National Federation of Music Clubs

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The National Federation of Music Clubs was founded in 1898, became an NGO member of the United Nations in 1949, and was chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1982. NFMC is a non-profit philanthropic music organization whose goal is to promote American music, performers, and composers through quality music education and supporting the highest standards of musical creativity and performance. NFMC headquarters are located in Greenwood, Indiana.


Carolyn C Nelson was installed as NFMC’s 32nd President in 2011 in Mclean VA. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and music education from North Dakota State University and a Master of Science degree in math education and educational administration from North Dakota State University.

State Organizations[edit]

There are 45 State Federations with more than 146,000 Senior, Student/Collegiate, and Junior members in 5,500 federated clubs and organizations. Federated states are divided into five regions: Northeastern, Southeastern, North Central, South Central, and Western.

Conventions/Fall Sessions[edit]

NFMC biennial conventions are held in the even years; Conferences are held biennially in the odd years. The 2013 NFMC Biennial Convention (57th) was held in Greenville, SC in June 2013. The 2014 Conference will be held June 24-28, 2014 in Portland, OR. The 58th Biennial Convention will be held in Fargo, ND June 15-20, 2015.


  • Music Clubs (magazine), published 3 times a year.
  • Junior Keynotes (magazine), published 3 times a year.

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