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 fully functional and all Festivals this year will be conducted by using it.  All existing members and students of Metairie Music Club have been entered and will use it for this year’s Festivals.  Teachers should access the system to enter any new students who will be entering Festivals for the first time this year.  Online help for this procedure is available.
Vivace will handle all student registrations, selection of pieces, generation of invoice (fees), printing of Judge’s Sheets and reporting of results including awarding of cups.  Registrations for a specific Festival are usually opened on or shortly after January 1st.

New members who are teachers and are planning to enter students in Festivals will need to contact the MMC system administrator, Mark Vile, markvile@cox.net, in order to be set up in the system.  Once you are set up you can access Vivace and explore the many help screens and videos to learn how to use it.

Most of the paper forms we have used in the past, as well as the Excel or PDF Teacher’s List electronic files, will not be required.  However, there are a few specialized forms you may need that will be available on our MMC website on the Festivals pages.

MMC Vivace Administrator: Mark Vile
Please 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.

2023 Deadlines*:

*ALL FESTIVAL DATES and LOCATIONS have been updated as of 9/11/2022. Additional updates will be posted as soon as possible.

February 1, 2023 – Piano and Musicianship Festival Registration Deadline

February 4, 2023 – Strings Festival Registration Deadline

February 1, 2023- Voice Festival Registration Deadline

March 11, 2023 – Piano and Musicianship Festival (check Piano/Musicianship page for further details)

March 4, 2023- Strings Festival – (check Strings Festival page for further details)

March 4, 2023- 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