Held in January, February or March, this is the biggest activity of our year! Participants perform and receive an evaluation rated on individual merits. This encourages a high standard of achievement while stimulating interest in American and world music literature. Sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs, the Gold Cup Awards keep the Junior members focused on continuing their musical training. Judges also choose the most outstanding performers to be featured in our annual Honors Recital.
Juniors earning Superior in Festival are eligible to compete in the LFMC Junior Convention and Competition.
Metairie Music Club proudly sponsors three awards: the $200 Moderately Difficult 2 & 3 Piano Award, the $100 Medium & Moderately Difficult 1 Piano Award, and the $300 Senior 1-3 Musical Theater Voice Award.
Full club participation in the NFMC online Festivals System will occur again this year. Any Junior Counselors new to Metairie Music Club must register in the system and enter their students’ historical data by December 1st. Teachers who have already been entered into the system will need to add any new students not previously entered. Please contact the LFMC system administrator, Mark Vile , by October 1st for additional instruction.
January 18, 2017 – Deadline for all teachers to be enrolled in NFMC Database.
January 1, 2017 – Online Database Festivals Registration open
January 31, 2018 – Piano and Musicianship Festival Deadline for entering students, both database and hard copy packet
February 5, 2018 – Voice Festival Deadline for entering students, both database and hard copy packet
January 27, 2018 – Strings Festival Deadline for entering students, both database and hard copy packet
February 24, 2018 – Voice Festival – Delgado Community College
March 3, 2018 – Piano and Musicianship Festival – UNO
March 3, 2018 – Strings Festival – NO Baptist Theological Seminary
March 10, 2018 – Honors Recital – UNO
The three Festivals Chairmen will email all rules and guidelines regarding their specific Festivals to those teachers.
Festival Fees: $17.00 for the first event and $8.00 for each additional event.
Piano and Musicianship Festival Forms
For additional information, please go to the Piano and Musicianship page
Metairie Music Club
We encourage you to contact the Metairie Music Club with any questions.