Official Call

Ninety-sixth AFMC Convention

May 8, 2021, 10:00 a.m.

Theme: “Getting the Band Back Together Again”

Virtual Convention on Zoom

Documents and Zoom links will be sent by e-mail to all who register.

Registration Deadline

Thursday, May 6

National Guest

Deborah Freeman, NFMC First Vice President

Election and Installation of New Officers

Performances by Junior Composer Contest Winners

National Guest

Deborah Freeman has maintained a private piano studio in the Greenville, South Carolina area for over 50 years. Many of her students have pursued careers in various areas of music education and as church musicians.

She is a founder and past president of Greenville Woman’s Music Club, past president of Crescent Music Club, and member of The Music Club of Greenville.

Having served SCFMC in many positions, she is currently the Junior Clubs Coordinator for three junior music clubs with over 225 student members, Festival Director for NW District I, Festival Finance Chair, Media chair, American Music chair, and Parliamentarian. She has written numerous articles on American Music for NFMC Music Clubs Magazine and Junior Keynotes magazine.

Deborah is a Life Member of the National Federation of Music Clubs, American College of Musicians, a Rose Fay Thomas Fellow, a Carolina Jessamine Fellow, and is currently serving as the NFMC First Vice President.

Following collegiate studies as an organ performance major at Anderson University, she continued her studies of piano and pedagogy with private teachers. She is a member of the NGPT Board of Adjudicators and enjoys participating when time allows.

Deborah’s greatest joy is spending time with her three children and six grandchildren, and she spends her leisure time growing roses.

2021-2023 AFMC Officer Nominations

President: Kathie White
Vice President: Lewis Hinkle
Treasurer: Jimmie Sinquefield
Recording Secretary: Adam Savacool

Proposed Change to AFMC Bylaws

This change was ratified by the Board of Directors at the 2020 AFMC Conference.

Current Language

ARTICLE V. MEETINGS, SECTION 1. AFMC CONVENTION. The annual state convention of the Arkansas Federation of Music Clubs will be held in the spring.

Proposed Change

ARTICLE V. MEETINGS, SECTION 1. AFMC CONVENTION. The biennial state convention of the Arkansas Federation of Music Clubs will be held during the spring in odd-numbered years.