Marcia Chaplin

Marcia Chaplin, President
Virginia Federation of Music Clubs

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The Virginia Federation of Music Clubs is a not-for-profit organization, under the umbrella of the National Federation of Music Clubs, which is chartered by the Congress of the United States.  It’s mission is to foster and promote American music and American musicians, and to be a community advocate for the cause of good music.  Membership includes performers, teachers and people who love music and are willing to support its cause.  Payment of dues accomplishes a threefold purpose – funding at the local level, a portion to the state and thence to the national coffers.  There are three categories of membership – Junior, Student/Collegiate and Senior.  Competitions held at all three levels of membership form the majority of the mission goal.  The most popular event is the Federation Festival, held at the local level  which provides a unique, not-competitive opportunity for juniors and seniors to perform under friendly conditions.  VFMC has been in existence since 1922 and NFMC is over one hundred years young.