Festival Info

Festival Info

The National Federation of Music Clubs Festival program is designed to promote study and stimulate interest in American and world music literature, and encourage each participant to reach a high standard of musical achievement.

The Festival is designed for all members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. It is not a competition but an opportunity to perform and receive evaluation. Rules are set by the National Federation of Music Clubs and Festivals are administered by the respective State Federation of Music Clubs in accordance with the rules that appear in the Bulletin.

Festivals are held throughout the state during the months of January, February, and March. Students may participate in a number of different solo and ensemble events to receive evaluation and earn points toward a Gold Cup Trophy award program. Any student studying with a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs is eligible to participate.

Teachers find the program assists student progress by setting of short and long term goals. The rewards motivate preparation and the sense of accomplishment achieved by participants encourages further study.

Teachers interested in membership and participation should contact Festival Chair Nadine Berg

Festivals

  • Are non-competitive
  • Served over 5,400 Minnesota musicians at 32 sites in 2001
  • Offer participation in over 150 events for soloists and ensembles, beginner to advanced.
  • Provide written evaluation, certificates of participation and achievement and the opportunity to participate in award programs.
  • Promote study, stimulate interest in American and world music literature, and encourage each participant to set and reach high individual goals and standards.

Events Available to Entrants

  • PIANO solo, concerto, duet, trio, duo, quartet, hymn playing, and accompaniment
  • ORGAN solo and hymn playing
  • SIGHT PLAYING/SINGING
  • VOICE art song and musical theater, solo and ensemble
  • AMERICAN PATRIOTIC AND FOLK SONG
  • STRINGS solo, concerto, and small ensemble
  • CHAMBER MUSIC
  • HARP
  • CLASSICAL GUITAR
  • FOLK INSTRUMENTS
  • WINDS, BRASS, PERCUSSION solo, concerto, and small ensemble
  • HAND BELLS
  • DANCE
  • THEORY EXAMS