The NJFMC is a nonprofit organization of independent music teachers of all instruments being an integral part of the national organization encompassing more than 150,000 members in over 5,000 states in local groups. The NJFMC, being a part of the NFMC that was founded in 1898, is now the world’s largest philanthropic music organization supporting American music. 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 consist of professional and amateur musicians, vocalists, composers, dancers, performing artists, arts and music educators, generous benefactors, and music lovers who are passionate about creating a dynamic musical and cultural environment in their communities.

While piano is one of our largest participating instruments in the festivals, we also have vocal, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, accordion, full orchestra, and dance participants. Our music teachers are dedicated members who help improve musical growth and study through American and world literature. We encourage each participant to reach a high standard of musical achievement through our Junior and Senior festivals.

The annual festivals are not competitive events but an opportunity to perform and receive a professional evaluation by professional adjudicators. The rules are set by the National Federation and all festivals are administered by the respective State Federation of Music Clubs in accordance with the rules that appear in the bulletin which is published every 3-4 years.

The annual festivals in each instrument category event are offered as a solo, duet, trio, ensemble, accompaniment, concerto, sight playing/singing, improvisation, and theory. Please refer to the bulletin for a more in depth breakdown of each category. The annual festivals occur during the spring season of each year.


NJFMC Board Members

NJFMC Bylaws