Becoming a part of the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC)
has introduced me to all kinds of new performance opportunities for young musicians. To be a member of the NFMC, you have to be a member of the State Club too, which in my case, is the Florida Federation of Music Clubs (FFMC)
. To be a member of that club, you have to join a Senior Club, which in my case, the closest one to me is Harmony Music Club in Jacksonville. To be a member of a Senior Club, you have to become a Junior Club. Which I did...So I am...Cadenza Music Club...So there. Like I was saying, I've been introduced to all kinds of new performance opportunities for young musicians. For instance, the Stephen & Jeanie Foster Vocal Competition
For those of you who don't know who Stephen Foster is, don't fret because I 100% had no idea before I Googled him and read his Wikipedia
. Then of course, I thought, "Oh yeah! 'The Swanee River'!" (It's actually called "Old Folks at Home"
come to find out). In a nutshell, Stephen Foster was a very recognizable American songwriter.