WMC Student Events


NFMC Festival in Manassas

Manassas Baptist Church,
8800 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA

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 Woodbridge Music Club 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 October 20th each year. (Contact VFMC Treasurer for more details). 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 the Manassas Festival Chair for more information.

Student Recitals

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

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 performed with music.) 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. 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 ($7.00 per performer, non-refundable) at the bottom. Send the form and one check per studio (made out to the Woodbridge Music Club) to the Student Recital Committee.

Scholarship Competitions

(Applications for these events will be distributed by email and available on the website)


Kiki Thomaidis Piano Competition

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

Mandatory performance in Winners Recital to receive awards

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.


WMC Vocal Competition

Awards:
1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $200

Mandatory performance in Winners Recital to receive awards

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.

WMC Instrumental Competition


Awards
Instrumental Division 1, 1st Place: $150
Instrumental Division 1, 2nd Place: $100
Instrumental Division 2, 1st Place: $300
Instrumental Division 2, 2nd Place: $200

Mandatory performance in Winners Recital to receive awards

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.

Senior Scholarship Competition


This scholarship is designed for graduating seniors who will be attending college. All instruments/voice are eligible to compete. Each entrant is required to perform two contrasting works and bring one copy of the music for the judges (photocopies are acceptable). Memorization is recommended but not required to compete in this competition. Applications must include a letter of recommendation from their private music teacher and a copy of their college acceptance letter. The competition will include an interview with the judges.

Awards:
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $350
3rd Place: $200

Mandatory performance in a WMC Event to receive awards

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 Club.

Application Fees: $25

The decision of the judges is final.