To join Nebraska Federation of Music Clubs, first contact the Membership chairman. The Membership Chairman will assist the interested member. To belong to NFMC the individual new member needs to pay the Membership Application Form fee of $20.00. This fee includes membership in the National Federation of Music Clubs.
Categories and Dues
Colleges: Dues $100 per school year
Senior Clubs: Dues $20.00 per person per year
Senior Clubs are for two or more teachers, musicians, or otherwise interested adults who wish to form a local affiliate of the NFMC. Local officers are elected, local dues are collected, and regular meetings are held throughout the year to accomplish the goals set for the club. State dues, per member, are $20.00 and are sent to the state treasurer.
Senior Special: Dues $50.00 per year
If no local club is available, and/or not enough interest is present to start one, you may affiliate with NFMC as a Senior Special, or individual, member. This allows you and your students to participate in NFMC-sponsored activities and to take advantage of all services and opportunities.
This division is for college or advanced high school students (ages 16-25). Membership may be through a student group (e.g. band choir, dance, orchestra, Music Department, etc.) or as an individual (Student Special).
Group Dues: Contact State Treasurer for information
Student Special Dues: $15.00 per year
This division is for elementary through high-school age students (ages 18 and younger). Membership is through a Junior Club. Each teacher forms his/her own junior club. The dues for each individual junior (student) member of that club is $2.50 per year due January 1. Junior Club members may participate in the Junior Festival. A subscription to NFMC’s quarterly magazine Music Clubs Magazine will be sent to each teacher.
Individual students not affiliated with a Junior Club may also participate in Junior Festival as a Junior Special. The Junior Special dues are $12.00 per year.
To be listed in our directory, senior membership dues must be paid by October 1.
To enter students in Junior Festival, senior membership dues must be paid by January 10.
Junior Club (student) Dues is $2.50 per student if paid by January 10.
After January 10, add $2.50 per student.
After January 20, add $5 per studio.
If you want to receive additional information, please download the appropriate document and return to the address on the form.
You can find the membership forms on our Forms page.
National Federation of Music Clubs Membership
National Federation of Music Clubs is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to music education and the promotion of creative and performing arts in America. 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.
What’s in it for me?
For the performing musician…
(or the aspiring performer) NFMC provides a stage. Each year local, state and national NFMC-sponsored competitions showcase over 100,000 musicians and composers. Professional and amateur musicians alike benefit from the exposure they get through participation in local music clubs.
For the educator…
NFMC helps you in your ongoing efforts to promote music education and awareness in schools and in the community.
Through its community-based advocacy efforts, national support of music arts and education, and millions of dollars in competition awards, NFMC works to ensure that music continues to be an integral part of the American educational system.
For the music enthusiast…
NFMC is the ideal membership organization. Whether enjoying music at a local club function or promoting music through financial support, NFMC lets you express your appreciation for music in your own special way.
Involvement in local NFMC music clubs gives you a chance to make a real difference in your community.
NFMC leadership opportunities abound, and within these opportunities lies the personal recognition and sense of accomplishment that members want and deserve.
With leadership comes responsibility. NFMC members understand the vital role music plays in society and welcome the special responsibility of keeping music an important part of the American cultural experience.
What will I get for my membership?
NFMC adds the collective strength of its state and local affiliates, and over a century of tradition and accomplishment, to your love of music, plus…
- A chance to increase your opportunities to perform or enjoy the performances of others
- Membership in NFMC at all three levels (local, state and national)
- A subscription to NFMC’s quarterly magazine for senior members, Music Clubs Magazine
- Special opportunities to participate in designated NFMC competitions for members only
- Instant access to information on auditions, festivals, and other performance venues through NFMC’s website
- A voice in the future of music in America’s schools
- An opportunity to be recognized for your contributions through local, state, and national NFMC awards programs
- Being one of more than 150,000 members in over 5,000 state and local groups
How might I be involved?
Membership in National Federation of Music Clubs gives you the chance to get what you want from music and a chance to give something back!
There are many ways to get involved:
- Study and performance opportunities
- Competitive awards
- Local community arts programs
- State Festivals for juniors and adults
- Summer music camps
- Music programs and universities and colleges
- Music therapy and education programs
- Legislation for music education, high music standards
- Opportunities for musicians with disabilities and visual impairments.
- Sacred and inspirational music
- American Music Month observance each November
- National Music Week celebration in May
Nebraska Federation of Music Clubs
In 1898, National Federation of Music Clubs was called the National Federation of Women’s Amateur Musical Clubs. Mrs. D.A. Campbell from Lincoln, Nebraska was elected as one of its Western Directors. For over 50 years Nebraska Federation of Music Club’s most popular event has been the Junior Festival with more than 400 students participating each year.
We are a small, energetic, devoted group who actively support music education and educators. Through our Senior Clubs, Nebraska Federated teachers have many opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Junior Festival – Performance in which student younger than 19 plays two pieces from memory for a judge and audience. Students receiving the highest rating for four or more consecutive years. Start a personal file with a 3X5 card for each student and event entered. An entrant may work simultaneously toward a cup in more than one event in any year. You update the card every year until student turns 19 years of age.
State Honors Recital – Recital to honor contest winners and students who have received 4 or more consecutive superiors in Junior Festival.
Nebraska Federation Scholarship Competition – Piano competition with prize money for advanced students aged 16 – 25
Student Growth Opportunities:
Nebraska State Essay Contest – Nebraska students in Grade 3 – 6 write an essay on a given theme. Winner receives prize money. Not limited to Federation members.
National Music Week Essay Contest – Students in Grade 7 – 12 write essay on given theme. State winner advances to regional and national competition . Winners receive prize money. Not limited to Federation members.
Composition Contest – Student original compositions are judged. Winner receives prize money and advances to regional and national competition.
Summer Music Camp Scholarship – Scholarship money is given to worthy applicants who wish to attend a Summer Music Camp.
Junior Composer Institute – A summer Composition Camp in Minneapolis sponsored by the Northwest Region of National Federation of Music Clubs.
Professional Growth Opportunities:
Roster Listing – Rosters are placed in local music stores for student referrals.
Junior Festival Bulletin – A list of graded, required American repertoire used in the Junior Festival.
Student Adjudication – Written comments from judges are presented to teachers after each Junior Festival, Competition and Contest.
Teacher Education Scholarships – In the years when no Summer Music Camp Scholarships are awarded, teachers may apply for financial assistance for educational growth.
Conventions – Social gatherings with installation of officers, lots of good food and motivational speakers.
State – Nebraska hosts a Biennial Convention featuring a guest speaker, masterclass or clinician and an informal Anniversary Brunch.
Regional – Nebraska is a member of the Northwest Region of the National Federation of Music Clubs. An annual conference is held each summer.
National – The National Federation of Music Clubs holds a biennial Convention featuring National Young Artist winners and clinicians.