It is with great sadness that AFMC announces the death of two of its members: Lorain Danner and Patsy Pryor.
Lorain Duffin Danner (1924-2015) was a member of the Searcy Beethoven Club and a Life Member of the Arkansas Federation of Music Clubs. She was active in the music ministry at First Baptist Church in Searcy and served for years as the Chaplain of AFMC. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church in Searcy on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Mrs. Danner’s obituary and online guestbook are located at the Roller-Daniel Funeral Home website.
Patsy Ruth Pryor (1938-2015) was a member of the Searcy Beethoven Club and a member of the Arkansas Federation of Music Clubs. She was an elementary school teacher for 42 years and a talented musician and artist. Mrs. Pryor designed the beautiful AFMC state insignia. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church in Searcy on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Mrs. Pryor’s obituary and online guestbook are located at the Powell Funeral Home website.
The deadline to enter the NFMC/AFMC Junior Composer Contest is January 15, 2015. For more information, see Linda Kennedy’s Junior Composer Contest letter.
As part of National Music Week, the National Federation of Music Clubs offers an Essay Contest. The contest is open to students in grades 7-12. The essay must be typed and not exceed 500 words in length. Membership in NFMC is not required.
The National Music Week Theme for 2015 is “Music — the Heartbeat of the Soul.” An award of $50 will be presented to the winner in each of the 50 states where a winner is declared. An Award of Merit certificate will be presented to each winner and teacher.
Please see the application form for more information. Entry form and essay must be postmarked by January 15, 2015 and sent to the South Central Region Chairman (Jan Hansen).
The Arkansas winner will be invited to present his/her essay at the AFMC Convention in Bentonville, April 17-18, 2015.
AFMC is pleased to announce the AFMC William Yick Collegiate Award. Established in 2014 by Mr. William Yick, Past AFMC President, this annual award is available to music majors at an AFMC Federated Institution. For more information, please visit the AFMC William Yick Collegiate Award page.
Olga Krayterman, the 2013 NFMC Young Artist Winner in Piano, has been selected to perform the annual Young Artist tour in Arkansas.
Olga Krayterman is a Belarussian-born American pianist and an accomplished performer of solo and chamber repertoire. Having begun her piano study at age six, Olga continued her musical education in Cincinnati after immigrating to the U.S. with her family in 1995. Her principal teachers include Prof. Natalya Antonova of the Eastman School and Ms. Terry Moran presently of the Cleveland Institute of Music. Olga is currently completing her Doctor in Piano Performance and Literature degree with a Minor in Music Theory at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where she also completed her Master’s in 2010 and her Bachelor’s with High Distinction in 2008. Additionally a passionate teacher and adjudicator, Olga has served as a Teaching Assistant at Eastman from 2008-2013 and currently teaches piano at the Eastman Community Music School.
Arkansas Tour Schedule
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 • 10:00 a.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church
1101 North Mississippi St.
Little Rock, AR 72207
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 • 7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center
University of Arkansas at Monticello
346 University Ct.
Monticello, AR 71655
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 • 2:30 p.m.
White Lecture Hall
Robert Burns Building
Northwest AR Community College
#1 College Dr.
Bentonville, AR 72712
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 • 7:30 p.m.
Oak Cliff Baptist Church
3701 S. Gary St.
Fort Smith, AR 72904
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 • 7:30 p.m.
Mabee Fine Arts Center
Ouachita Baptist University
410 Ouachita St.
Arkadelphia, AR 71998
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 • 7:30 p.m.
Stilwell Humanities Recital Hall
2500 North Robison Rd.
Texarkana, AR 75501