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The National Federation of Music Clubs is an organization that promotes and encourages students in musical endeavors through competitions, scholarships, music camps and Junior Music Festivals. North Carolina hosts 12 Junior Musical Festivals, one of which is held in Salisbury. The 20th annual Salisbury Junior Music Festival was Saturday, March 5 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
The NFMC Festivalís program is designed to promote opportunity to perform and receive evaluation. Students that participate prepare two selections to be judged.
Doris Swain and Elizabeth Dobson, both of Statesville, adjudicated this yearís event.
The following students of Diane Freeman received the highest rating of superior in Piano Solo: Addi Bost, Carlie Darnell, Nancy Gamewell, Bethany Hogan, Brittney Hogan, Lexi Kluttz, Dorothy Malone, Spencer Mason, Jackson Safrit, Jaydn Safrit, Bryson Shive, Alden Wright, Baron Wright and Emily Yates. The following students also received a rating of superior in Hymn Playing: Carlie Darnell, Bethany Hogan, Brittney Hogan, Brittany Hopkins, Gracie Hudson, Samantha Rife, Jackson Safrit, Jaydn Safrit and Alden Wright.
The following students of Susan McLain received the highest rating of superior: Rosalyn DíMello, Charlotte Kaufmann, Mary Kaufmann and Joshua Schiemann. This was Schiemannís ninth consecutive superior.
The following students of Angela Robbins received the highest rating of superior: Catherine Johnson, Allison Murphy and Micaela Sharp.
The following students of Deanna Smith received the highest rating of superior: Makalie Beaver, Molly Kimmins, Rachel Kimmins, Kaitly Russell, Cheyenne Smith, Marshall Smith and Matthew Smith.
The following students of Jan Sywenki received the highest rating of superior: Katie Corriher, Paige Gregaire, Emily Hammer, Kathryn Marino, Jude Smeltzer, Michael Stanley and Ashley Wood. The following students received a rating of superior in Hymn Playing: Reaghan Moore, Jude Smeltzer, Meridith Stanley, Michael Stanley and Ashley Wood.
Womanís Club
For the March Salisbury Womanís Club meeting, Jane Jackman, director of Arc Rowan, continued the theme of ěLiteracy: Adventure of a Lifetime,î with a presentation on their scope of services assisting individuals with developmental disabilities who have specific needs that cannot be met by traditional or governmental funding sources.
Jackman reviewed the history of Arc Rowan, how they connect families to needed services, the summer program for children and services to individuals who cannot read. ěReading is the key to opportunity,î she stated.
Ann Bingham used true stories for devotions prior to the luncheon catered by Trinity Oaks.
Angelia Bates, president, conducted the business session including changes in Clubhouse schedules and an invitation from the Spencer Womanís Club to the April 16 Spring Banquet Luncheon. Linda Jones requested that the Club participate in making a basket to benefit the Symphony.
Linda Jones and Betty Mohs, hostesses, decorated the club house in a St. Patrick motif with individual favors of a packet of flower seed at each place setting.
McGill studio recital
Students of McGill Music Studios were feted at a mid-winter studio recital at the home of Frances McGill in February.
Guests were treated to games, party, supper, fun and learning for the purpose of preparing for the upcoming NCMTA District Festival at Pfeiffer College on March 12.
After a program entitled ěDigging for Clues in practicing,î the students had pizza and cupcakes and played Musical Jeopardy to brush up on music theory and history.
Recitalists were: Brianna Aguillar from Hickory playing, Laura Lara from Hickory performing ěMorningî from the Peer Gynt Suite by Grieg. Giselle and Mildred were special guests from Hickory who will be new students on the following program in May.
Ray Sain from Concord played ěHoly, Holy, Holy,î arr. by Faber in duet with McGill; Monica Sain from Concord performed; Luke Sain performed one of his Festival entries, ěPrelude No. 3 in C Minorî by J.S. Bach; ěLa Cloche du Matinî by Burgmuller and ěEtude No. 5 in Contrary Motion Figuresî by Waxman.
Salem Hockett from Concord performed ěSinfonia in G Minor,î by J.S. Bach, ěDancing Shadows,îby MacDowell, and ěPetites Litanies de Jesusî by Genouvez which she is readying for the juried performance this weekend.

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