Arkansas Federation of Music Clubs

AFMC Officers 2023-25

Kathie White

AFMC President’s Theme:
“Sing and Play the Music Forward”

AFMC President’s Song:
“I’ll Praise My Maker While I’ve Breath”

Carol Moore
Vice President

Nancy Griffin
Recording Secretary

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 Arkansas Federation of Music Clubs 2023 Conference will be held on Saturday, September 16th, at Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock, AR. 

Please make plans to attend and encourage your club members to fill a car to come for new ideas, training for officers, inspiration, planning, and beautiful music.  We are putting a lot of work into this conference and it will be a good “kick-off” for a new season of AFMC!   The registration form along with a check needs to be sent by Friday, September 8th, to the state president.

AFMC Conference Call 2023

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.

Summer ’23 President’s Newsletter

Summer ’23

2023-2024 AFMC Calendar

September 16, 2023 – AFMC Conference, Little Rock, AR

June 11-15, 2024 NFMC Conference, Isle Hotel in Bettendorf, Iowa

May 5-12, 2024 National Music Week Theme: “Music is…yours, mine and ours

July 17-19, 2024  Federation Days at OIO, Eureka Springs, AR

2023 NFMC Young Artist Tour in Arkansas 

Leland Philip Ko, cellost

Leland Philip Ko

Adria Ye, piano

Adria Ye

Schedule of concerts & contact information for the Arkansas Young Artist Tour with Leland Philip Ko (cellist) and Adria Ye (collaborative piano).

Monday, September 11, 2023, 7:30 P.M. Mabee Fine Arts Center, Ouachita Baptist University Arkadelphia, AR 71998 ph. 870-245-5129. Dr. Caroline Taylor, Chair; School of Fine Arts.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 7:00 P.M. Stilwell Humanities Music Hall, Texarkana College, 2500 North Robinson Road, Texarkana, TX 75599 ph. 870-773-1118. Shelly Brown, President; Texarkana Music Club 903-824-0501;

Thursday, September 14, 2023, 7:00 P.M. Fine Arts Center, University of Arkansas at Monticello, 346 University Drive, Monticello, AR 71656 ph.870-460-1060 Mr. Frank Ferguson;

Friday, September 15, 2023, 11:00 A.M. Trinity United Methodist Church, 1101 North Mississippi Street, Little Rock, AR 72207 ph. 501-666-2813 Suzanne Babbie, President; Little Rock Musical Coterie 501-922-6418

Sunday, September 17, 2023, 3:00 P.M. Bella Vista Presbyterian Church, 1880 Forest Hills Boulevard, Bentonville AR 72715 Betty Pierce, President; Bella Vista Andante Music Club ph. 479-621-3414

Contact for more information: George Keck, Young Artist Presentation Chair, ph. 870-403-2951