History • 1944-1953

Meetings and Conventions

 

1944 – 18th Annual State Convention – Minneapolis
  • Richard Adams, Minneapolis, won Stillman Kelly Scholarship
  • $125.00 given for a hospital kit
  • $100.00 – Red Cross Camp & Hospital Council
  • $375.00 raised for the War Service Fund

1945 – No State Convention because of travel restrictions

  • Student Audition Winners:
    • Jarpe Johnson – Contralto – Minneapolis – State Winner
    • Eva Jean Pettes – Minneapolis – 11th District Winner
1946 – 19th Annual State Convention – SILVER ANNIVERSARY – Minneapolis
  • State Bulletin, official publication of the MFMC, published twice a year – O. H. Peterson, Virginia, Editor.
1947 – 20th Annual State Convention – Fergus Falls
  • Celebrated Schuman Club’s Golden Anniversary
  • Past Presidents Assembly inaugurated for Minnesota
  • State Board voted September 27, to contribute $50.00 to Ethelwynne Kingsbury Memorial Scholarship
  • Student Audition Winners:
    • Bette Fuller – Piano – Moorhead
    • State Winner, Gloria Burkhart – Violin – Minneapolis
    • State & District Winner, Jeanne Bartl – Coloratura Soprano
    • State & District Winner, Paul Lavalle – Scholarship
    • Adyline Johnson – Coloratura Soprano – Minneapolis – Superior Rating.
  • Provided record album cabinet, records, electric phonograph for State Veterans Hospital
  • It was moved that all reports must by typewritten
1948 – 21st Annual State Convention – Virginia
  • Paul Lavalle Scholarship – State Winner:
    • Pauline Seim – Contralto – St. Olaf College
1949 – 22nd Annual State Convention – Minneapolis
  • Donna Pegors – Dramatic Soprano – State & District Winner – Young Artist Winner – National Finalist
  • Student Auditions:
    • Wayne Peterson – Piano – State & District Winner
    • Beverly Hanson – Voice – State & District Winner
  • 50th Anniversary – Duluth Matinee Musicale
1950 – 23rd Annual State Convention – Duluth
  • Earl George – U of MN – Composer declared winner of $500.00 National Federation of Music Clubs prize for Orchestral Composition – Winning work was titled Missa Brevis.
  • Musical Package Project – packages which contain repair parts and accessories for all instruments in a symphony orchestra and packages which contain simple instruments for the use of school and youth groups plus books of instructions.
  • Kingsbury Memorial Fund reached $900.00
1951 – 24th Annual State Convention – Moorhead
  • Dr. Francis Densmore was made an honorary member of the State Federation
  • Kathryn Simpson, Red Wing, received the Stillman Kelly Jr. Scholarship
  • Student audition:
    • Beverly Deutsch – Virginia – State & District Winner and Pennsylvania Opera Workshop Scholarship
    • Ray Ann Pfluger – Red Wing – Piano – State Winner
  • Young Artist:
    • Donna Pegon – Dramatic Soprano – Minneapolis – State, District, & National Finalist
    • Rischard Zgodava – Piano – State, District & National Finalist – Winner
1952 – NATIONAL BOARD MEETING held in Duluth
1952 – 25th Annual State Convention – Minneapolis (last Annual State Convention)
  • Ronald Knudson won Peabody Conservatory Scholarship
1953 –
  • Student Auditions:
    • State winners: Rosemary Becker – Piano – St. Paul
    • Mary Alspach – Cellist – Duluth

 

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