Arkansas Federation of Music Clubs

AFMC Officers 2021-23

Kathie White

Lewis Hinkle
Vice President

Jimmie Sinquefield Stephens

Frank Ferguson

Dr. Chris Thompson

Dr. Chris Thompson

Welcome to the Arkansas Federation of Music Clubs!

Arkansas Federation of Music Clubs (AFMC) is affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC). Both AFMC and the wider NFMC are service organizations promoting, providing, and encouraging music and music education in America. Membership categories include Junior (6-18 yrs.), Collegiate (16-25), and Senior (19+) members.  Membership is not limited to just professional or amateur musicians but also includes composers, dancers, performing artists, arts and music educators, music students, generous music patrons and benefactors, and music lovers of all ages.  For more information about the National Federation of Music Clubs, visit their website at

AFMC is comprised of clubs in every part of the state.  This website will give you information of clubs in your area and the Newsletters will give a good picture of the activities within the state.  Some of these activities include: Festival programs, competitive events, community outreach, music education advocacy, socializing with musical friends in your community and much, much more.  Contact the AFMC President, Kathie White, at for more information.

We Opera in the Ozarks!

Opera in the Ozarks is one of the true gems of Arkansas.  It has been a part of the musical scene here since 1951 and several generations of musicians and singers have had careers launched and expanded through their training and experience gained in the hills of the Ozarks around Eureka Springs.  The net of the singers and musicians involved today extends far beyond Arkansas to include all of the USA and international students.

Arkansas is one of five states in the South Central Region of the National Federation of Music Clubs supporting Opera in the Ozarks/Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony (OIO/IPFAC). We raise funds for general operations and for scholarships to attend this nine-week opera camp designed for career-minded students. Other states in the South Central Region include Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.

To learn more about Opera in the Ozarks, read our AFMC Newsletters, explore this site, or visit the OIO website at

2022 AFMC Calendar

May 1-7, 2022  National Music Week
Theme:  Music is Inspiration

June 13-18,  2022 – NFMC Conference
Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel
Theme: History and Music in the Circle City

July 20-23, 2022 – Opera in the Ozarks
South Central Region Federation Days
Inn of the Ozarks, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

September 10, 2022 – AFMC Conference
Little Rock  (Location TBA)

November 2022 – American Music Month

November 30, 2022 – Giving Tuesday

54th Arkansas Tour of the NFMC Young Artist
Rachel Breen
see March Newsletter!