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Celebrate American Music Month

American Music/American Composers

The National Federation of Music Clubs has declared the month of November to be American Music Month. The Professor Rudolf R.A. Schramm Parade of American Music honors its founder, Ada Holding Miller, by encouraging NFMC clubs to increase programming and performance of American music; to bring more recognition to American composers; to stimulate public appreciation and awareness of American music; and to broaden the knowledge of American music. The Parade encompasses all aspects of music and was established in 1987 by the widow of Professor Rudolf R. A. Schramm. 

Most Texas clubs join this celebration of American music in November. Each club's Parade of American Music report can be considered for a Professor Rudolf Schramm Parade of American Music Club Award. The Schramm awards are $300 for first place, $125 for second place, and $75 for third place. You may circle "reporting only" on the report form if you are only interested in a certificate and not interested in competing for the cash awards. 


NFMC Parade of American Music 
All entries are due March 1 (AM1-1, AM1-2, AM1-2a). Information may be found on the forms which may be obtained from Reporting only to receive a certificate, send form and program(s) to your South Central Regional Chair - Carla Johnson, 2301 60th St., Lubbock, TX 79412.


Cash Award entries – send to NFMC Division Chair - Karen Bourne, 397 Riviera Circle, Dakota Dunes, SD 57049    (712) 577-0277


NFMC  American Music Awards


This is a yearlong endeavor for the local clubs with cash awards being $300 for first place, $125 for second place, and $75 for third place.The majority of the music on the programs must be American. Information and forms for this award (AM 2) are available at  Award entries must be sent to NFMC Division Chair at the address on the NFMC form.

South Central Region's clubs have wonderful programs, aso contact Carla Johnson to obtain the necessary form for you to fill out and send along with your November program to her at 2301 60th St., Lubbock, TX 79412. This must be postmarked by March 1, 2022. Remember if your club is applying for a cash award, send your information to Karen Bourne in SD.


Promotion of American music is the foremost objective of the Federation. Let's all join together to fulfill this vital mission. Please inform your clubs.

Carla Johnson

NFMC SCR Parade of American Music Chair



American Music Month

National Music Week

NFMC/TFMC Festivals

TFMC All State Festival

Junior Composers


Summer Camps

Opera in the Ozarks/Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony

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