State Meeting details

Official Call

Annual Spring Convention

May 5-6, 2023
“Music is the Soul of Life”
Rock Bridge Christian Church
301 Green Meadows Road
Columbia MO 65203

MFMC Convention Hotel Information
Stoney Creek Inn
2601 S. Providence
Columbia MO 65203

Free Breakfast and Parking

Rooms are $115/night if booked before April 13th. Group code is MFMC23.

1. Call for reservations: 573-442-6400, choose option 3.
2. Book online here


8:30a Registration begins
9-10:15a Executive Committee meeting
10:30a -Noon Opening Session, guest address, reports
Noon Luncheon from Jose Jalapenos
1:00p Sing-a-Long
1:15p Afternoon Session – Continuation of Reports
2:00p Musical Moment – McHaney winner: Sarah Miller
2:45p Junior and Senior Clubs sharing/brainstorming session
3:30p Stroll through Shelter Gardens (weather permitting)
4:00p adjourn until dinner
5:15p Evening Banquet, catered by HyVee
7:00p Leave for “Cinco de Mayo” concert at First Baptist Church, 1112 E Broadway, Columbia


8:30a Registration
9:00a Memorial Service
9:30-10:00a Music/Magic Show by David Gillam
10:15a Musical Moment – Most Musical Family, The Basi Family
11:00a Awards and Recognitions
11:30a Adjournment
Noon Luncheon from Panera
1:00p-3:00p Junior Competition

Click here for registration form

Registration $35 pp
Friday lunch $10 pp
Friday banquet $25 pp
Friday concert $10 pp
Saturday lunch $15 pp

Make checks payable to “MFMC”
Send registration forms and checks by April 25th to

Judy Shaw, MFMC registration
502 Manor Drive
Columbia MO 65203

Official Call

Annual Spring Convention

May 13-14, 2022
“Music for All”
Living Lord Lutheran Church
500 Cedar Circle Drive
Lake St Louis, Missouri

MFMC Convention Hotel Information
Hampton Inn Wentzville
150 Wentzville Bluffs Dr.
Wentzville, MO. 63385


Rooms are at the special convention rate of $129/night, if booked before April 21, 2022.

1. Call reservation at 636-445-3780
2. Book online using group code MOF


8:30a Registration begins
9-10:15a Executive Committee meeting
10:30a -Noon Opening Session, guest address, reports
Noon Luncheon
1:00p Sing-a-Long
1:15p Afternoon Session – Presentation/workshop with Marschnee Strong
2:50p Guests – Shen Wen and Jim Mayhew, Native American Flute and Piano
3:30p Continuation of reports
4:00p Junior and Senior Clubs sharing/brainstorming session
6:00p Dinner
7:30p Concert: Piano (Young Artist) Rachel Breen
9:00p Post Concert Reception


8:30a Registration
9:00a Memorial Service
9:30-10:00a Teacher Recital – Federation Duets, performed by Janelle Lutz and Carrie Conklin of the Show-Me Club
10:15a Musical Moment – McClure 2021 Winner, Carter Moore, voice
11:00a Awards and Recognitions
11:30a Adjournment
Noon Luncheon
1:30p Junior Competition

Our guest speaker will be Jean Moffatt, South Central Regional Vice President, from Texas.


Club Name___________________________________________________________

Event No. Price = Cost

Registration___________@ $30 = $__________
Fri. Luncheon__________@ 15 = $__________
Fri. Dinner __________ @25 = $__________
Sat. Luncheon_________ @15 = $__________

TOTAL Registration $___________

Convention Donation $___________
Thank you for helping to defray convention expenses

Make checks payable to “MFMC”
Mail form & check by May 6 to:

Judy Shaw, MFMC Registration
502 Manor Dr.
Columbia, MO 65203

Federation Days and Opera in the Ozarks Festival 2021 Official Call
IPFAC Board & Annual Membership Meetings

July 21-24, 2021
Best Western Inn of the Ozarks
Eureka Springs, Arkansas


Chairman: Jean Moffatt, South Central Region Vice-President, NFMC
Host State: Kansas FMC, Janis Saket, President
Headquarters: Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
National Guest: Dr. Ouida Keck, Past President, NFMC
Theme: “Operatunities” are Back at OIO

Registration Information


Best Western Inn of the Ozarks
207 W. Van Buren
Eureka Springs, Arkansas (479) 253-9768
Room Rates: $109 Single or Double per night

Make reservations by June 15, 2021 Mention that you are with NFMC and IPFAC

Opera Tickets

Reserve online at
All seats reserved; $30 and $25
Wednesday, July 21:
“The Magic Flute” abridged family opera and additional selections from opera and Broadway
Thursday, July 22:
“Lucia Di Lammermoor” — Donizetti
Friday, July 23:
“Cendrillon” — Massenet

Ride the nightly shuttle for $30

The Silent Auction is back!

We were afraid this favorite activity would be impossible because of the pandemic, but the silent auction to benefit OIO is back on with Missouri FMC president Connie Craig in charge So bring your treasures and your dollars and prepare to do lots of shopping!

