OFFICERS, COMMITTEE CHAIRS AND MEMBERS, COMMITTEE DISCRIPTIONS


OFFICERS

John Murphy                                                            President
Judy Marchione                                                 Vice President
Sylvia Diamond                                        Recording Secretary
Peter Costianes                                  Corresponding Secretary
Donna Mungari                                                        Treasurer
Sally Mungari                                            Assistant Treasurer
Arlene Iagnocco                                     Scholarship Treasurer
                                                                               Librarian


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

All past presidents, Officers, Committee Chairs and
Fiona Peters


COMMITTEES


ANNUAL DINNER
Barbara Wuest - Chair
Dan Evans - Cynthia Grantham-Wright
Donna Mungari - Sally Mungari
Genevieve Piersma - JoElyn Wakefield-Wright

AUDITING
Jim Apel - Apel Accounting

AUDITIONS
Elizabeth Carville Evans - Chair
Anita Firman - Betty Lou Frye - Jane Metzger
Beverly Nelson - Fiona Peters - Joanna Robertson
Sar-Shalom Strong - JoElyn Wakefield-Wright

CONSTITUTION
Lauralyn Kolb - Chair
Kathleen Tooley Austin - Arlene Iagnocco
Beverly Nelson - Ruth Ridgeway - JoElyn Wakefield-Wright

EXTENSIONS
Peter Costianes - Chair
Michael DiMeo - Dan Evans - Cynthia Grantham-Wright
Linda LoRusso - Sharon West - Jon Fredric West

FRIENDSHIP
Sylvia Diamond - Chair

LIBRARY RESEARCH
Vacant

MEMBERSHIP
John Murphy - Chair

NOMINATING
Sar-Shalom Strong - Chair
Kathleen Tooley Austin - Peter Loftus - Richard Pashley
Fiona Peters

PROGRAM
Joanna Robertson - Chair
Peter Costianes - Elizabeth Carville Evans - Lisa Jones
Linda LoRusso - Fiona Peters - David Shove

PUBLICITY
Peter Costianes - Chair
Kathleen Tooley Austin and Tina Toglia - Website
Kathleen Tooley Austin - Facebook

RECEPTION
Cynthia Grantham-Wright - Chair
Tina Beck - Donna Mungari - Richard Pashley
Genevieve Piersma - Allyson Sklar - Roberta Wratten

SCHOLARSHIP
Lauralyn Kolb - Chair
Margaret Babin Tallman - Assistant Chair
Arlene Iagnocco - Scholarship Treasurer
Kathleen Tooley Austin - Peter Costianes - Dorothy Deimel
Elizabeth Carville Evans - Beverly Nelson
Sar-Shalom Strong - Tina Toglia

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP
Sar-Shalom Strong - Chair
Joan Batson - Lauralee Driscoll - Elizabeth Carville Evans
Lauralyn Kolb - Peter Loftus
Joanna Moore - Fiona Peters - Taylor Rahn
Joanna Robertson - Allyson Sklar - Jon Fredric West

TELEPHONE
Donna and Sally Mungari - Co-chairs

WAYS AND MEANS
Peter Costianes - Chair
Arlene Iagnocco - Scholarship Treasurer
Betty Lou Frye - Peter Loftus - Beverly Nelson
John Murphy - Fiona Peters - Sar-Shalom Strong

YEARBOOK
John Murphy - Chair
Joanna Robertson - Program Chair
Sar-Shalom Strong - Jr. B Sharp

B SHARP COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS


Audition - composed of current and past performers. Receives requests for audition for performing status. They arrange a hearing for applicants and approve or deny performing status. At the discretion of the chairs, auditions may be waived for well-known local performers.

Constitution - considers matters pertaining to the Constitution and By-Laws of the Club, and proposes any changes needed for those documents.

Extension - arranges outside programs for groups and clubs who request them.

Friendship - sends cards to members who are ill and sympathy cards to bereaved members. When the death of a B Sharp member occurs, a contribution of fifty dollars ($50.00) will be made to the Scholarship Fund from the regular funds of the Club as a memorial to that person, and a letter of sympathy shall be sent to the member’s family, informing them of the gift.

Library Research – maintains and updates Club scrapbooks and memorabilia and arranges for permanent storage of those books with the local historical society.

Membership - receives all requests for membership and refers prospective performers to the Audition Committee.

Program – Sets the schedule of programs and performers for the year, and works with all performing members to ensure they have a date and venue for the coming year.

Publicity - attends to all publicity connected with the Club, particularly for performances.

Reception - arranges any receptions, including those following our fall benefit concert and our competition winners’ recital in the spring.

Scholarship - arranges for the annual scholarship auditions and administers scholarship funds, subject to the approval of the Club.

Student Membership - attends Junior B Sharp Club meetings, assist with the Junior Membership auditions, and assume responsibility in advising and assisting the Junior B Sharp officers and club members.


PERFORMING MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

  • The Performing Membership Committee will work with applicants for Performing Membership to arrange a place and time for an audition.
  • All applicants shall perform at least one selection from memory. This selection should be from the standard repertoire for the instrument.
  • Applicants for Performing Membership in the B Sharp Musical Club must comply with the following requirements:


I. INSTRUMENTAL DEPARTMENT

PIANO: Pianists must prepare a ten to fifteen minute program representing two periods of music history which demonstrate contrast in tempi, technique, and style.

STRINGS, WOODWINDS, BRASS & PERCUSSION: Instrumentalists must prepare a ten to fifteen minute program representing two periods of music history which demonstrate contrast in tempi, technique, and style.

ENSEMBLE (VOCAL OR INSTRUMENTAL): Ensembles applying for membership must prepare a ten to fifteen minute program of standard repertoire for the ensemble by classical and/or contemporary composers.

ORGAN: Organists must prepare a ten to fifteen minute program representing two periods of music history, one of which will be a major organ composition by J.S. Bach, and which will demonstrate contrast in tempi, technique, and style. Memorization is not required.

ACCOMPANISTS: Accompanists must perform with a soloist from the performing membership of B Sharp, a ten to fifteen minute program of selections, one of which will be a piano reduction of an orchestral accompaniment of a movement of a concerto or aria.


II. VOCAL DEPARTMENT

SINGERS: Singers must prepare a ten to fifteen minute program of selections representing at least two different periods and languages, including Italian and English. The program should include one aria from opera or oratorio. Memorization of the entire program is highly recommended.


III. DRAMATIC READING DEPARTMENT

READERS: Readers must prepare a ten to fifteen minute program which will include selections from Shakespeare or other classical dramatists and a cutting from a modern novel or short story, including description, dialogue, and character work.


IV. MUSIC THEATRE/DRAMA

SINGERS: Singers must prepare a ten to fifteen minute program which will include a ballad or novelty tune from a musical written before 1950 (such as Gershwin, Berlin, or Weill) or a song from an operetta and a “scene” number with complete characterization. A scene partner may be used.

ACTORS: Actors must prepare a ten to fifteen minute program which will include a dramatic or comedic monologue from a play written before 1950 and an excerpt from a modern drama or comedy. A scene partner may be used.


The Performing Membership Chair, with input from committee members who are performing members 

in each specific category, will ultimately decide what selections meet the requirements.

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