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2020 Holiday Carol Writing Contest

2020 Holiday Carol Writing Contest

The FWCO has decided to attempt to carry on the tradition with our annual Holiday Carol Writing Contest for the 2020-2021 season. This event is open to all 4th-6th grade students, individuals, or collaborations, to compose a Holiday song. The winners and often some runners up have had their songs arranged for voice and full orchestra and performed on our annual Teddy Bear Concert in December.

Obviously our season and the Teddy Bear Concert are in jeopardy at this time, but we still want to offer this event for our community. We will find a way to arrange the winning song and get it performed either live or streaming online – arranged accordingly – no matter how the season unfolds.

We are trying a new approach this year in spreading the word about this opportunity. We ask anyone reading this to forward it to anyone they know who teaches or administers the teaching of music to 4th – 6th grade students in the Greater Fort Worth area (sorry, not Dallas). It can be public schools, private schools, homeschooled kids, or private teachers. The rules, deadlines, and entry forms are in the packet below.

Annual Carol Competition.2020

Thank you in advance for your efforts in getting the word out. We are getting a late start on this and we know the teachers are facing their own challenges.

 

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Chamber Music with FWCO | Summer Reading Program

Chamber Music with FWCO | Summer Reading Program

If you’re feeling cooped and have a deep-seated desire to make music with friends, both old and new, we can’t wait to hear from you!

Join the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra as we adapt to changing circumstances due to COVID. This summer, we’re matching up like-minded musicians to make music in new (and old) ways.

Interested? Join us now. Sign up with the form below, and you’ll be on the list to make a few new friends. On Saturday, June 27th at 10am, we’ll have an informal Zoom meeting to go over everything and get the show on the road.

For example, North Richland Hills, South Fort Worth, etc.
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Entries Open for 2020 Young Musician’s Concerto Competition

Entries Open for 2020 Young Musician’s Concerto Competition

2020 FWCO Young Musicians' Concerto competition

Fort Worth Civic Orchestra’s annual Young Musician’s Concerto Competition is open for entries.

Each year the FWCO hosts some of the brightest rising stars in the Fort Worth music community. With the generous support of Dr. William Chambers, entrants vie for cash prizes and the opportunity to perform with the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra. It is open to students in the 12th grade or lower, who reside in the counties of Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, Hood, Ellis, Wise and Denton Counties.

The competition will be held in the afternoon on Saturday, March 21st, 2020 at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Entries are being accepted until February 29, and those chosen to compete with be notified by March 8th.

If you or someone you know is interested in entering, take a moment to share.

Rules and entry forms are available online at: http://fwco.org/2020-young-musicians-concerto-competition-rules-entry-form/

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2019 FWCO Holiday Carol Writing Competition Winner

2019 FWCO Holiday Carol Writing Competition Winner

Over the years, the presentation of these student composed holiday themed songs has become the highlight of our annual Teddy Bear Concerts. Each year we are amazed at the creativity and skill shown by our student composers and wish we could present each to our audience. We also appreciate the effort made by the teachers to do that ‘little extra’ to present this opportunity to their students and guide them through the composition process. We know how busy you already are, so again, thank you.

We are proud to announce the winner for the 2019 Holiday Carol Writing Competition.

For 2019, we are pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s Holiday Carol Writing Competition is a group of 5th grade students from June Davis Elementary in the Crowley ISD – Sonia Lopez, Alexis Njeri, Jordon Woods, and Joaquin Costa and their song, “Together at Christmas.” We thank their teacher, Beverly Heather, and principal, Kevin Hunt, for their part in their students’ success.

Congratulations to these students as well as Ms. Heather, Mr. Hunt, and June W. Davis Elementary School for this accomplishment. This song will be arranged for full orchestra and voice to be presented on our Annual Teddy Bear Concert on Saturday, December 14th, 2019, at 7:30 PM, in Truett Auditorium on the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Campus. This concert is free of charge and we invite all the participants to attend and be acknowledged during this concert.

Thank you again to all the entrants. It was a difficult decision to choose among the many outstanding submissions.

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