November: American Music Month
Performances this month feature teaching artists and students sharing music American songwriters and composers.
March: St Louis MPAC Auditions
Participating students audition to advance to MFMC Competition and/or to be awarded scholarship to a selected summer music camp.
The NFMC Festivals Program is designed to give musicians of all abilities the opportunity to perform and receive yearly evaluation in a non-competitive environment. Performers are awarded through NFMC Festivals Cup Award Plan and with Honors Certificates.
May: National Music Week
Celebrated the first Sunday through second Sunday in May. Programming may include Honors recital for Festival goers who received Superior ratings, recognition for Essay Contest winner, and private/collaborative studio and public recital.