In this extraordinary time, all of us are making unprecedented sacrifices to ensure the safety of our families and our communities. For 56 years the Red Lodge Music Festival’s first priority always has been the health and safety of our students, our world-class faculty, and the Red Lodge community. With that priority uppermost in their minds, the Board of Directors will be meeting in late January to decide if it will be safe to run the Festival this year.
Plato said, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” Music is our shared passion, and we encourage everyone to listen to the music that brings you joy. Listen to Performance Today on American Public Media for Red Lodge Music Festival faculty performances; tune in or stream Yellowstone Public Radio broadcasts of festival performances; and check out Yo-Yo Ma’s #SongsOfComfort on Twitter! Above all, wash your hands, be safe, and play music!
Honor String Ensemble Competition Submissions are now being accepted. Please submit your registration information via snail mail using the 2021 Brochure. Send to Julie Blakeslee. If we are unable to hold the festival this year, you will still be recognized if you win the competition. The board is also working to provide a learning opportunity for you with our faculty.
In this difficult year, we are also saddened at the passing of long-time faculty member Sandy Mauchley.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Sandra Mauchley (Moscow, Idaho), born in Spokane, Washington, who passed away on May 17, 2020, at the age of 80, leaving to mourn family and friends. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Sandra Mauchley to pay them a last tribute. You may also light a candle in honor of Sandra Mauchley.
She was loved and cherished by many people including : her parents, Alvan Backman and Edith Backman; her former husband Richard Hahn; her husband Jay Mauchley; her children, Laurel Zimmer (Fred) of Seattle, WA, Debbi Hahn (Kent Nelson) of Coeur and David Mauchley (Sara Mazzoni) of Seattle, WA.; and her grandchildren, Karina, Jordan, Andrew, Matthew, Gabriel and Alexander of Seattle, WA. She was also cherished by three siblings.
A graveside service was held on Wednesday, May 27th 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Moscow Cemetery (1650 Troy Rd, Moscow, ID 83843).
Our family asks that charitable contributions be made to the University Of Idaho School Of Music Piano Scholarship Endowment; the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre; or the U of I Pritchard Art Gallery in Moscow, ID.
RLMF is also working with Jay Mauchley to establish a legacy tribute in memory of Sandy. More information to follow.