Festivals will be Online and In Person
We know many of you have been wondering, just like we have, how we’ll handle festivals this year. Can they be in person? Can they be virtual? Well, we’re excited to say they can be both!
We anticipate that most festivals will be held in person this year and we’ll be doing it with the help of the HeartOut platform. The festival process will be very streamlined with you inputting your student’s information directly into HeartOut, paying directly through HeartOut, and getting Judge's comments and results directly through HeartOut. If a student wishes to do an online audition, they will once again do it through HeartOut.
For those students who want to do a virtual audition - Please send a list of your students to your festival chair. This list must contain the students name, event, and level. Also, all virtual auditions must be completed by the date of your in-person festival.
We will follow-up within the next few weeks with detailed information on the process for registering and auditioning. We can say HeartOut has simplified the way virtual auditions will be held. There will be only one (1) code to use, instead of two (2). That’s great news, if we do say so ourselves!
Event Fees will Increase this Year
We will also be implementing a fee increase this year. The application fee has remained the same for over 20 years. We’re sure you will agree, everything has increased in price (rather significantly) over the last two decades. To keep the out-of-pocket amount for students at a minimum, we will only be raising the fee $3.00. So, the total cost per event will be $21. Students who are juniors or seniors in high school who do not have time to earn another Festival Cup may subtract $9.00 as the Cup Fee has not changed.
Dues Are Due Soon!
Another thing to keep in mind is that dues are due to Jon Radmer NO LATER THAN Oct. 15th.
Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs dues deadline. Jon Radmer, the State Membership Chairman, must receive dues by October 15, or you will be charged a $50 late fee. His address is W5203 Bechaud Beach Dr., Fond du lac, WI 54935. The dues are $2 for each student you will be entering in Federation Festival. A subscription to Junior Keynotes magazine is also required at an annual cost of $6.
Thank you for continuing to participate in the Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs Festivals. Please direct any questions to Jeanne Hryniewicki, email@example.com or 414-235-9680.
These festivals are only successful because of your dedication and support.
Kathy Baumgart, Robyn Doege-Brennan, Jeanne Hryniewicki
Festival Event Committee