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Baroque/Classical Festival

The Baroque/Classical Festival is held the first Saturday in December. This competitive festival promotes the study and performance of Baroque and Classical era music in alternate years.
Classical Festival 2022/Baroque Festival 2023

Entry Fee is $14.00 per junior member

Registrations are due: Saturday, October 22, 2022

Recordings are due: Saturday, October 22, 2022

Baroque Festival Finals: Saturday, December 3, 2022

West Music, Moline, IL

FMTA CLASICAL FESTIVAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

CLASSICAL COMPOSERS LIST

FMTA CLASSICAL REGISTRATION AND RECORDING INFORMATION

FEDERATION FESTIVAL

The Federation Festival is held in early March.  This non-competitive festival promotes the study and performance of specific music by American composers.  Students receive written comments and a rating on their performance.

Entry Fee is $21.00 per junior member for each solo event
Entry Fee is $13.00 per student for piano duet event
Musicianship Fee is $13.00
Festival Cup fee is included in the above fees
Festival Bulletins are $10.00 and are available at West Music in Davenport
Registration material will be available at the meeting on January 7, 2023
Registration due: Saturday, January 21, 2023 - online
Federation Festival:  Friday/Saturday, March 3 & 4, 2023
Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
FMTA Honors Recital: March 19 Asbury Methodist Church, Bettendorf

FMTA CAMPSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS

FMTA Campship Scholarships are held after Festival.  This competition awards cash scholarships to students attending summer music camps.  Each entrant must be a junior member and must have participated in Junior Festival in the current fiscal year.

Entry Levels (current year)
Intermediate (grades 9 and under)
Senior (grades 10 – 12)

Each student plays their Festival pieces.  Each award will cover up to the total cost of camp.  There will be one first-place award of up to $150.00 in each level.  There will be one second-place award of up to $100.00 in each level and one third-place award of up to $50.00 in each level.  An alternate will be chosen in each level.  These are awarded at the discretion of the judge.

Campship Audition Date:  Sunday, March 5, 2023
Location TBA
Registration deadline: Friday, February 17, 2023

QC ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL

QC Ensemble Festival is an event held in April to encourage students of all levels of FMTA teachers to play duets, duos, trios, quartets, and concertos and to expose students and their families to the rare and historic Pleyel double grand piano.

QC Ensemble Festival Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023, 3:00 PM Masterclass, 7:00 Performance
Asbury Methodist Church, Bettendorf
Registration deadline: Saturday, March 8, 2023

DUES

FMTA Senior Club Dues: $25.00

Returning members fees are due Sept. 15, 2022/New members fees are due October 15, 2022
IFMC Junior Club Dues:  $32.00 (up to 16 students) $2.00 for each additional student/due by Oct. 15, 2022

All students who will participate in any FMTA/IFMC/NFMC event must be entered as a junior club member.  Names of participating students are due by October 15, 2022
All dues and registration forms are submitted to the treasurer, Dick Sessler sessler@machlink.com

Meetings

Fall, winter, and spring meetings are held to conduct business, to plan club activities, and to provide high quality programs which will benefit our members.

September 10, 2022 – FMTA Meeting 2:00 PM St. Ambrose Galvin Fine Arts Center, Davenport
January 7, 2023 – FMTA Meeting 2:00 PM St. Peters Episcopal Church, Bettendorf
April 29, 2023 – FMTA Meeting 2:00 Asbury Methodist Church, Bettendorf

IFMC/NFMC Events

Membership in FMTA also gives the opportunity for participation in IFMC and NFMC sponsored events such as IFMC Junior Composers Contest  (LINK), and IFMC Campship Auditions