For Music Educators
TFMC supports your ongoing efforts to promote music education and awareness in schools and in the community.
Through its community-based advocacy efforts, national support of music arts and education, and millions of dollars in competition awards, NFMC works at the national level to ensure that music continues to be an integral part of the American educational system.
Why Should You Enroll Your Students?
With so many contests and festivals vying for your student’s time, you might wonder what makes the TFMC Federation Festival so unique and worthwhile. First, the TFMC Federation Festivals fall at a good time in the school year. Festivals are typically held between the last of January through early March which means that the majority of students will be working on their pieces during November and December. This can be a difficult time to motivate students to work. Knowing that they have a deadline to face, students will be more apt to work diligently during the winter months.
The TFMC Federation Festival also offers students an opportunity to receive a critique from someone other than their teacher. Some students have heard the same message from us as teachers so many times that they have come to politely listen during lessons, but don’t take our advice to heart. Sometimes hearing this same advice from a judge is exactly what’s needed.
As students advance through the many levels of repertoire from the Federation’s Bulletin, they can see their progress in lessons. The Federation awards certificates and Cup Trophies to students who participate, which provides another source of public recognition of a student’s musical accomplishments.