Servant Leadership Awards

Started in 2012 by then-South Central Vice- President Gloria Grilk to help fund the 2016 NFMC conference in Tulsa, the popular Ser- vant Leadership Award now benefits Opera in the Ozarks. A total of 48 servant leaders in all five of the NFMC South Central states have been honored in the years since. We like to recognize at least one person from each state and present the award during Federation Days. A tax-deductible donation of at least $50 will be contributed directly to OIO. Send your check and reasons why your choice is deserving to:

Chairman Jean Moffatt
P. O. Box 791
Seminole, Texas 79360

2021 State Convention

Virtual Event on May 14th, 2021
Details coming soon…..

State Junior Competition is May 15, 2021 from 1:30p-3:30p via Zoom

2020 State Convention

Unity Evangelical Lutheran Church
8454 Glen Echo Dr
St Louis, MO 63121
May 1-2, 2020 – Cancelled

2019 State Convention

Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus
512 S. Fountain St
Cape Girardeau, MO
May 16-18, 2019

All events will be held at the beautiful River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University at 512 S. Fountain Street. Please be careful as your GPS may take you to the main campus if you use SEMO Music Department. Please park in the lot for the Cultural Arts Center. You will need a parking pass, so please pre-register here. The meetings will be held in Dobbins Center, Room 120. The Senior track will meet in Room 126. The hospitality room is Room 126. The recitals open to the public (Friday night and Saturday afternoon) will be in the the Shuck Recital Hall of the Seminary Building.

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

The Friday night concert and Saturday afternoon Junior Competition are both open to the public. Other events require registration. The convention is not limited to MFMC members – we welcome your musical friends! We’d love to introduce them to the Federation.

Please register online by May 9th. Please make your check to “MFMC” and send to Julie Watson, MFMC registration, 14032 Hayes St, Overland Park, KS 66221.

Registration $30
Friday lunch $13
Friday formal banquet $30
Saturday lunch $13
Total for all: $86

*Student/Collegiate members get half price of the registration fee ($15).
Student/Collegiate registration


Thursday, May 16
7:00 p.m. State Board Meeting (MFMC Officers and all state chairmen)
Conference room of the Seminary Building on SEMO’s river campus

Friday, May 17
8:45 a.m. Registration begins, Dobbins Center
9:00 a.m. Opening Session of the 101st state convention, include address from Mary Sallee, Dobbins Center, Room 120
10:15 a.m. Musical Moment: Cockman family – Most Musical Family
Noon Lunch: St. Vincent’s Commons
1:00 p.m. Together We Sing-along, Rm 120
1:15 p.m. Afternoon Session: Mary Sallee, Music that Motivates
2:30 p.m. Musical Moment: Ethan Stahl, McHaney Award winner
2:50 p.m. Presentation: Jerry Ford, history of River Campus and Vincentians
3:30 p.m. Adjourn to check out area options
6:00 p.m. Formal Banquet. Featured speaker: NFMC VP Frances Nelson
7:30 p.m. Concert: NFMC Young Artist Natalie Conte, accompanied by Kevin Hampton, Shuck Recital Hall – open to public, Reception following

Saturday, May 18

9:00 a.m. Memorial Service, Rm 120
9:30 a.m. Morning Session: Junior & Senior tracks, Rm 120
Junior: Mary Sallee, “Teaching Jazz & Rags”
Senior: Jerry Ford, “Dreamers”
10:15 a.m. Musical Moment: Erin Hall, McClure Award winner
11:00 a.m. Awards & Recognition
11:20 a.m. Election & Installation of 2019-2021 MFMC Officers
Noon Luncheon: St. Vincent’s Commons
1:30 p.m. Junior Competition, Kathe Quigley chair
Shuck Recital Hall – open to public
Announcement of Winners

River Campus Buildings and Rooms

2018 Fall Meeting

Dorsey Hall – Columbia College
1007 Rogers St
Columbia, MO 65201
Saturday, August 25, 2018

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.

9:00 AM    State Board (Executive Board, Past Presidents, District Directors, and Department Chairs)
10:30 AM  General Meeting
11:45 AM  Musical Moment: 2018 Church Musician of the Year, Bill Gibson
12:00 PM   Lunch – family style from Panera Bread
1:00 PM     Musical Moment: Together We Sing-along
1:15 PM     Junior/Senior Tracks
Junior: Festival Management Panel discussion
Senior: Earning $$ awards for your club / programming your year
2:00 PM    Musical Moment: MFMC Opera in Ozarks award recipient, Ira Stecher
2:20 PM    General Meeting, including Bylaws discussion and Nominations
3:00 PM    Recognition
3:30 PM    Adjourn

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!


