National Federation of Music Clubs hosts a Federation Festival each spring.  This year the festival will be held on March 5-14, 2021 virtually.  Judging will take place March 15-21. The cost is $20 to enter.  Students play 2 songs by memory for a judge and receives comments.  Students earn points to receive a cup.  The cup takes, at a minimum, 3 years to earn.  Students receive a rating.  If they receive a "Superior" rating then they have the opportunity to enter in the State Federation Festival Competition later in the Spring (Date TBA) in Milwaukee.  The cost to enter the State competition is $30. One song is chosen from a list of American Composers that Mrs. Statz has at the studio.  The other song just needs to be from a different composer in a different style.  While at the District event, students perform 2 pieces as listed above, at the state event, they only play their Required piece (by the American composer).  To learn more you may also visit the Federation website: http://www.wfmc-music.org/

Website where music selections are hosted: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqV5ke88shhJAFVF4DB1D0A


Benefits:  

  1. This festival can provide a second opportunity for those entering in WMTA Auditions to be able to get some feed back on their songs before entering the WMTA Auditions in March.  
  2. This festival can provide an opportunity for students who wish to not participate in the WMTA auditions but still participate in a festival and get feedback on their performance of prepared music.
  3. Students do enter both WMTA Auditions as well as Federation Festival.  However, they may choose one or the other for a variety of reasons including available dates.
The Following students will be competing in 2021:
  1. Kendall A. - Cantabile et Presto by George Enescu & Arioso, Largo from Concerto for Harpsichord by JS Bach
  2. Caleb B. - P2 - Jumpin' June Bugs by Kevin Olson & Procession by Alexander Reinagle
  3. Kate B. - P3- Raptors by Kevin Olson & Minuet in G Major by GP Telemann
  4. Matthew B. - E2 -Spring's Return by Jeanne Costello & Sonatina, Op. 36, No. 3, mvt. 2 by Muzio Clementi
  5. Mandy D. - P2-With a Yo-Ho-Ho! by Catherine Rollin & Sonatina by CH Wilton
  6. Grace H. - P3 - The Swinging Sioux by Randall Hartsell & Sonatina in G Major, And 5 No. 1 by L Beethoven
  7. Julia P. - P2 - Flower Girl of Paris by Christopher Goldston & Gavotte, Op. 81, No. 3 by James Hook
  8. Cassell T. - Med Dif 1 - Brass Button Rag by Carolyn Miller & Minuet in G Major by L. Beethoven
  9. Shanna V. - E1 - Danse Caprice by Timothy Brown & Minuet in G Major by JS Bach
  10. Ting Ting Y. - E1 - Danse Caprice by Timothy Brown & Sonatina in G Major, mvt. 1 by Thomas Attwood