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 will be held at the University of New Orleans on May 16, 2020.

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.


Important Information

The status of the NFMC online Festivals system is presently uncertain.  It is possible that we may participate in the online system if it becomes available to us. We will plan to operate our Festivals for this year using our existing paper and spreadsheet forms which are available for download at metairiemusicclub.org.  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 (markvile@cox.net), by October 1st for additional instructions. ​

2020 Deadlines:

January 15, 2020 – Piano and Musicianship Festivals Registration Deadline
January 8, 2020 – String Festival Registration Deadline
January 20, 2020 – Voice Festival Registration Deadline

February 8, 2020 – Voice Festival – University of New Orleans (UNO)
February 15, 2020 – Piano and Musicianship Festival – UNO
February 8, 2020 – Strings Festival – Metairie Park Country Day School

March 14, 2020 – 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.

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