WMC Board Mtg, April 21, 2017

Dear Woodbridge Music Club Members:

We held a WMC Board Meeting on Friday, April 21and had a fairly good turn out for the meeting with 12 members present. All of the officers were in attendance, and 13 committees were represented by the members present. I have attached the agenda we followed for the meeting, however we did discuss quite a few other items that were not reflected on the agenda. Our discussions on various topics were lengthy in some cases, but I believe we got a lot of issues out on the table and either made decisions or determined a way ahead to address many of the issues I mentioned in the email announcing the meeting.

Scholarship Competition, Mar 4

Dear Woodbridge Music Club Members:

The WMC Scholarship Competition is coming up March 4th (winners' recital March 5). If you have students who want to compete, please submit the appropriate WMC Scholarship Application Form (attached below) to the chairperson indicated for each competition. Please note that this year there is a separate Chairperson for each of the Piano, Instrumental, and Vocal competitions. The postmark deadline for all applications is February 11, 2017.

Historically, this has been a very successful program for students of our Woodbridge Music Club members. We have changed some of the eligibility requirements this year - primarily the requirement that all student competitors must study with a member of the Woodbridge Music Club. We have also established a new category of membership - Secondary School Associate Membership - which allows high school music teachers the opportunity to join our club and enter their students in the Scholarship Competitions and other programs offered by the National Federation of Music Clubs. Hopefully this will build the number of Instrumental and Voice participants in our Scholarship Competitions and increase opportunities for these Prince William County students to further their music education.

If you have any question concerning the Scholarship Competition, please contact the appropriate chairperson as indicated on the Application Forms:

Piano: Laura Riski
Instrumental: Zuill Bailey
Vocal: Debora Madsen

The application forms are available by clicking the category above.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this important Woodbridge Music Club event as we continue to encourage the young musicians in our area to reach for new levels of musical achievement.

Paul Brady
President, Woodbridge Music Club

Student Recital, Feb 11, 2017

Dear Woodbridge Music Club Teachers:

The WMC Student RECITAL will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1400 G Street, Woodbridge, VA. Postmark Deadline: January 28, 2017.

The Student Recital is open to all members’ students on their chosen instruments. Ensemble playing is encouraged. Student expectations: wear appropriate performance attire (“Dress for Success” - no jeans or t-shirts), arrive 5-10 minutes early, perform solo pieces from memory, and bow when finished. (Duets and instrumental works with accompaniment may be played with music as is the tradition.) Please limit total time for long pieces. No repeats. Teachers should discuss expectations with their students so they are well prepared.

The new Student Application Form is
here. You may use this form or provide the information in the format below. Be sure to list each student individually:

  • Title (time in minutes)
  • Composer’s Name (first & last)
  • Movement tempo marking (if performing a movement of a larger work)
  • Student’s name
  • Instrument
  • Accompanist or duet partner’s name when applicable
  • Student’s age, grade, level of difficulty, and festival level
Include teacher’s name, email address, and telephone number below the last entry. List the total number of students and the total fee at the bottom. Send the form and one check per studio (made out to the Woodbridge Music Club) to: Grace Reid, 14531 Crossfield Way, Woodbridge, VA 22191. The student application form may be emailed to Grace Reid at creatingmusicjoy@gmail.com, and the check mailed to the address above.

FEE $7.00 per performer, non-refundable. Submit one check for all of your students made out to Woodbridge Music Club.

I look forward to receiving your student applications.

Musically Yours, Grace Reid and Soo Cho