Junior Festivals

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 is usually held at the University of New Orleans. 

Metairie Music Club proudly sponsors three awards: the $200 Moderately Difficult 2 & 3 Piano Award, the $100 Moderately Difficult 1 Piano Award, and the $300 Senior 1-3 Musical Theater Voice Award.


Important Information

​The NFMC online Festivals management system, known as “Vivace,” is very much functional and nearing completion.  All but a few of the newest members and students of Metairie Music Club have been entered into it and have the potential to use it for this year’s Festivals.  We have had some one-on-one orientation sessions for its operation but we need to have some more training sessions for everyone.  With the uncertainty surrounding future gatherings under the pandemic we may need to implement virtual training and limited group events.  It may also be necessary to use the old  paper and spreadsheet forms which will continue to be available for download at metairiemusicclub.org.  We will inform everyone of any changes as they develop.  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 (markvile@cox.net), by October 1st for additional instructions. ​
Contact Mark or Irene Vile for assistance: (​markvile@cox.net, ​eyedine@cox.net​)
Festival Fees: ​$17.00 for the first event and $8.00 for each additional event.

2022 Deadlines*:

*ALL FESTIVAL DATES and LOCATIONS have been updated as of 1/8/2022. There will NOT be an Honors Recital for 2022.

January 19, 2022 – Piano and Musicianship Festival Registration Deadline

January 28, 2022 – Strings Festival Registration Deadline

January 26, 2022- Voice Festival Registration Deadline

February 12, 2022 – Piano and Musicianship Festival (check Piano/Musicianship page for further details)

February 19, 2022 – Strings Festival – (check Strings Festival page for further details)

February 19 ,2022- Voice Festival- (check Voice Festival page for further details)

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.

MMC Festivals Administrators: Mark Vile
Contact Mark Vile or Irene Vile for further information or assistance.

Metairie Music Club

Metairie Music Club, a non-profit organization made up of professional and non-professional individuals interested in the promotion of music in our community, encourages your participation in all of our events.

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We encourage you to contact the Metairie Music Club with any questions.
Email:  MetairieMusicClub@gmail.com