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.

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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”

Congratulations!