History of the Minnesota Federation of Music Clubs

Established on April 14, 1921 in Minneapolis


Meetings and Conventions


2015 – All Member Spring State Meeting – Warroad, MN – April 18,2015

  • Explore obtaining bonding insurance for board members handling finances
  • Number of Festival participants declining
  • Five Festival Grand Cup Winners

2015 – 57th State Convention (32nd Biennial) – First Lutheran Church -Marshall, MN – July 30th, 2015

  • Election of state officers:  Mary Wescott, President – Nancy Fisher, 1st Vice President – Sarah Twedt, 2nd Vice President, Mary Kaye Rabaey, Secretary – Gwen Degner, Treasurer – Karen Erickson, Historian – National Board Representative, Cheryl Schmidt
  • Special Guest: Karen Bourne, North Central Region 1st Vice President
  • Nadine Berg becomes new MFMC Festival Chair
  • State Sudent Auditions had three winners

2016 – Executive Board Meeting – Bethlehem Lutheran Church – St. Cloud, MN – April 9, 2016

  • NFMC notification of price increase in Festival Cups
  • Two Festival Grand Cups and Four President Cups recipients
  • Discontiue monetary awards for Grand and President Cup recipients
  • Scholarships and Grants committee places caps on amounts of monetary distribution
  • Two scholarships awarded for students to attend International Music Camp


2016 – All Members Summer State Meeting – Bethlehem Lutheran Church – St. Cloud, MN – July 27, 2016

  • Membership dues increased to $30.00
  • Highlights shared regarding the NFMC National Convention
  • Discussion regarding obtaining grants via the Arts Legacy Fund to help with Festival expenses.  MFMC can be the fiscal host for these grants

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