UMRA’s members gather at 11:30 at the Campus Club, in Conference Room ABC, on the fourth floor of Coffman Union, on the 4th Tuesday of each month, for lunch, good fellowship, and an interesting speaker.
Reservation Deadline is always the Thursday before the meeting — EXCEPT THIS TIME THE DEADLINE IS TUESDAY MAY 20!!!
Please phone or email your reservations with your check for $25 for each reservation to:
c/o Judy Leahy Grimes
1937 Palace Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105-1728
Or, contact her before the deadline at 651-698-4387 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please honor the reservation deadline date; if cancellations are necessary, please let us know by noon the preceding Thursday.
UMRA’s Annual Meeting and Special Festive Luncheon is on May 27 this year. Our final program of the year features UMRA members Clif and Bettye Ware, whose presentation will illustrate how music and performance helps us enjoy the challenges and opportunities presented in later life. their repertoire for this special event includes: their repertoire for this special event includes: “The Aging Singer” by C & B Ware; “Favorite Things” (The Sound of Music) by R. Rodgers/O. Hammerstein; “Sunrise, Sunset” (The Fiddler on the Roof) by S. Harnick/J. Bock; "Money, O!” by Michael Head; “No One Ever Said Aging Was Easy” by C & B Ware; “The Right Way” (“My Way”) by J. Revaux & C. Francois/P. Anka; “Que Sera Sera” by J. Livingston/R. Evans.
Annual Meeting Festive Luncheon features
Clifton Ware, D.M., emeritus professor
of music (voice), taught for 37 years in
the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities Sschool of Music. He has been an UMRA
member since his retirement in 2007. Clif’s
professional music career has involved vocal performance, writing books, teaching, and service. as tenor soloist, he has performed extensively in opera, oratorio, and recital venues in the U.S. and abroad; he has
made four recordings.
He has authored three highly acclaimed publications: Adventures in Singing(McGraw-Hill, 4th ed., 2008), Basics of Vocal Pedagogy(McGraw-Hill, 1998), and The Singer’s Life: Goals and Roles(Birch Grove
Publishing, 2005). His most recent book is The Aging Challenge: Making the Most of Life After 50(Birch Grove Publishing, 2009). As teacher and clinician, Clif has given numerous presentations for professional organizations, colleges, universities, and conservatories nationally and internationally. He has served in leadership roles in several national music organizations.
Bettye Ware earned a B.A. degree in piano and organ and an M.S. degree in English literature. In addition to having maintained a private piano studio throughout her professional career, she serves occasionally as an organist, a recital and auditions accompanist, a piano adjudicator, song arranger, and keyboardist (CD accompaniments) for the Adventures in Singing song anthology. She also sings and is an alto in the Plymouth Congregational Church choir. Bettye and Clif have three married sons and four grandchildren.
Join us on Tuesday, May 27, for what promises to be an enjoyable and memorable end-of-year program.
—John Adams, UMRA President
Program Committee (2013-14)
Harold Miller (Chair), email@example.com;
John S Adams; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Ron Anderson; email@example.com;
Craig Swan; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Julie Medbery; email@example.com;
Cal Kendall; firstname.lastname@example.org;
John S Anderson, email@example.com,
The Program Committee is always looking for good speaker ideas. If you have any suggestions, please contact Hal Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org).