Junior Festivals

The Junior Festivals give students the opportunity to perform for a judge and be evaluated on their musical growth.  Students are praised for what they do well, and given constructive suggestions as to how they can improve.  The New Jersey Federation of Music Clubs strives to nurture a love a music as well as a growing technical mastery.

 

 

RULES AND OVERVIEW OF JUNIOR FESTIVALS

“Festivals are designed for all members of the National Federation of Music Clubs.  The Festival is not a competitive event but an opportunity to perform and receive evaluation.  The rules are set by the National Federation of Music Clubs.” (NFMC Federation Festival Bulletin, ii)

 

General Festival Information

Materials Necessary:     National Festival Bulletin (available through nfmc-music.org) and the information and forms found on this website.

 

Child Protection Policy:

The National Federation of Music Clubs has established a Child Protection Policy to ensure that all students have a safe and positive experience at the Junior Festivals.  As part of this policy, the New Jersey Federation of Music Clubs has two adults in a judging room, and follows the guidelines set out in the pamphlet Preventing Child Sexual Abuse”.  All adults working as judges and proctors in the NJFMC Junior Festivals are required to read this pamphlet, and need to sign the Child Protection Form on a yearly basis.  The Child Protection forms will need to be signed at the Festival Centers.

 

Rules & Regulations:

 

APPLICATIONS/FORMS FOR THE JUNIOR FESTIVALS:

            In order to participate in the Festivals, the following forms, with their fees, are due to the Junior Festival Chairman by JANUARY 15th.

 

Please note:  NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER JANUARY 15th.

1)  Junior Festival Fees, Form and Checklist.

2)  Junior Festival Application:

3)  Site Sheet:   Important:  Even with online registration, all site sheets must be submitted in duplicate to the Festival Chairman by January 15th.

4)  Gold Cup/ NJ Trophy form:

5)  Rating Sheet:

6) Festival Announcement Form: 

Please note:  All children at the Festivals must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  All children are the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian.  No child may be left unattended in the waiting room or judges’ room.  This includes the children of teachers/judges.

 

DAY OF  FESTIVAL  - Teachers:

 

DAY OF FESTIVAL - Students:

 

Festival Generated Awards:

1)     Superior Certificates: 

2)     Gold Cups: The Gold Cup Plan is described in detail in the Festival Bulletin, available through the NFMC website (nfmc-music.org).  The following is a summary:

Superior = 5 points

Excellent = 4 points

Satisfactory = 3 points

Fair = 2 points

Needs Improvement = 1 point

1st Gold Cup = 15 points

2nd Gold Cup = 30 points

3rd Gold Cup = 45 points

4th Gold Cup = 60 points

Grand Cup (5th Gold Cup) = 75 points

President’s Cup (6th Gold Cup) = 90 points

3)     The New Jersey Trophy

This trophy is a special award for the purpose of encouraging students to play multiple events.

There are two different ways to earn the NJ trophy .

  1. The NJ Trophy may be earned in one year by playing in three separate events (i.e. piano solo, concerto, duet).

  2. The NJ Trophy can be earned in a two year period by playing in two events for two consecutive years.  

 

GOLD CUP CONCERT

 

Please plan to attend and encourage your students to attend as well.  It is a wonderful opportunity to hear our young musicians.