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About NFMC Festivals

The Festivals Program of the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) provides an opportunity for music students (Juniors up to age 18 or adults) of all abilities to perform before judges and receive a yearly evaluation of their performances in a non-competitive environment. Festivals are held through State Federations such as the AZFMC. The program is designed to stimulate interest in American and international music and encourage participants to strive for high standards of musical achievement. Although it is not a competition, the Federation Festivals program provides participants a wide range of performance opportunities in all skill levels to build confidence and to increase in musical proficiency.

Students perform a required piece selected from the NFMC Festivals Bulletin and a choice piece for adjudication. Each receives a personal evaluation to aid in achieving musical goals. All students participating receive points towards Gold Cups, providing incentive for excellence and growth.


Getting started

For students to enter NFMC events, teachers must be a member of a the NFMC by becoming a member of an active Senior Club.  We have three: Valley (north and west Phoenix area), East Valley (east valley of Phoenix area) and Quad Cities (Prescott).

join a senior club

Join one of the active Senior Clubs in Arizona and you will be eligible to enter your students in NFMC events. Select one:

Valley Music Club:

registration due by September 24

Click Here to Register

Or email [email protected]

East Valley Music Club:

registration due by September 24

Click Here to Register

Or email [email protected]

Quad City Music Teachers Association:

email [email protected] for registration information

order a festival bulletin

Order a Festival Bulletin here

Vivace online management system
NFMC Festival Bulletin Piano Solo Recordings

State Festival Chairman: Debbie Leavitt


Phoenix Valley Festival

Chair: Tiffani Smith  email

Ribbons: Sue Shiner  email

Strings: JoeAnn Cleland  email

Theory: Ruth Morrison  email

Organ:  Valerie Harris  email

Quad Cities Festival

Chair: Laurel Lloyd  email