THE PURPOSE OF THE NFMC FESTIVALS PROGRAM
Festivals are designed for ALL members of the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC). Festivals are not a competition but an opportunity to perform and receive evaluation. The NFMC sets the rules and all Festivals are administered by the Georgia Federation of Music Clubs (GFMC) in accordance with the rules as stated in the NFMC Festivals Bulletin. No exceptions will be made.
The NFMC’s Festivals provide young musicians and adults (age 19 and above) opportunities and encouragement for continued musical growth. Entrants are evaluated on their individual merits. The Festivals are intended for students at all levels of ability. Encouragement is our foremost goal.
Note to Festival Chairmen
Welcome to the Georgia Federation of Music Clubs! We hope you have an exciting and profitable year of festivals. Here is some helpful and important information.
Specially Capable Student
If you have a student who qualifies for the specially capable category, you may complete this form via the National Federation of Music Club’s website at this link
If you have a student who has previously participated in festival and has transferred to your studio to participate this upcoming year, you need to complete the transfer form via the National Federation of Music Club’s website at this link
Information about liability insurance can be found via the National Federation of Music Club’s website at this link. If you are interested in this insurance, the deadline is November 15th to Dawn Hawk, Treasurer.
Senior Club Membership
Senior Club Membership is due SEPTEMBER 1st to:
attn.: Dr. Dawn D. Hawk
Hawk Music Academy
5834 N. Vickery Street, Suite J5
Cumming, GA 30040
Please go to https://georgianfmc.org and click on Membership enrollment forms/electronic submission of forms and fees. What is the Senior Club? The Senior Club is yourself or a group of teachers in your area/city who collectively apply for membership to the Georgia and National Federation of Music Clubs. Your group should create a club name that will be used as your Senior Club Name. You should also include adult students on this registration form. Membership is paid based on the number of teachers/adult students that you include.
Next, download the Senior Club Roster Form on the same webpage. You will need to list every teacher and adult student along with their personal contact information and submit this form to Dawn Hawk with your dues. A copy of your teachers names (without a check) must be emailed to Debra Hughes.
Junior Club Membership
Junior Club Membership is due September 15th to Dawn Hawk (see Senior Club Membership for contact information). Please go to https://georgianfmc.org and click on Membership enrollment forms/electronic submission of forms and fees. What is the Junior Club? The Junior Club should include all of your non-adult students in your studio regardless of whether or not they participate in Festival. You are to create a name for your Junior Club. Membership is paid based on the number of students that are included.
You will also need to submit the Junior Club Roster Form on the same webpage. List the names of every student in your studio and submit this form to Debra Hughes, Festival Chair and Dawn Hawk, Treasurer.
Submit your order for certificates to Debra Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org no than September 1st. This order should include your expected need for:
Participation certificates (the half page sized certificates) – Each student who participates will receive this certificate regardless of rating.
Superior certificates (full page certificates – white in color). For students who have received Superior for the first time. Also for students who received a superior this year but skipped last year or didn’t score superior last year (they may have received a superior two or more years ago).
Consecutive superior certificates (full page certificates, off white in color, for students who received a superior last year and this year) Note: any student who receives this consecutive superior certificate must have multiple consecutive years of superiors. If they didn’t participate one year, anything before that year no longer counts for this certificate. If they didn’t receive a superior one year, anything before that year no longer counts for this certificate.
Three, Six, Nine and 12 year consecutive superior certificates (full page, each a different color, for students who have received the corresponding consecutive superiors) Stipulations of missed Festival participation and non-superior years still apply to eligibilty to receive these ‘milestone’ certificates.
What to Submit After Festival
Submit the JR 3-3 to Debra Hughes email@example.com and the Treasurer, Dawn Hawk at firstname.lastname@example.org. (See Senior Club Membership for contact information). The JR 3-3 instructions are printed on the form. PLEASE follow them exactly. List the events in the same order as they are printed in the bulletin. Completely fill out the summary report, including the consecutive superiors by year.
Also, submit the JR 3-4 to Debra Hughes. Again, please follow directions. Classify entrants by event and then alphabetize within the event. PLEASE submit this form electronically via excel so that it can easily be copied into a file for permanent records. Handwritten forms and printed forms will NOT be accepted.
ALL OF THESE FORMS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN MAY 20th!
Thank you for all that each of you do to share your love of music! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!
Debra Hughes – State Festival Chairman
The most recent Festival Bulletin updates and clarifications are in your Autumn Issue 2018 Junior Keynotes magazine, Vol. 91, No. 1 on pages 8 – 10. The current Bulletin is valid until May 2020.
NFMC Updates Piano Solo / Hymn Playing
The correlation requirements between Piano Solo/Hymn are suspended.
They are guidelines, but are not required.
Clarification Regarding Piano Hymn Playing Event Hymns are often published in different keys among the various hymnals on the market. The key of the hymn is a factor in the level of difficulty. In order to prevent the simplification of more difficult hymns to easier key, specific keys were designated on the required list.
Some websites have the capability to transpose the hymns on their site into any desired key. These sites can be utilized to obtain printings of the hymn in the requisite keys. These documents are not photocopies, but legally obtained printings. The hymns are in the public domain and can therefore be modified as desired.
Listed below are three sites that transpose hymns. This list is by no means exhaustive. Some of the major digital sheet music distributors also have hymns among their listings.
These sites are specific to hymns. You may need to download the Sibelius Scorch plugin for your browser in order to be able to view and transpose hymns. (Your computer should prompt you if this is necessary.)
- • Hymnary.org Use the search box to search by title or hymn tune. Some hymns are free to transpose and print. Other hymns require the purchase of a FlexScore (choose the Accompaniment version) for $1.99 (two copies necessary).
- • LDS.org/music Click on “Books & Collections” then “Hymnal”. Select “Tune Name” from the right side navigation bar. Free.
- • TimelessTruths.org Click on the “Music” tab on the left side. Use the search box or click “All” to see a complete listing of titles. Free.