For so many of us, the holidays are a time for homecoming. We honor that tradition this year with a special edition of BMC Connects!, our video series that welcomes past BMC award winners to share their current musical experiences. Of the scores of accomplished BMC awardees across America, none have answered the “call from… Continue reading BMC Connects! A Holiday Homecoming with soprano Lindsey Nakatani
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all we have to be grateful for. BMC Board members wish you a safe holiday, and hope you find joyful ways to connect with your loved ones. And as always, we cherish your fellowship as we walk together toward better days. And, with that spirit, we offer our… Continue reading BMC CONNECTS! with William Zhang
The Bellingham Music Club is the current focus of KMRE’s Arts & Entertainment Spotlight, hosted by our acclaimed community arts advocate and writer, Margaret Bikman. BMC’s President and Program Chair, Isabelle Cormier, and Awards Chair and Past-president, Charli Daniels, enjoy a conversational 15 minutes with Margaret, discussing a wide range of BMC activities, from past,… Continue reading KMRE podcast puts spotlight on BMC!
BMC Connects! series brings you news and stories about those talented students BMC has encouraged on their way to musical excellence. In our first article, we are reaching across the country to Colin Wheatley, violist, teacher, conductor, and three-time BMC high school strings award winner from 2006 through 2008. Colin started violin lessons when he… Continue reading BMC CONNECTS! with Colin Wheatley
Your BMC membership for 2020-2021 can make all the difference right now. Although our live concert plans are still pending, our local young music students are not waiting. They are studying, practicing, and performing “virtually” with their teachers and friends. They are anticipating their opportunity to compete for the BMC awards this year. Awards and… Continue reading BMC is “passing the basket” with this message – You are needed!
The Bellingham Symphony Orchestra just announced the winners of its annual Concerto Competition. Leigh Hjelmseth, flute, takes top honors, followed by violinist Clara Kelly, pianist Annika Jonson, and cellist Jaechan Lee. All four were BMC High School Award Winners and performed at matinee programs in February and March 2020. Awards Committee Chair Charli Daniels says:… Continue reading Bellingham Symphony announces winners of Concerto Competition!
Over the past few months, we reached out to a number of BMC student competition participants, to ask how they were adapting their academic ambitions to the pandemic’s impact. From our Facebook series YOUNG MUSICIANS ON THE MOVE, three of their responses struck a chord. We’re happy to share them with you. Blaine High School’s… Continue reading The values we share enrich our lives and the community
BMC Board welcomes Isabelle Cormier, Chris Sasnett, Joan Youngquist, John Moffat, Carol Reppun, Charli Daniels, Emily Sasnett, and Sue Gault into new leadership and managerial roles. With impressive credentials, musical knowledge, varied interests and life experiences, they will serve BMC well. At the dawn of our 105th year, we enter a challenging era filled with… Continue reading Incoming Board Members at Work!
The new normal provides a greater awareness and appreciation for the activities that bring joy and laughter into our daily lives. For BMC volunteers, that means a renewed devotion to our mission of providing high-caliber programs for our community and supporting young musicians through our competitions and concerts. Click here to read our special edition… Continue reading BMC Keeps Music Thriving!
Encouraging student musicians has long been a focus of the BMC, and times like these reinforce the importance of that mission. We hope you will find inspiration in a message from BMC President, Charli Daniels. She describes how you have helped the BMC support deserving young high school and college musicians, and how they, in… Continue reading A Time for Reflection and Gratitude