I have been a member of the MacDowell Club Board for the last two years. The Club has been around for 102 years, and its mission is:
To further musical interests in Milwaukee, provide performing opportunities for professional and amateur musicians, and acquaint the general public with the number and excellence of local artists.
One of these performing opportunities will take place this Sunday, April 29 at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Wauwatosa. Eight performances between the ages of 14 and 19 will be performing for cash awards. The money was provided by the Argosy Foundation, and a stipulation of the competition is that the selections performed must include a piece composed in the last 20 years.
Four of my current students will be singing on this program. They are:
Anna Aiuppa – Vittoria, mio core; Till there was you; American anthem*
Stephanie Kritzell – Vergebliches Ständchen; V’adoro pupille; The lake isle of Innisfree
Siena Muehlfeld – Gia il sole dal Gange; Take, o take those lips away; On music*
Eileen Peterson – Silent noon; An die musik; This heart that flutters*
Donations of $5 are suggested and will go toward the Club’s scholarship fund.
Please come and support them! And while you’re at it, we’ll have a lot of PRE-1992 music for sale in the lobby. Prices will range from 50¢ to $3.
The music sale will begin at 1:30 and the competition will begin at 3:00. Awards will be given out sometime between 4:30 and 5:00pm.