History of the Minnesota Federation of Music Clubs

Established on April 14, 1921 in Minneapolis


Meetings and Conventions


2011 – Spring State Meeting – Schmitt Music, Galleria – Edina, MN

  • Lana Bailey Gift – $500.00 donated to fund in honor of outgoing national president
  • Adult Composers’ Critique award increased from $100 to $200
  • Adult Composers’ Critique winners:
    • Marcia Benson of Clearwater and Heidi Hansen of Becker performed their winning composition, an entertaining piano duet entitled Boog-E-Lise
  • International Music Camp Summer Scholarships awarded to Erin Grout, flute; and Melody Rossiter, violin
  • Junior Composers’ Contest: Four Minnesota students were declared regional winners and advanced to the national level:
 Christina Li, Julie Kloehn, Christopher Neiner and Dylan Perese
  • Junior Composers’ Scholarship Winners: Luke Gion and Rachel Pompa, , Andy Troska, Chris Neiner and Dylan Perese

2011 – Summer State Meeting and 55th State Convention held in Willmar, Minnesota

  • West Central Teachers Club and Willmar Musicale, Hosts
  • Convention Highlights | Performances
    • Promise – vocal jazz quartet
    • Kingery Family
    • Young Artist Nicholas Pallesen scheduled to perform
 but cancelled
    • Concert given by local musician – vocalist Richard Yague
    • Presenters: Tracy Lipke-Perry on collaborative musicians, Randall Davidson on composition
  • National Guest: NFMC National President Carolyn Nelson
  • Festival Honors Recital
  • Time of Remembrance

2011 – State Meeting (Willmar):

  • Election of Officers:
President – Pat Steege; 1st Vice-President – Stacey Voit; 2nd Vice-President – Mary Wescot; Secretary – Mary Kaye Rabaey;
 Treasurer – Peggy Skrogstad; National Board Representative – Sarah Twedt; Historian – Cheryl Schmidt; Student Auditions and Awards- Ann Oleksowicz has agreed to assume the chair position of this committee; Teacher Trust Grant Chair – Mary Strasser; International Music Camp Chair – Karen Erickson
  • MFMC members will need to have a user name and password to access the membership list on the web site
  • Thanks to West Central Teachers Cllub and Willmar Musicale for hosting the state convention
  • Happy 80th anniversary to Willmar Musicale
  • Representatives from seventeen clubs gave reports regarding their club activities


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