It is with great sadness that AFMC announces the death of long-time member Judge Clifton Bond. Judge Bond was a member of the Monticello Music Club for many years.
Visitation will be Thursday, February 20, 2014, 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello, Arkansas.
The funeral will be Thursday, February 20, 2014, 10:00 a.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello, Arkansas.
Online obituary and guestbook can be found here.
The Texarkana Wednesday Music Club, in association with Texarkana College, Texarkana Music Teachers Association, and benefactor Judy Morgan, sponsored special events that featured Scott Kirby, renowned jazz enthusiast and Scott Joplin authority. Mr. Kirby has performed the works of ragtime king, Scott Joplin, all over the country.
On Thursday, November 14, Mr. Kirby performed an Artist Recital based on Pan-American themes; jazz and the rhythmic cousins from Central and South American cultures. On Friday, November 15, Mr. Kirby gave an entertaining and informative lecture, “The Joplin Legacy.” Texarkana’s own son still has relatives living in our city, along with an active Scott Joplin Support Group.
The three-day event culminated on Saturday, with Mr. Kirby serving as competition judge for the annual James Herrin Piano Festival. Over 80 piano entrants performed for judges on Saturday morning at Texarkana College. There were Junior Competition and Senior Competition winners, as well. Event director, Mary Scott Goode, said that all of the events were well-attended and well-received, and that the piano festival continues to grow in popularity with area teachers and students.
AFMC extends its sympathy to the family and friends of AFMC member Hattie Meyer Janek who passed away November 13, 2013. Hattie was a member of the Arkadelphia Philharmonic Club. Her obituary and online guestbook can be found here.
The Junior Festival Fees form was updated on October 23, 2013 to correct the AFMC Treasurer’s zip code and phone number. If you downloaded this form before 10/23/13, please download and use this version. Thank you!
Tavi Ungerleider, the 2013 NFMC Young Artist Cellist Winner, has been selected to perform the annual Young Artist tour in Arkansas.
Born to a musical family, Mr. Ungerleider began cello studies at the age of 5 in Sudbury Massachusetts. Since 2008, he has studied at the Juilliard School with Joel Krosnick, cellist of the Juilliard String Quartet. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the Columbia University and Juilliard School joint degree program and is currently pursuing studies at the Juilliard School for the Master of Music degree.
Arkansas Tour Schedule
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 • 11:00 a.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church
1101 North Mississippi St.
Little Rock, AR 72207
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 • 7:30 p.m.
Stilwell Humanities Recital Hall
2500 North Robison Rd.
Texarkana, AR 75501
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 • 2:30 p.m.
White Lecture Hall
Robert Burns Building
Northwest AR Community College
#1 College Dr.
Bentonville, AR 72712
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 • 7:00 p.m.
Oak Cliff Baptist Church
3701 S. Gary St.
Fort Smith, AR 72904
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 • 7:30 p.m.
Mabee Fine Arts Center
Ouachita Baptist University
410 Ouachita St.
Arkadelphia, AR 71998
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 • 7:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Center
University of Arkansas at Monticello
346 University Ct.
Monticello, AR 71655