January 2021
A Message from Our President
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
Two Important WMC Notices

The January Young Musicians Recital has been replaced with a virtual event. Click here to request information for March and April recitals.

The application deadline for this year's Annual Competition (virtual) is midnight on January 11, 2021. Please click here for additional information.
2020 WMC Competition Winners
February Program´╗┐
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
10 am - 11:30am
The Center at Belvedere

Program
Bach, Banjos, and the Hero's Journey
John Bullard, classical banjo
Did you miss any of WMC's fall performances?
Click in the boxes below and enjoy!

October - Treasures for Oboe & Piano
November - The Four B's: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, & Bartok
December - Love Letters
Announcing a New Music Education Show for Young Children
Songs and Stories with Mary and Mike
Charlottesville music educators, Mary and Mike Anderson, are producing a new television series for young children that uses music and story as the joyful pathway to learning. The show features local musicians, teachers, artists, authors, and community members while striving for a rice divers, beautiful representation of all people and cultures. 
Songs and Stories with Mary and Mike premiers on Virginia Public Media on January 18th at 10:30AM and will air every Monday and Friday at that time through March.  The show will also be available online in mid-January at www.vpm.org/songsandstories.  Check it out, and be sure to share information about the show with the young children in your life!
Watch a short promo here: https://vimeo.com/487347076 
Click here to access The Center's website and complete calendar
MISSION

The Wednesday Music Club promotes and expands quality musical and educational opportunities for its members, for teachers, for music lovers, and for the youth of Central Virginia through regular performances, competitions, shared group experiences, and financial support.
VISION

The Wednesday Music Club will foster and sustain a vibrant music climate throughout Central Virginia, especially among young people.
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Visit the Wednesday Music Club Website to read more about membership, events, and programs

Newsletter Editor - Ann Etchison