National Federation of Music Clubs Festivals
Dates: February 2-3, 9-10, 2013
The National Federation of Music Clubs Festivals 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 NFMC. 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 Federations of Music Clubs in accordance with the rules that appear in the current Festival Bulletin.
The Klassically Cool Junior Club is affiliated with the Senior Club, Morning Musicale of Fort Lauderdale. Our District is the Royal Poinciana North District.
Students can enter many categories: Piano Solo, Duet, trio, quartet, Hymn Playing, Patriotic and Folk Songs, Vocal Solos, Art Songs, Musical Theater, Patriotic and Folk Songs and Vocal Duets. There are String and other instrumental categories, as well.
Students must choose a required piece that is listed in the current Festival Bulletin, plus a second piece by a non-American composer. This rule is waived for Primary Level students. The students perform their two selections before two judges and an audience. They are awarded Superior (5 points), Excellent (4 points), Satisfactory (3 points), Fair (2 points), and Needs Improvement (1 point). They also receive very valuable evaluations of their performance.
When a total of 15 points has been earned, per category, the First Gold Cup is awarded. When each additional 15 points has been earned, the next larger cup is awarded.
Students who receive a Superior rating at the District level may choose to go to State Junior Convention the first weekend in May. This is usually held at the University of North Florida, in Jacksonville, Florida. There, students compete for a First Place or an Honorable Mention. There are no evaluation sheets given for feedback.