Allentown Music Club

Welcome to the Allentown Music Club, a non-profit organization that supports quality music education. 

UPDATE: 11/18/2020:

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), ALL remaining programs for 2020 have been cancelled.

HOWEVER, those interested in scholarships need to send an email with their details stating their intent to apply to one of our projects listed below to:

So, while we have canceled the Allentown Music Club meetings for the remainder of the calendar year 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The board is still planning to meet in early December to discuss our options for the spring half of the 2020/2021 season.

Best wishes and take care of each other!

Mike Grather
2017-2020 Club President

Please return to this web site for updates.

Thank you for your understanding and please stay safe.

Music has the power to lift you up! Including those in your household.

The club started in 1906 in Estelle Wright's living room as an outlet for performers, music study and a haven for music lovers.
It took until 1915 to become affiliated with the Pennsylvania Federation of Music Clubs. This gave us affiliation with the largest philanthropic musical organization in the world founded in 1898 called as you might guess, the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC). The NFMC is chartered by the Congress of the United States and is the only musical organization member of the United Nations. NFMC provides opportunities for musical study, performance and appreciation to more than 200,000 senior, student and junior members in 6,500 music-related clubs and organizations nationwide. Members are professional and amateur musicians, vocalists, composers, dancers, performing artists, arts and music educators, music students, generous music patrons and benefactors, and music lovers of all ages.
During the 1930's, membership increased and the Woman's Club, now known as the Barrister's Club, became our home. Our members did regular local radio broadcasts during the 1930's when the club's chorus formed. In the 1950's, a Junior Music Club (ages 13-18), now known as the Young Musicians Club (ages 6-18), began performing for the sponsoring Senior Club and also at local churches and nursing homes. 1951 marked the year men finally were admitted to the club as members and artist performers. From 2010 to 2015, we called Hope UCC home. During 2015 to 2017, we called Jordan UCC our new home. Beginning 2017 we return to Hope UCC, but on a new day. With the sale of and changes at Hope UCC, we again found it necessary to change our meeting place.
Beginning April 2018, we now hold our monthly meetings on Saturday afternoons starting at 2:00 P.M. at Zentz Community Building on the campus of Fellowship Manor along the southern portion of 3020 Fellowship Drive, Whitehall, PA 18052.

Our monthly recital programs feature our Artist Members along with select member(s) of our Young Musicians Club. At the end of the season we showcase our scholarship winners.
Our projects include the following scholarships:
  • Outstanding String Performer from a Lehigh or Northampton County School - $500;
  • Summer Music Camp for a qualified member of the Young Musicians Club - $400;
  • Dr. Albert Hofammann Piano Scholarship to a serious piano student in grades 9 through 12 who is a resident of Lehigh or Northampton counties - $1,000; and
  • Past Presidents Assembly Scholarship to a qualifying Senior in Lehigh or Northampton County who continues their education in Musical Performance - $1,000.
The Martha Marcks Mack for Young Vocal Artists lost sponsorship and will no be longer available.

We help host the PFMC Junior Festival for the Philadelphia Region (Central). It will be held this year at Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA in March, 2020.

Finally, we will be hosting the 93rd Annual Philadelphia District Conference on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Zentz Community Building located at 3020 Fellowship Drive, Whitehall, PA 18052. All are welcome to hear the musical program scheduled to start immediately after the luncheon at about 1 p.m.
Come join us as either a Member or Artist Member. Persons interested in auditioning for Artist Membership need to contact Auditions Chairperson, Bob Premecz at 610-395-5211. Members need only be a music lover willing to join our cause to support quality music education.
Mike Grather
2017-2020 President
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maintained by Robert G. Premecz - last updated 11/18/2020

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