April brings award winning students from Western Washington University to the BMC stage! Winners from the BMC competition for WWU students in honor of Virginia Glover come together in concert for a Night Beat filled with emotion and artistry, Thursday, April 7, 7:30 pm at First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. in Bellingham. Tickets for… Continue reading Western Treasures
The next BMC program features the top three winners of the high school string and instrumental competitions. They will perform on Wednesday, March 2, 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. The concert is free and open to the public. Join us in congratulating these talented young musicians: High School Instrumental Competition in honor of Nicholas… Continue reading More high school winners perform on March 2
The BMC recently held auditions for high school competitions, and is pleased to announce the 2016 winners for: High School Voice Awards in honor of Jack & Ginny Frymire .....First Place: Lucy Evans .....Second Place: Tristan Wine .....Third Place: Katie Pringle .....Additional prizes go to Molly Holtorf and Kathryn Oettel High School Piano Awards in… Continue reading Winners of BMC voice and piano competitions in concert
The BMC wishes you Peace, Joy and Hope – along with Music! – for this Holiday Season and the New Year! Free Wednesday Morning Concerts return on February 3, 2016, when we hear the winners of the BMC piano and voice competitions. In the meanwhile, pianist Cole Anderson, a multiple-time BMC piano competition winner, is… Continue reading Season’s Greetings
UPDATE: Hear and see Jeremy and Michael play Rebecca Clarke's Morpheus on YouTube. This was taped in King-FM studios just a few days before our Night Beat. Absolutely stunning collaboration between top notch musicians! Berry and Refvem were the guests on Classical King-FM 98.1 NW Focus Live with Sean MacLean, Friday Nov 27. Click here… Continue reading Mark the dates!
Greetings on behalf of the BMC high school competitions coordinators: Joan Rae (piano), Gail Haines (voice), Mark Schlichting (strings), and Sherrie Kahn (other instruments). Please click on "Student Competitions" tab for general information and audition dates, and "Audition Material" for guidelines and application forms. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the… Continue reading BMC now accepting applications
UPDATE: Thank you for coming to BHS for an incredible gathering of homegrown talent! This was a concert of sublime music, and just a sample of what BMC Award Alumni do on a daily basis. Read Jesse Nichols' article in The Western Front celebrating the BMC. Come and join us in September for more exceptional… Continue reading Bellingham’s concert of the century!
April brings award winning students from Western Washington University to the BMC stage! BMC VIRGINIA GLOVER Award Winners David Hoogkamer, alto sax, Hannah LaGassey, viola, and Nathaniel Voth, baritone, along with Yuliya Varavina, soprano, and Jeanette Ojala, piano, come together in concert for a Night Beat filled with emotion and artistry, Thursday, April 9, 7:30… Continue reading Western Treasures
UPDATE (March 23): This benefit concert was the best ever! Our high school award winners displayed exquisite musicianship, and Betsy Stuen-Walker's students were a class act! The BMC thanks all the artists, their parents, teachers and accompanists for supporting the BMC Awards. Join us for Young Musicians of Whatcom County, a benefit concert that showcases… Continue reading Concert to Benefit BMC Award Fund, Sunday March 22, 3pm