WMC Student Events: 2016 - 2017

NFMC Festival in Manassas
Student Recitals
WMC Scholarship Competitions - Piano, Instrumental, Vocal Senior Scholarship Competition


NFMC Festival in Manassas


Manassas Baptist Church, 8800 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA

February 24: Special Circumstance Students


February 25: Piano


March 11: Vocal & Instruments other than piano, make up


The National Federation of Music Club Festivals program is designed to stimulate interest in American and world music and encourage participants to reach high standards of musical achievement. It is not a competition but an opportunity to perform and receive evaluations. All WMC members are eligible to enter students in the festival but must federate their students into a Junior Club with VFMC and pay those dues by a date to be determined. (Contact VFMC Treasurer, Nathalie Steinbach, at ymsfred@earthlink.com.) Teachers are asked to attend an informational meeting about the Manassas Festival in the early fall. Applications are submitted online in early January. Teachers are expected to read the rules as published in the NFMC Festival Bulletin and are responsible for the music selections of their students. Every participating teacher is expected to judge in the festival. Contact Mary Beran at beranmusic@comcast.net or 540-347-5359 for more information.


Student Recitals


Co Chairmen: Grace Reid – creatingmusicjoy@gmail.com
Soo Cho - jinnie888@gmail.com

RECITAL I Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Postmark Deadline: October 22, 2016

RECITAL II Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Postmark Deadline: January 28, 2017

RECITAL III Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 2:00 pm

GOLD CUP/SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS RECITAL
STUDENT RECITAL
Postmark Deadline: April 29, 2017

These events are open to all members’ students on their chosen instrument. 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.

Provide the information in the format below (or use this Word document). 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
Gold Cup to be received (for Gold Cup Recital only)

Include teacher’s name, email address, and telephone number below the last entry. List the total the number of students and the total fee at the bottom and send the form and one check per studio (made out to the Woodbridge Music Club) to: Grace Reid, 14531 Crossfield Way, Woodbridge, VA 22191

FEE $7.00 per performer, non-refundable
No fee for Gold Cup Recitalists – This is an honor earned!

LOCATION St. Paul United Methodist Church
1400 G Street, Woodbridge, VA


WMC Scholarship Competitions


Applications for these three events were sent out by email in January 2017 and are here: Piano, Vocal, Instrumental.

Kiki Thomaidis Piano Competition

Co/Chairs: Laura Riski, Rudene Jones, & Irene Cimino Roberts

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm* St. Paul UMC

*applicants will be notified with more specific time

Winners Recital: Sunday, March 5, 2017, 5:00 pm St. Paul UMC

Mandatory performance in Winners Recital to be awarded a prize

Awards
Piano Division 1 $75, $50, $25
Piano Division 2 $100, $75, $50
Piano Division 3 $150, $125, $100
Piano Division 4 $225, $200, $175
Piano Division 5 $300, $275, $250
Eligibility: Applicants must study piano privately with a member of the Woodbridge Music Club.
Application Fees: $20

Repertoire: Student must perform one memorized composition.
Suggested repertoire from his/her solo class in the current festival (either required or choice piece).
No repeats. Max time - 8 minutes.
An original copy of the music is required for the judges.
Division 1 – Elementary Class I through Elementary Class II
Division 2 – Elementary Class III through Elementary IV
Division 3 – Medium through Moderately Difficult II
Division 4 - Moderately Difficult III through Difficult II
Division 5 - Very Difficult I through Musically Advanced II

The decision of the judges is final.
Postmark deadline: February 11, 2017

WMC Vocal Competition

Vocal Chair: Debora Madsen

Saturday, March 4, 2017, afternoon*, St. Paul UMC

*applicants will be notified with more specific time

Winners Recital: Sunday, March 5, 2017, 5:00 pm, St. Paul UMC

Mandatory performance in Winners Recital to be awarded a prize

Awards: $300, $200
Eligibility: Applicants must study voice privately or be in a school choral group under the direction of a member of the Woodbridge Music Club.
Application Fees: $20

Repertoire: Student must perform one memorized composition. Suggested repertoire from his/her solo class in the current festival (either required or choice piece).
No repeats. Max time - 8 minutes.
An original copy of music is required for the judges.

The decision of the judges is final.
Postmark deadline: February 11, 2017

WMC Instrumental Competition

Chair: Zuill Bailey

Saturday, March 4, 2017, afternoon (*applicants will be notified with more specific time), St. Paul UMC


Winners Recital: Sunday, March 5, 2017, 5:00 pm, St. Paul UMC

Mandatory performance in Winners Recital to be awarded a prize

Awards: Instrumental Division 1 - $ 150, $100, Instrumental Division 2 - $300, $200
Eligibility: Applicants must study privately or participate in a school music group under a teacher who is a member of the Woodbridge Music Club. They must perform on the same instrument that they play in the school music group under the Woodbridge Music Club member.
Application Fee: $20

Repertoire: Student must perform one composition. Suggested repertoire from the VBODA Manual, grades 2-6 or the composition from the solo class in the current festival, Elementary I or higher. No repeats. Max time - 8 minutes. Memorization is not required. An original copy of the music is required for the judges.
Division 1 – Middle School (grades 6-8)
Division 2 – High School (grades 9-12)

The decision of the judges is final.
Postmark deadline: February 11, 2017

Senior Scholarship Competition

Chair: Laura Riski

Monday, May 8, 2017, 7:00 pm, St. Paul UMC


Winners Recital: May 13, 2017 – 2:00 pm, St. Paul UMC

This scholarship is designed for graduating seniors who will be attending college. All instruments/voice are eligible. Each entrant is required to perform two contrasting works from memory and bring one official copy of the music for the judges (no photocopies). The competition will include an interview.

Awards: First place $500, Second place $350, Third place $200
Eligibility: Vocal and instrumental applicants must study privately or participate in a school music group under a teacher who is a member of the Woodbridge Music Club. Piano applicants must study piano with a member of the Woodbridge Music.

Winners are expected to perform in the WMC Gold Cup/Scholarship Winners Recital Sunday, May 13, 2017 – 2:00 pm - St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Information sheet (PDF format)
Application (PDF & WORD formats) Fee: $25

The decision of the judges is final.
Postmark deadline: April 17, 2017