Festival Entry Information

Entering the Spring Festivals is the first step for all Junior Awards/Scholarships. The Festivals are conducted by Area Festival Chairmen (see complete list below). Club counselors must obtain application blanks from the Chairmen. Music to be performed is listed in the Junior Festivals Bulletin which may be obtained from National Headquarters.

1646 Smith Valley Road
Greenwood, IN 46142

The Festivals offer the student an immediate objective toward which he or she may work, an opportunity to achieve a rating on the degree of his or her accomplishment. Entrants do not compete against each other. Each is rated on his or her own merit.

Entrance Fees

$10.00 – All entrants, including each person in ensembles of four or less
Exception: Groups of five or more, such as a chorus, pay $25 for the group.
There is no fee for a teacher when accompanying a student. (When possible, it is recommended that someone other than the teacher accompany the student.)

$5.00 – For each Award/Scholarship entered at the Area Festival

$5.00 – Gold Cup Fee per event

$10.00 – Fee for local winners entering State Finals

In addition, a local expense fee is charged by each Area Festival, which is set by the Area Festival Chairman depending on the amount of local expenses. The local Chairman will advise each student the amount of this fee.

Pay Fees + Dues / Donate

Membership Applications

Junior Clubs Membership:
Word document | PDF document

Senior Clubs Membership:
Word document | PDF document

Individual Membership:
Word document | PDF document



April 20, 2024
UNCG Music Building, Greensboro
Lynn Wilemon, State Chair


May 11, 2024
Western Avenue Baptist Church
Statesville, NC
Lynn Wilemon, State Chair

Capital District Royalty Auditions

April 7, 2024
Hopper Piano Company - Raleigh
Zina Astrakhan, District Chair

Southern/Piedmont District Royalty Auditions

April 13, 2024
First Methodist Church - Hickory
Postmark Deadline March 22
Chad Leatherman, District Chair

Please note: the Piedmont and
Southern Royalty are combined
into a single District now.

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Our History

Although there were organized music clubs in North Carolina, some having been associated with the National Federation of Music Clubs prior to 1917, this is the accepted year the North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs had its’ formal beginnings. Read more…