Junior Music Club Grand Rapids - St. Cecilia Music Center

Junior Music Clubs

Founded in 1898,  St. Cecilia Junior Music Clubs are an opportunity for music students in K-12 to listen and learn about many musical genres and instruments, to perform in front of their peers and to compete in the National Federation of Music Clubs Festival cup. Junior Music clubs helps develop the foundation for a lifelong love of music.  The student’s private music teacher must be a Senior Club Member in order to participate or the student must be an SCMC ensemble member.  

Clubs meet Fridays, October through February, 4:15-5:15 p.m.

2016-2017 Dates:

September 30: Music Club Kick-off meeting- all students welcome 

December 3: Piano Concerto Competition:  Haydn Concerto in D Major Mvt. I & III / Performance on January 14 at 7:30pm with the SCMC Philharmonic.

February 18: Scholarship Competitions

March 11:  SCMC Festival Cup



Scholarship Eligibility Junior Music Club members are eligible to compete annually for scholarships of up to $1,000 awarded for summer camps, music workshops, seminars or classes. Competitions are open to any Junior Music Club member in good standing who meets the eligibility requirements of the particular scholarship.

Festival Cup Opportunities Junior Music Club students are eligible to perform at the NFMC Festival, which is sponsored by St. Cecilia and held every winter. An independent judge evaluates performances in a variety of categories and awards points to be used toward various-sized gold cups in each category. Students must be taking lessons from a private teacher who is a St. Cecilia Senior Club Member (donor at the Member level or higher) to particiapte in club performances and Festival Cup.

Club Fee: $15 per year Free to all St. Cecilia School of Music ensemble students or those whose families are St. Cecilia annual fund donors at the member level or above.

St. Cecilia Music Center Junior Music Clubs are affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) and follow the NFMC’s rules for compensation and dues.

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