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2008 NFMC Convention

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Kevin Olson Convention Clinician
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Kevin Olson & Morning group improvisation workshop
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Kevin Olson & Elementary Class Masterclass
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Kevin Olson & Elementary Improvisation
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Kevin Olson & Duet Team Masterclass
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Kevin Olson & Afternoon Student Improvisation
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Kevin Olson & Advance Masterclass session
Kevin Olson
Kevin Olson & Afternoon Improvisation workshop
 

 

2006 NFMC Convention

The Nebraska Federation of Music Clubs 2006 Convention was held at the Thompson Alumni Center at the University of Nebraska at Omaha on June 24, 2006.   In the morning session, board chairmen gave their annual reports and passed on information to the incoming board members.  15 people attended the salad buffet luncheon which was catered by Brandeis Catering.

 Following lunch, there was an installation of officers’ ceremony.  The new slate of officers included: President Nancy Norris, Vice-President Bonnie Guinn, Secretary Ashley Hassebroek Wegner and Treasurer Peggy Schlieker. 

Phyllis Dunne distributed copies of the 2006 by-law revisions and ballot to members for consideration. 

Following a short meeting, motivational speaker Kathy Larsen gave a workshop called  “Bring out the Leader in You”.  Members from Siouxland were present to join in the festivities. All attendees participated enthusiastically. 

 

Nancy Norris, Omaha Festival Chair and Carol Goranson, Nebraska Federation Immediate Past President.

 

2005 NFMC Convention

The Nebraska Federation of Music Clubs 2005 Convention was held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church on December 2, 2005.  Walter Noona, composer and teacher, was the guest clinician.  NFMC cosponsored the event with Omaha Music Teachers Association.  The day’s events included a Masterclass and an Italian buffet luncheon  catered by Brandeis Catering.  40 people attended the workshop.

 

Some of the topics covered included:   

The Onbeat Teacher Meets The Offbeat Student:  Selecting repertoire for challenging students

Teaching Improvisation

 

Walter Noona Workshop photos

2004 State Convention

June 4-5, 2004

Masters Class taught by Robert Vandall

The Nebraska Federation of Music Clubs held its 2004 State Convention on June 4 and 5 at the University of Nebraska’s Strauss Performing Arts Center.  Composer and teacher Robert Vandall was the guest speaker.

Friday’s topics included:

Making Music: How to Make a Piece Really Come Alive

Those Wonderful Student Savers in A Minor

Memorizing: It Take More Than Muscles

Two to Tangle: Teaching Duets

From The Judge's Viewpoint: What Adjudicators Really Want To Hear

 

During the luncheon at the W. H. Thompson Alumni Center, Omaha Mayor Fahey presented a plaque honoring NFMC for its role in promoting American music.

Masterclasses for students of Federated teachers were held on Saturday.  The convention concluded with the NFMC State Junior Honors Recital.

 

"Rings Around the Moon" by Robert Vandall

"Rings Around the Moon" by Robert Vandall

 

"Good Times" by Robert Vandall

"Good Times" by Robert Vandall

 

 "Tarantella Brillante" (1) by Robert Vandall

"Tarantella Brillante" (1) by Robert Vandall

 

"Ripples" by Robert Vandall

"Ripples" by Robert Vandall

 

"Tarantella Brillante" (2) by Robert Vandall

"Tarantella Brillante" (2) by Robert Vandall

 

"Musical Little Witch" by Robert Vandall

"Musical Little Witch" by Robert Vandall

 

"Best Friends" by Robert Vandall

"Best Friends" by Robert Vandall

 

"Fun in the Sun" by Robert Vandall

"Fun in the Sun" by Robert Vandall

 

"Swinging Musette" by Robert Vandall

"Swinging Musette" by Robert Vandall

 

"Consolation" by Robert Vandall

"Consolation" by Robert Vandall

 

All Three: Composer, Student, Instructor!

All Three: Composer, Student, Instructor!

 

Oh for a "Vandall" Autograph

Oh for a "Vandall" Autograph

 

"Eye of the Storm" by Robert Vandall

"Eye of the Storm" by Robert Vandall

Congratulations on that Jazz!

Congratulations on that Jazz!

 

"Waltz in a Minor" by Robert Vandall

"Waltz in a Minor" by Robert Vandall

 

"Fur Elise" by Beethoven

"Fur Elise" by Beethoven

 

"Prelude No. 12 in G Minor" by Robert Vandall

"Prelude No. 12 in G Minor" by Robert Vandall

 

"Etude Toccata" by Robert Vandall

"Etude Toccata" by Robert Vandall

 

"Ballade" by Timothy Brown

"Ballade" by Timothy Brown

 

Performing at Strauss Recital Hall at UNO

Performing at Strauss Recital Hall at UNO

 

Mayor Mike Fahey and composer Robert Vandall

Mayor Mike Fahey and composer Robert Vandall

 

Mayor Mike Fahey

Mayor Mike Fahey read the Proclamation for National Music Week during the Nebraska State Convention in Omaha, June 4, 2004

 

"Two to Tangle" - Robert Vandall used his own duet compositions and lectured to the teachers how to teach duet playing to your students. 

Robert Vandall

 

 

Robert Vandall

 

 

Robert Vandall

 

Robert Vandall

 

 

 


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