Federation Festival

What is the Federation Festival?

The National Federation of Music Club's Harp Studentfestival is a musical event held every year in spring as a means to foster musical education and development among students of music of all ages. The festival is held in many locations all over the nation. Students prepare musical pieces which are performed before a judge. The judge issues each participant a written critique to help them improve and grow as musicians. In addition to providing a valuable educational opportunity in a non-competitive setting, students can earn gold cup trophies and certificates for their participation.

When is the Federation Festival Held?

The date of each Federation Festival varies from district to district and from year to year. You can download a PDF file with this year's festival dates and locations. Information on the dates of your local festival are also published in the WFMC newsletter, News of Note. If you are unsure of which district you live in, contact a local festival chairperson for advice. For much more information about festivals and getting your students involved in Federation Festival, please see the Teacher Support page.

Download rating sheets and applications for this year's Federation Festival.