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

Minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting – November 8, 2014

North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs Executive Committee Meeting
Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Greensboro, NC
November 8, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes (pdf)

Chair positions for 2015 Junior Finals Auditions announced

Lynn Wilemon of Statesville and Robert Setzer of Hickory have agreed to chair the Junior Finals Auditions at UNCG next spring.  Please look for their information from Club Presidents and/or Area Festival Chairmen regarding the auditions process.

Photos from the Brevard Music Center

These photos were taken by Corresponding Secretary, Rachel Stenbuck, at the 66th Annual NFMC Southeast Region Brevard Weekend, July 18-19, 2014.

Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting – May 3, 2014

held at the First Baptist Church, Greensboro, NC

Download the meeting notes – NCFMC Bd of Directors Mtg Min, 5-3-14