Our main event is hosting a festival each spring. The NFMC Junior Festivals Program is designed to give all students an opportunity to perform and be evaluated in a non-competitive environment. The Junior Festival is open to students of all levels and abilities. Participation in NFMC Festivals promotes music study. Students who participate develop their abilities to perfect and memorize pieces, to play and perform musically, and to push themselves to higher levels of performance and musicianship. The Jr. Festival exposes students to musical literature of both the United States and foreign countries.
AWARDS—Students performing in Junior festival receive a beautiful certificate, a ribbon, and an evaluation by an outside judge, who gives them points toward a Gold Cup. Students earn Gold Cups by earning points. This Gold Cup Award Plan promotes continued participation in the Festivals program.