SAVE THE DATE!

July 22-23, 2016  BREVARD WEEKEND.  North Carolina is the host state this year. Take a mini-vacation in the serene mountains of NC and hear beautiful music in our world famous music camp, Brevard Music Center.  Michael Edwards, newly elected President of NFMC, will be our national guest.  There will be concerts and opera to enjoy, as well as socializing with members from our 13-state Southeast Region.  This summer marks the first time our new Southeast Region/Beth McAuley Scholarship in the amount of $2000 will be awarded.  Come meet the winner!

 

Minutes of the 2015 Conference

NCFMC Minutes – June 6, 2015 Executive Committee
NCFMC Minutes June 6, 2015 General Meeting

Madeline Bauer wins President’s Cup

MadelineBauerLenoir pianist Madeline Bauer was recently honored by the National Federation of Music Clubs as recipient of the President’s Cup Award for excellence in piano performance. The 90-point trophy is awarded to outstanding musicians who have earned at least as many points in the annual Festival Spring Auditions. Miss Bauer earned a total of 93 points during her 14 years in the Festival, with a perfect record of Superior ratings in the piano solo/piano concerto events. Miss Bauer is the first student in North Carolina to earn this very prestigious award. She has been a student of Hickory pianist and teacher Robert Setzer, whose students number a long list of state, regional and national winners in competition events.

Madeline, age 19, is the daughter of Dr. Brian and Cynthia Bauer of Lenoir, and is a May graduate of the Caldwell Early College High School. She was a state winner in the North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs scholarship awards auditions in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2013. Aside from her classical skills, Madeline has also served as keyboardist for the youth and adult praise team of the Flemings Chapel Baptist Church in Lenoir. Madeline has recently finished her freshman year at Furman University.

Junior Festival Day

Rick Setzer has just announced that Junior Festival Day will be Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Western Avenue Baptist Church in Statesville, NC.  Details will follow soon.  This program will include Scholarship and Royalty winners from throughout the state.  Please make plans to attend this outstanding concert of NC Junior musicians.

Student/Collegiate Auditions

The Student/Collegiate Auditions were held at UNCG, Sunday, February 15, 2015.  A first place award of $700 in woman’s voice was earned by mezzo-soprano, Allyson Goff, a student of Dr. Clara O’Brien at UNCG.  Ms. Goff is eligible to compete for national awards of a minimum of $3000.  A second place award of $300 in piano was presented to Julia Van Patter, student of Dr. Joseph DiPiazza of UNCG.  The auditions were coordinated by NCFMC President, Joel Adams, who is also Student/Collegiate Chairman.  Dr. Timothy Lindeman, Dr. Judith Howle and Ellen Linton were judges for the event.

Important Dates for Spring – 2015

Below are important dates for teachers and students for Spring 2015 related to Festival Winners, Student/Collegiate Auditions and Royalty Competition entrants.

 

February 15 – Student/Collegiate Auditions at UNCG

March 7 – Capitol District Royalty Auditions

  • Postmark deadline: February 15

March 21 – Southern District Royalty Auditions

  • Postmark deadline: March 2

March 28 – Piedmont District Royalty Auditions

  • Postmark deadline: March 17

April 18 – Junior State Finals at UNCG