USAO to host district competition of Oklahoma Federation of Music Clubs

K-12 piano and voice students are to compete Feb. 23

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma will host the Oklahoma Federation of Music Clubs’ Southwest District Competition on Feb. 23.

Participants range from kindergarten to 12th-grade and will be competing in piano solo, piano duet, vocal solo, vocal duet and musical theatre. Guest judges will evaluate students in Davis Hall throughout the morning and a piano play-off competition will be held in the Alumni Chapel at 1 p.m. Students who place in the regionals will advance to the state competition in April.

Dr. Jan Hanson, professor of music, will serve at the site host, while USAO music majors will act as room monitors and competition assistants throughout the day. Jonetta Hinkle, a private piano instructor in Lindsay, will serve as the site manager. Parents, teachers and friends will be on campus to support the young musicians.

In affiliation with the National Federation of Music Clubs, the Oklahoma chapter comprises 89 junior and 16 senior clubs across the state, totaling almost 2200 members. In 1949, the NFMC became the first United Nations-accredited music organization associated with the UN’s Department of Public Information. Its mission is to reaffirm music as a universal language and to enhance the musical path of mutual understanding through cultural enrichment at all levels, amateur and professional.

For more information contact Hanson at (405)-574-1298 or

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