We are proud to present the winners of the 2021 BMC High School String Competition in honor of Ethel Crook. This year’s "virtual" endeavor, conducted through innovative student-submitted audition videos, was an unprecedented success. We owe that to you and your unwavering membership support, and to the dedicated members of the Awards Committee led by… Continue reading BMC Awards! showcases our four high school string competition winners.
Category: Student Awards
BMC Connects! with Three Rising Stars!
Our 2021 high school and university-level competitions are in full swing this month, and again, committee members and adjudicators alike are saying how impressed they are with this year’s young participants. We look forward to sharing their musical gifts with you when the competitions conclude next month! While we await the results, we offer this… Continue reading BMC Connects! with Three Rising Stars!
BMC Connects! offers a French Valentine from award winner, pianist Madeline Slettedahl
Short of sending chocolates and flowers, we believe we have an even sweeter Valentine’s Day treat for you! Our gift is a playful French love song, shared from the heart of a notable BMC award winner, through our video series, BMC Connects! Ten years ago, pianist Madeline Slettedahl dazzled audiences when she won the top prize… Continue reading BMC Connects! offers a French Valentine from award winner, pianist Madeline Slettedahl
BMC Connects! with Emily Reppun Pesavento
While music allows our minds to travel in our imaginations, a professional musician’s career often takes them on very literal journeys. This month’s edition of BMC Connects! catches up with a past BMC award winner who has made music across the country and on distant continents. As a Bellingham High School student, Emily Pesavento née… Continue reading BMC Connects! with Emily Reppun Pesavento
BMC Connects! A Holiday Homecoming with soprano Lindsey Nakatani
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
BMC CONNECTS! with William Zhang
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
KMRE podcast puts spotlight on BMC!
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! with Colin Wheatley
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
BMC is “passing the basket” with this message – You are needed!
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!
Bellingham Symphony announces winners of Concerto Competition!
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!