Arkansas Federation of Music Clubs

AFMC Officers 2021-23

Kathie White

Carol Moore
Vice President

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.

The National Federation of Music Clubs is celebrating a milestone 125th anniversary this year

NFMC 125 Years

Several goals have been set to celebrate!
    Membership Goal: 125,00 Members
    Student/Collegiate Goal: 125 Colleges/Universities
    Invocation Competition. Create a new NFMC Invocation to honor the 125th Celebration
    Members Donation: Every member, whether Junior, Student, or Senior member donate $1.25. Clubs collect donations and send check to NFMC
    125th Sponsors: Be an official sponsor by donating $125 to NFMC.

Join with AFMC members in supporting this significant anniversary of promoting and supporting American music, performers, and music education.

Biennial Convention – June 2023 in Norfolk, Virginia – 125 Years and Still Making Waves

The 2023 Convention Committee invites you to join NFMC for a week of music-making, workshops, fellowship, and exploration. All meetings, performances and worshops will take place at the beautiful Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, located in downtown Norfolk. Information and registration documents will be posted on the NFMC website by February 1. Make plans to attend!

We Opera in the Ozarks!

Opera in the Ozarks 2023 Season

The Elixir of Love by Donezetti
Orpheus in the Underworld by Offenbach
The Tender Land by Copland

Federation Days – July 19—21 2023

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

Fall ’22 President’s Newsletter

Fall ’22

2022-2023 AFMC Calendar

May 7 – 14, 2023 National Music Week Theme: “Music is a Worldwide Adventure”

June 12 – 17, 2023 NFMC Biennial Convention, Norfolk, Virginia

June 23 – July 21, 2023 Opera in the Ozarks Season

July 19 – 21, 2023 Federation Days, Inspiration Point, Eureka Springs, Arkansas