Welcome to the Chopin ClubPresident's Message
Welcome to the 134rd season of the Chopin Club. It is a testament to the club, the community, and particularly to its loyal and dedicated members, that we continue our mission as the second oldest organization of its kind in the United States.
Exactly what is that mission? Every year, we engage the musical talents of our state to join together with their colleagues in the performance of interesting and diverse programs at our beautiful home, the Mary K. Hail Music Mansion. We are, indeed, very fortunate to be able to perform in such an attractive salon, perfectly designed for solo and chamber music. With the help of numerous member volunteers, we are able to present monthly Musicales of high quality ----free to the public.
We are also engaged in assisting young, talented musicians with scholarships. Last year, we were very fortunate to receive a generous endowment from the Sarah and Harold Libby Scholarship Fund of the Chopin Club which provides new funding for a scholarship to a college or graduate student in music. Also, the Scholarship Committee awards an annual grant to a graduating high school senior pursuing musical studies in college. Both 2012 recipients were members of the Student Musicians Club for several years, a prerequisite for scholarship awards. Information is available on the final page of the Handbook as well as on our web site.
We are very proud of our student musicians who pursue careers in music. We encourage young musicians to join either of our two clubs: the Student Musicians Club for high school students and the Chopin Young Musicians Club, serving grades 2-8. Both clubs offer students the opportunity to perform monthly in our lovely salon in the Music Mansion.
New adult memberships are always encouraged and welcome. We have two categories: Active and Associate, whose descriptions are outlined elsewhere. As you attend our programs in 2012-13, we encourage you to consider making a donation to help defray the costs of producing the free Musicales and Tea Receptions. As a registered not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization, your donations are fully tax-deductible.
I look forward to seeing you at our programs, which take place from October –May, Sundays at 2 pm. Visit our web site throughout the season for up-to-date news on all of our events and activities.
My thanks to all of you who give generously of your time, talent, and for your ongoing financial support of the Chopin Club.
July 15, 2012