A new year begins! Here's the latest WMC update:
Our Board of Directors launched 2021 with a Zoom meeting on Jan. 6, the highlight of which was the announcement of a $10,000 end-of-year gift to the WMC from the Joseph & Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. We are truly thankful for this gift and are carefully considering how to best use it.
Applications to WMC's 2021 virtual Competition are being received, and judges will be listening to video submissions in early February to decide the winners. Our next newsletter will include information about the Presentation of Competition Winners event on March 7.
Classical banjo player John Bullard generously confirmed his commitment to play for the WMC February 3 program even though we don't yet know the attendance limits. A program reminder email one week prior will contain more information. Thankfully, all WMC members can enjoy the recorded program which will be shared through the February 10 newsletter.
Keep reading this newsletter for access to the music from all previous WMC programs this season.
As WMC members, I know that you enjoy interacting with other accomplished members and supporting music education efforts in our area. Read further in the newsletter to hear about an exciting, new, music-focused public television show for young children, co-founded by a WMC member, which premiers this month.
Wishing you all peace and good health,
---Dana Patek, President