National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC)
http://nfmc-music.org

NFMC, founded in 1898, is now the world's largest philanthropic music organization supporting American music and musicians.  It is one of three music organizations to be chartered by the United States Congress and the only music organization member of the United Nations.  There are 6,000 NFMC-related organizations and music clubs nationally.  Members are professional and amateur musicians, vocalists, composers, dancers, performing artists, arts and music educators, students, generous benefactors, and music lovers who are interested in creating a dynamic musical and cultural environment in their communities. 

The National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) offers more than $750,000 in competition and award prizes on the local, state and national level.  Competitions are sponsored by the Federation in a wide range of categories, including voice, instrumental music, composition, dance, conducting, handicapped and visually impaired, and music therapy.  NFMC also sponsors more than 40 annual and biennial awards for students desiring to attend Summer Music Centers.  For more information, visit http://nfmc-music.org/Competitions/CompetitnsAwards.htm.

For membership information see the website at http://nfmc-music.org or contact AHS Liaison Catherine Anderson at cathharp@aol.com.