk in the processional for the banquet. I will send you a report template very soon.

Agenda (tentative)

Thursday, May 17, 20187:00 PM State Board Meeting

Friday, May 18, 2018

8:30 AM…….Registration

9:00 AM…….Opening Session, including Mark Hayes address

10:00 AM…..Musical Interlude/District Presentation

11:00 AM…..Musical Interlude/District Presentation

12:00 PM…..Lunch

1:00 PM…….Together We Sing

1:15 PM…….Mark Hayes Workshop

2:05 PM…….District Presentation

2:15 PM…….Break

2:30 PM…….Centennial Choir Rehearsal

…..others are invited to tour the Kauffman Performing Arts Center or PTG Piano Museum

4:30 PM…….Adjourn rehearsal

5:30 PM…….Formal Banquet with processional, NFMC President Michael Edwards

7:30 PM…….Concert (open to public)

9:15 PM…….Reception

Saturday, May 19, 2018

8:30 AM……Memorial Service

9:00 AM……Mark Hayes Workshop

9:45 AM……District Presentation

10:00 AM….Break

10:10 AM….Workshop

10:40 AM….District Presentation

11:00 AM….Centennial Choir Concert (open to public)

12:00 PM….Lunch

1:30 PM……Junior State Competition


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”