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!

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.

2017 State Convention

2017 State Convention

Going for the Gold

Central Methodist University
Swinney Conservatory of Music
411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, MO 65248

Tentative Schedule
Thursday, May 18
7:30 pm      Executive Board Meeting, Megraw House

Friday, May 19
8:45 AM      Registration begins
9:00 AM      Opening Session
10:10 AM    Musical Interlude
Noon          Luncheon
1:00 PM      Together We Sing
1:30 PM      Afternoon session
4:00 PM      Adjourn to check out area options
6:00 PM      Banquet
7:30 PM      Concert: Drs Jon & Mia Hynes

Saturday, May 20
8:45 AM      Registration
9:00 AM      Memorial Service
9:30 AM      Morning Session
10:30 AM     Musical Interlude
11:30 AM     Installation of Officers/Silent Auction closes
Noon           Luncheon
1:30 PM      State Juniors Competition

Registration is due by May 10th.

2017 MFMC Convention registration paper
2017 MFMC Convention online registration  (preferred)

I have held a block of rooms at the Comfort Inn Booneville for $109.99/night held until April 23rd. Call 660-882-5317 and ask for the MFMC rate. Deadline is May 5th.  Another alternative is staying in the dorm at $30/night, however you will need to bring your own pillow and linens. Contact Julie Watson for more details.

MFMC Fall Planning Meeting

Official Call

MFMC Fall Planning Session

August 19-20, 2016
Steinway Piano Gallery &
Day Spring School of the Arts
Maryland Heights, MO

All club members are encouraged to attend, not just officers!
o Young Artist Concert on Friday Night
o Officer Reports
o NFMC – MFMC Business
o Updates from IPFAC, Young Artist, Festival
o Tips for Rejuvenating your club
o Festival Bulletin Recital (Piano solo Pre-Primary to Moderately Difficult 3)
Registration: $15 per person, includes lunch. Please respond by August 10
MFMC Fall Planning Session 2016  Make checks payable to: MFMC
Send to: Julie Watson, MFMC President, 4800 Belleview, Kansas City, MO 64112
Can send information to and mail check.

Club Affiliation: ______________
Name: _________________Phone: ____________ Email: _______________
Name: _________________Phone: ____________ Email: _______________

Convention Hotel:
Hampton Inn St Louis/Westport
2454 Old Dorsett Rd
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

$99/night rate for King or 2 Doubles if booked by August 4th
Make reservations online here or call 314-298-7878. Ask for MFMC rate.

For more information, look at State Meeting details page.


MFMC State Convention

“Exploring the Possibilities”

May 6-7, 2016
Grace Episcopal Church
820 Howard St
Carthage, Missouri 64836

Members of the Missouri Federation of Music Clubs are called to gather for the annual state convention in Carthage, May 6-7, 2016. We have plans for a memorable convention, so clear the calendar, make your plans and reservations, bring your club members, and be a part of the fun!  See you there!

Event               No.       Price   =    Cost

Registration  _____     @  $25   =   $________
Fri Luncheon ____     @  $11 =   $________
Fri Dinner      ____     @  $20   =   $________
Sat Luncheon ____     @  $11   =   $________

TOTAL Registration                   $________

Convention Donation:              $________

 Thank you for helping to defray convention expenses.            

Make checks payable to “MFMC”. Mail form & check by April 27 to:

Julie Watson, MFMC Registration
4800 Belleview
Kansas City, MO 64112

MFMC Convention Hotel Information

Best Western Precious Moments
2701 Hazel St
Carthage, MO 64836

Free Breakfast – Free Parking

Special MFMC rates: under $77 per night for rooms on Thurs & Friday nights- May 5 & 6

Hurry! A block of rooms is being held for MFMC conference at this special rate until April 20th. Not available online. Please call and mention Missouri Federation of Music Clubs to receive this special rate. Call today!

Tentative SCHEDULE

Thursday, May 5

7:30 PM                                  Executive Board at Betty Watson’s home

Friday, May 6

8:30 AM                             Registration begins
9:00 AM                 Opening Session & reports
Noon                                                  Luncheon
1:15 PM                               Together We Sing
1:45 PM                   Exploring the Possibilities
2:15 PM      Junior Festival/Senior Club tracks
3:30 PM     Adjourn to check out area options
6:00 PM                                                 Dinner
7:30 PM    Concert:  Chamber Singers +more
9:00 PM                      Post Concert Reception

Saturday, May 7

8:30 AM                                        Registration
9:00 AM                               Memorial Service
9:30 AM                   Exploring the Possibilities
10:30 AM                 Workshop: Glenda Austin
Noon                                                  Luncheon

1:30-3:30 PM                     Junior Competition held at
First United Methodist Church, 617 S. Main St., Carthage, MO

Hope to see you there!


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