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Delaware Federation of Music Clubs

Now in its third year, the Delaware Federation of Music Clubs sponsors a non-competitive festival each March for music students of all ages and ability levels.  

Students participate in solos, theory, duets, hymns, folk songs, fiddling, and sight-playing.  They are judged according to how well they played their pieces and receive ratings, feedback, certificates, and ribbons.  Students earn trophies over the years based on cumulative points.

Students receiving a superior rating will be invited to perform at the festival recital in the early afternoon.

Instruments include piano, organ, strings, flute, and voice. 

National Federation of Music Clubs Festivals

The National Federation of Music Clubs Festivals program is designed to promote study, stimulate interest in American and world music literature and encourage each participant to reach a high standard of musical achievement.

Festivals are designed for ALL members of the NFMC.  Festival is not a competitive event but an opportunity to perform and receive evaluation.  The rules are set by the National Federation of Music Clubs and all Festivals are administrated by the respective State Federation of Music Clubs in accordance with the rules that appear in this Bulletin.  No exception will be made.  The National Festivals Chairmen, in consultation with the proper authorities, may pass final judgement on questions or interpretation of rules and procedures.


Delaware Junior Music Festival

March 24, 2018,  8am-noon

Grace United Methodist Church 

900 Washington Street 

Wilmington, DE 19801   

Free parking on-site  


Meeting:  January 20, 2018, 3pm

Deadline:  January 31, 2018

Informational Meeting

November 4, 2017, 3pm

Contact Us

Festival Chairperson Linley Baker linleykb@gmail.com

Festival Co-Chairperson Robin Sumpter songbird17@gmail.com 

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Detail of Events

The festival offers many events for musicians to challenges themselves, and there are levels from beginners to concertos.

Students generally participate in 3 events — a Solo, Theory/Musicianship, and another of their choice (ensemble, hymn, folk-song, fiddling)

An event usually comprises 2 pieces, although there are exceptions like a concerto movement or a musicianship/theory test as a whole event.

Memorization may be required but it depends on the event; memorization is never required for adult participants.

Though each event has required pieces, there are several choices offered at each level.  The following pages list only one of the choices at each level for your reference. 


Flute Solo

Requires two pieces, one required and of of the student’s choice.  Memorization Is required only of the required piece.

Flute Concerto

Only 1 piece is required, only 1 movement.  It must be memorized (unless you’re an adult).


Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Major “Il Cardellino” movement 1 or 3

Pergolesi Concerto in G Major, movement 1 or 3


Georges Adolphe Hüe’s Fantasie

CPE Bach’s Concerto in D Minor, movement 1 or 3

Flute Duet

Flute Trio

Flute Quartet

Flute Choir

Piccolo Solo

Piccolo Concerto

Musicianship: 12 Levels of Music Theory and Musicianship

Level 1 music alphabet and staff

Level 2 C major scale and measures in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time

Level 3 Triads on C, F, G and all pitches on the grand staff

Level 4 Transpose an octave, eighth notes and rests, and triads on any note

Level 5 Transpose between treble and bass clefs, a minor and e minor keys, and AB & ABA forms

Level 6 Major triad inversions, sixteenth notes and rests, and Baroque period of music

Level 7 Augmented and diminished intervals, finish a melody using a sequence, and Classical period of music

Level 8 Time signatures 9/8 & 2/2, harmonize a melody with primary chords, and Romantic period of music

Level 9 Major/Minor/Diminished/Augmented triads on any note, in any inversion, whole tone scale, and Impressionism in music

Level 10 Transposing 2 voices between related keys, write melody over 3 given voices, basic 20th Century+ music

Level 11 Transposing 4 voices between any keys, write in missing alto and tenor voices, electronic music, more 20th Century+ music

Level 12 Composing authentic, half, and plagal cadences, minor scales of all types in all keys, Early and Renaissance music


2 tunes required, memorization required

Elementary I Boil ‘Em Cabbage down

Elementary II Fisher’s Hornpipe

Moderately Difficult McNab’s Hornpipe

Difficult Woodchopper’s Reel

Advanced Orange Blossom Special

Piano & Piano Hymns

Piano Solo

Piano Duet

Piano Trio

Piano Quartet

Piano Hymns

Play 2 hymns at singing speed, with the music

Level Sample Repertoire 

Primary level are arranged and simplified

Pré-Primary  My Dreidel

Primary A O Come, All Ye Faithful

Primary B He Leadeth Me

Primary C O How I Love Jesus

Primary D Holy, Holy, Holy

Primary E Onward Christian Soldiers

Class hymns are played from a published hymnal of the student’s choice

Class I God of Wonders

Class II Amazing Grace

Class III The First Nöel

Class IV Sine Nomine 

Class V All Creatures of our God and King


Viola Solo

Each level has both Suzuki and non Suzuki required piece choices.

Play two pieces, one required, one choice, both for memory

Pre-Primary French Folk Song from Suzuki 1

Primary I Go Tell Aunt Rhody from Suzuki 1

Primary II Minuet #1 by JS Bach from Suzuki 1

Primary III Thé Happy Farmer by Schumann from Suzuki 1

Elementary I Hunter’s Chorus by CM von Weber from Suzuki 2

Elementary II Bourée by GF Handel from Suzuki 2

Medium I Minuet in D by WA Mozart from Suzuki 3

Medium II Gavotte by J Becker from Suzuki 3

Medium III Sonata in G Major (choose 2 movements) from Suzuki 5

Difficult I Hungarian Dance #5 by Johannes Brahms from Suzuki 6

Difficult II Andantino in the style of Martini by Fritz Kreisler from Suzuki 7

Advanced I. Sonata #3 in D Major:  Tambourin by J-M LeClair from Suzuki 8

Advanced II Fantasie from Sonata Opus 11 #4 by Paul Hindemith

Viola Concerto

Perform one movement, for memory

Junior I Telemann Concerto in G

Junior II Hoffmeister Concerto in Bb Major

Junior III Stamitz Concerto in D Major

Senior William Walton Viola Concerto

Viola Duet

Viola Trio

Viola Quartet