2012 Festival Dates and Locations for Charlotte, NC and Surrounding Areas

Festival season is upon us and registrations deadlines are coming up fast.  Here are a few of the dates you need to remember:


National Federation of Music Clubs

Deadline for all applications is January, 14, 2012

Dates and Locations:

Hymn Playing:  Feb. 4, 2012- Carmel Baptist Church

Piano Scholarship:  Feb. 18, 2012- Queens University

Piano Make Up Date:  Feb. 18, 2012- Queens University

Instruments:  February 18, 2012- Queens University

Voice- February 18, 2012- Queens University

Piano Non- Scholarship- Feb. 25- Queens University, Central Piedmont Community College, First Baptist Church

NCMTA Piano Contest-Festival

Deadline for all District Applications:  January, 21, 2012

Deadline for all State Applications: March, 16, 2012

Dates and Locations:

Charlotte, NC (District 2)- March 3, 2012- Queens University

West State Contest- March 31, 2012– Queens University


My Favorite Things

I’ve been totally slack on this blog thing.  Trying to get up 5 Christmas trees is taking a lot of time and then there was the Thanksgiving issue.  So here is a short list of my favorite Christmas music.  The first 3 are available in cd format and the fourth is a book of music. 


1.  Sandi Patty- O Holy Night

2.  Sandi Patty- Yuletide Joy

3.  Steven Curtis Chapman- The Music of Christmas

4.  Mark Hayes- Emmanuel