NFMC: Junior Division Music Festival
"...acquaintance with great music instills a love of that which brings courage and lofty ideals and tends toward clean, noble living"
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The National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC), founded in 1898, is now the world’s largest philanthropic music organization supporting American music and musicians. It is one of three music organizations to be chartered by the United States Congress and the only music organization member of the United Nations. There are 6,000 NFMC-related organizations and music clubs nationally. Members are professional and amateur musicians, vocalists, composers, dancers, performing artists, arts and music educators, students, generous benefactors, and music lovers who are interested in creating a dynamic, musical and cultural environment in their communities.
Each year in February and March, CCSM sponsors the annual Jr. Music Festival (JMF) through the NFMC charter. This music festival is open to all music students and encourages creative growth and development through nationally-approved, graded performance material. Students choose various events to enter ranging from solo, chamber, concerto, music theory, and much more. This festival is not a competition, but rather an opportunity for each music student to receive specialized feedback and comments from an objective judge who evaluates students on individual merits of performance and aptitude. This special opportunity empowers students to achieve musical, academic and performance goals that might not otherwise be realized.
The Junior Music Festival for the Pomona Valley Area will be hosted in person by the Claremont Community School of Music on February 17th - 19th, 2023.
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JMF Teacher Resources
NFMC Teacher Registration Portal
2020 - 2024 NFMC Festival Bulletin updates
THEORY TEST PRACTICE
- - Click here for the Theory Exam requirements by level. - -
The theory testing format has changed from years past, so we encourage students
and teachers to review the PRACTICE theory tests below:
FESTIVAL YEAR 2021
|Level A Practice|
|Level B Practice|
|Level C Practice|
|Level One Practice|
|Level Two Practice|
|Level Three Practice|
|Level Four Practice|
|Level Five Practice|
|Level Six Practice|
|Level Seven Practice|
|Level Eight Practice|
|Level Nine Practice|
|Level Ten Practice|
|Level Eleven Practice|
Level Twelve Practice
Registration Fees are required from each participant. The following rates are per participant, per event:
All registered students at CCSM will be billed on Feb. 1st, 2023 for NFMC registration dues; the fees will be included on participants' monthly CCSM invoices for February. Teachers will not need to collect payment from registered CCSM students. Unregistered students, or students participating outside of CCSM, will need to give a check (made out to CCSM) to their teacher. Checks from non-CCSM students will be collected and submitted by the student’s teacher to the CCSM office no later than February 1st, 2023.
Ratings and Point Accrual toward Gold Cup Awards
Ratings leading to a Gold Cup award are:
The first Gold Cup is earned when the student has achieved a total of 15 points. Each subsequent Gold Cup is earned in increments of 15 points, so that a 2nd Gold Cup for example, would be earned when the student earned a total of 30 points. Each succeeding cup earned is larger in size respectively, with the largest Gold Cup worth 75 points. Students accumulate points that can also be transferred to different National Federation Music Clubs; however, only points earned at National Federation Festivals will count towards a student’s earning of a Gold Cup.
NFMC Junior Music Festival Class Advancement Schedule
|Primary II||Junior II|
|Primary IV||Senior Class|
|Moderately Difficult I||
|Moderately Difficult II||
|Moderately Difficult III||
|Musically Advanced I||
|Musically Advanced II||