History of the Minnesota Federation of Music Clubs
Established on April 14, 1921 in Minneapolis
Meetings and Conventions
2021 – State Meeting , Virtual, April 24, 2021
- Heritage Direct Savings Account established.
- Festival participation down by almost 20%.
- Two Grand Cup winners and three President’s Cup recipients.
- NFMC meeting scheduled for June canelled due to COVID.
- Louise Lundin in 20th year of serving as MFMC web site manager.
- Junior Composers Institute moved to University of Wisconsin – River Falls.
- Begin getting started using Vivace – online Festival registration. Nominating committee formed to propose a slate of officers to present at the next meeting.
2021 – State Meeting, Virtual, July 22, 2021
- Greetings from national guest, Lori Jessen, National Festivals Chair.
- Some Festivals started using the online registration system, Vivace.
- MFMC product line avaialable on the MFMC website.
- 100th Anniversary celebration annouced for July 20-21, 2022 in Lakeville, MN
- Two tuition assistant grants given.
- MFMC Student Audition Winners – Rachel Lanning, James Cook, Lydia Rahn.
- Grand Cups: Joey Wu, Stpehen Ma
- Junior Composition Contest Winners: Edward Wanger, Tim Guillaume, Emma Lu, Gloria Reitsema, Clara Miller.
- Election of MFMC Officers: President: Nancy Fisher, 1st Vice President: Sarah Twedt, Secretary: Mary Kaye Rabaey, Treasurer: Gwen Degner, Historian: Karen Sue Erickson, National Board Representative: Mary Wescott (appointed position).
2022 – State Meeting, Virtual, April 23, 2022
- More of the MFMC’s Festival clubs used the Vivace online registration system. Fourteen of Twenty – Three sites.
- Grand Cups: Soumya Raman, Kyra Sego, Vishnu Vundamati, Kylee Stoble
- International Music Camp Scholarship: Gabriel Maland
- Junior Composition Winners: Emma Lu, Lke Andrie, William Fang, Kevin Chang, Tim Guillaume, Clara Miller, Stepthen Eisinger, Zeca Brando
- Proposed bylaw and constitution change to eliminate the MFMC 2nd Vice-President position. Approved.
2022 – 100th Anniversary Celebration and State Meeting, Lakeville Holiday Inn, Lakeville, MN, July 20 & 21, 2022
- National Guests: Ouida and George Keck
- Student Showcase Recital
- MFMC Memger Ensembles Recital
- Luncheon honoring past state presidents
- Historial Display
- NFMC Young Artists Duo Pianists Concert: Sylvia Hong and Michael Rector
- “You’ve Come a Long Way Ladies” program by Audrey Johnson
- Anniversary commissioned premier, “Festival Overature”, by Melody Bober
- Historical skit by Ouida and George Keck
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