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 which will be held at the University of New Orleans on May 18, 2019.
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.
The old NFMC online Festivals system has been discontinued so our Festivals for this year will be run using our existing paper and spreadsheet forms. We will continue to add data to our statewide collection site at www.LFMCTeachers.org. Any Junior Counselors new to Metairie Music Club must register at www.LFMCTeachers.org and enter their students’ historical data by December 31st. Teachers who have already been entered into the system will need to add any new students not previously entered. Festivals results will be added when complete. Please contact the LFMC system administrator, Mark Vile (firstname.lastname@example.org), by October 1st for additional instructions.
January 16, 2019 – Piano and Musicianship Festivals Registration Deadline
January 23, 2019 – String Festival Registration Deadline
January 28, 2019 – Voice Festival Registration Deadline
ALL FESTIVAL and HONOR RECITAL DATES ARE TENTATIVE
February 16, 2019 – Voice Festival – Delgado Community College
February 23, 2019 – Piano and Musicianship Festival – UNO
February 23, 2019 – Strings Festival – Metairie Park Country Day School
March 9, 2019 – 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.