2018 Centennial Convention

Country Club United Methodist Church
400 W 57th Street
Kansas City, MO 64113
May 18-19, 2018

Convention Hotel: Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza
1 E. 45th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
$119/night           Ask for the MFMC rate

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 session will be a keyboard reading session. The Saturday morning will be on Hymn Improv/Arranging/Modulating. We will also have a workshop on Music Therapy by Rachelle Norman Saturday morning. David Izzard will give a fascinating presentation on how music makes its way to the big screen.

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 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. Please make your checks out to “MFMC” and send to: Julie Watson, MFMC Registration, 14905 Delmar St, Leawood, KS 66224.

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.

Schedule (tentative)
Thursday, May 17, 2018

7:00 PM       State Board Meeting

Friday, May 18, 2018

8:30 AM…….Registration
9:00 AM…….Opening Session, including Mark Hayes address
10:00 AM…..District IV Presentation
11:00 AM…..District II Presentation
12:00 PM…..Deli Lunch
1:00 PM…….Together We Sing
1:15 PM…….Mark Hayes Keyboard Reading Session
2:05 PM…….District VI Presentation + Jonathan Ray, Opera in the Ozarks alum
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……Junior track: Mark Hayes: Keyboard Improvisation
.                    Senior track: Rachelle Norman: Music Therapy
9:50 AM……District V and I Presentations
10:05 AM….Break
10:15 AM….Presentation: Music Preparation for Film
.                 .Centennial Choir warm-up
11:00 AM….Centennial Choir Concert, former Ellis Duo Janet Fetterman with Mia Hynes, 2018 Most Musical Family: Robbie & Julie Bryant family (open to public)
12:00 PM….BBQ Lunch
1:30 PM……Junior State Competition

Descriptions of the workshops and presenter bios can be found on this site.


2017 Fall Meeting

First Baptist Church of Columbia
1112 E Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201
August 12, 2017

Tentative schedule 9a-3p

More details coming soon….


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
7:00 pm      State Board Meeting, Megraw House
(Executive board, District Directors, State Chairmen)

Friday, May 19
8:45 AM      Registration begins
9:00 AM      Opening Session
10:30 AM    Musical Interlude: Zoe Melcher, 2014 Opera in the Ozarks Artist
Noon          Luncheon
1:15 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
9:00 AM      Memorial Service
9:30 AM      Morning Session: Junior & Senior tracks
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)

Attire: daytime is dressy casual, banquet is dressy

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.

2016 Fall Planning Meeting & Concert

Young Artist Nicholas Susi in concert on Friday, August 19th
Fall Planning Meeting on Saturday, August 20th

 MFMC Fall Planning Session registration

Steinway Piano Gallery                  Day Spring School of the Arts
12033 Dorsett Rd                               2500 Metro Blvd
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Registration: $15, includes lunch          Due by August 10
Make checks payable to MFMC
Mail to: Julie Watson, MFMC President
4800 Belleview
Kansas City, MO 64112

Tentative Schedule
Steinway Piano Gallery
9:00a  Registration
9:15a   General Meeting begins
10:15a  Break out into Junior and Senior club tracks
Juniors: new Festival Bulletin play-through
Seniors: Rejuvenating your club

Day Spring School of the arts
12:20p Lunch
1:15p more MFMC Business

Steinway Piano Gallery
3:00p Continue of Bulletin play through
6:00p End

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

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

Come to greet familiar MFMC faces and meet new faces as we plan for an exciting new year!


2016 State Convention

Exploring the Possibilities

Grace Episcopal Church
820 Howard St
Carthage, Missouri 64836

State Convention pic 2016


Thursday, May 5

7:30 PM                   State Board at Betty Watson’s home
1748 Fairview Ave, Carthage, MO 64836

Friday, May 6

8:30 AM                  Registration begins. Tom Hilton, prelude
9:00 AM                 Opening Session & reports
10:00 AM               Musical Interlude: Christina Greenwood
Noon:                     Luncheon: Mandarin Orange Salad, Chicken Salad on Crescent Roll with Brownie
1:00 PM                  Together We Sing
1:30 PM                   Exploring the Possibilities
2:00 PM                   Musical Interlude: Carol Echols, Church Musician of the Year
2:15 PM                   Junior Festival/Senior Club tracks
3:00 PM                   Opera in the Ozarks Q&A with Jonathan Ray and Christina Casey
3:30 PM                   Adjourn to check out area options
6:00 PM:                 Dinner: Salad, Pork Tenderloin Italian with scallop potatoes, broccoli/asparagus casserole, chocolate truffle
7:30 PM                   Concert:  MSSU Chamber Singers and Christina Casey
.                               Reception following

Saturday, May 7

8:30 AM                   Registration
9:00 AM                   Memorial Service
9:30 AM                   Exploring the Possibilities
10:00 AM                Musical Interlude: Daniel Tague, MFMC McClure Award winner
10:30 AM                 Workshop: Glenda Austin
11:30 AM                 NFMC Conference in Tulsa details; upcoming 100th anniversary
Noon:                       Luncheon: strawberry soup, quiche lorraine with key lime pie

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

2016 MFMC Convention Registration – deadline: April 27