The National Federation of Music Clubs, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to music education and promotion of the creative and performing arts in America.
Since its founding in 1898, the NFMC has grown into one of the world’s largest music organizations with Junior, Student and Adult clubs and individual members. The NFMC is chartered by the Congress of the United States.
Dedicated to finding and fostering young musical talent, the NFMC conducts annual Junior Festivals with more than 117,000 participants. NFMC offers more than three quarters of a million dollars in state and national competitions, including four $15,000 biennial Young Artist awards, and the $15,000 Ellis Award for Duo-Pianists. Each of these awards includes two years of performance bookings.
The Federation champions American music with awards and commissions. Federated States may proclaim November American Music Month, in which the annual Parade of American Music focuses on programs of music by American composers. Awards are given annually to recognize educational institutions for their promotion and presentation of American music.