2019 IFMC Biennial Convention
May 3 - 4, 2019
Asbury United Methodist Church
1809 Mississippi Blvd, Bettendorf, IA 52722
IFMC Convention 2019 is the place to be this year! If there’s one convention to attend—this is it! We will have fantastic performances, engaging lectures and demonstrations, and of course, a chance to meet fellow music educators. Our local association is eager to welcome you and want you to hear our beautifully restored 1904 Pleyel double grand featuring the Happy Dog Duo! As you can see from the schedule, this is going to be one fabulous time!
This is also the time where you as members can learn more first-hand about your organization and be a part of its future. Our state board meeting will be held, and we hope to welcome some new blood. We will vote on the proposed changes to our bylaws. We ask each club to send at least one representative to vote on these important issues. Submit your voting credentials so that you can have your voice heard.
We will be voting on the 2019 - 2021 IFMC Slate of Officers. The nomination committee of Laurel Evertse, Linda Allebach and Gloria Faust is proposing the following slate of IFMC officers to serve beginning in May of 2019 and concluding in spring of 2021:
Deadline to register for the Convention is April 12 ($5 late fee after April 12). We look forward to seeing all of you this May in Bettendorf!
Junior Day, Saturday, May 4, is a wonderful opportunity for our students to participate at the state level. Check out the links below for some events your students may like to enter. We'll enjoy an Honors Recital of the students who placed in these competitions at the close of the convention. Due date is April 22, 2019
Campship Auditions - Do you have a student who played in Federation Festivals that should go to summer music camp? Apply for the IFMC Campship Award. There will be a total of three campships awarded, each in the amount of $250, not to exceed the cost of the camp. One campship will be designated for Junior Composer Summer Program and will be awarded to the highest placing winner in the highest level in the IFMC Composition Contest. Entry deadline is April 14, 2019
President: Dawn Steggerda
Vice-President: Dr. Charles Schmidt
Recording Secretary: Jeanette Hinkeldey
Treasurer: Lucinda Lear