National Federation of Music Clubs hosts a Federation Festival each spring.  This year the festival will be held on March 4, 2023.  The cost is $23 to enter.  Students play 2 songs by memory for a judge and receives comments.  Students earn points to receive a cup.  The cup takes, at a minimum, 3 years to earn.  Students receive a rating.  If they receive a "Superior" rating then they have the opportunity to enter in the State Federation Festival Competition later in the Spring (Date TBA if being held) in Milwaukee.  There is a cost to enter the State competition. One song is chosen from a list of American Composers that Mrs. Statz has at the studio.  The other song just needs to be from a different composer in a different style.  While at the District event, students perform 2 pieces as listed above, at the state event, they only play their Required piece (by the American composer).  To learn more you may also visit the Federation website:

Website where music selections are hosted:


  1. This festival can provide a second opportunity for those entering in WMTA Auditions to be able to get some feed back on their songs before entering the WMTA Auditions in March.  
  2. This festival can provide an opportunity for students who wish to not participate in the WMTA auditions but still participate in a festival and get feedback on their performance of prepared music.
  3. Students do enter both WMTA Auditions as well as Federation Festival.  However, they may choose one or the other for a variety of reasons including available dates.
The Following students will be preparing for the 2023 auditions at UWEC on March 4:
  1. Caleb B. - P4 - Sea Mist by James Bastien& (B) Bouree in d minor by Christoph Graulpner P: Hal Leonard
  2. Kate B. - E1 - Midnight Express by Christopher Fisher & (C) Burlesque by Leopold Mozart P: Hal Leonard
  3. Mandy D. - P4 - Sea Mist by James Bastian & C-Sonatina in C Major by William Duncombe P: Hal Leonard
  4. Gloria G. - P1 - I Have the "Purr-fect" Cat by Kevin Costley & (TC) Ferris Wheel by N&R Faber P: Hal Leonard
  5. Graham G. - P2 - Spirit of the Stallion by Elizabeth Gutierrez & (C) Minuet by Alexander Reinagle P: Hal Leonard
  6. Grace H. - E1 - Danse Caprice by Timothy Brown & (C) Sonatina in G by Thomas Attwood P: FJH 
  7. Claire K. - P1 - Cha Cha Chase by Emilie Lin & My Daydream by N&R Faber P: Hal Leonard
  8. Jacob S. - P2 - Jumpin' June Bugs! by Kevin Olson & Allegro by Alexander Reinagle P: FJH Music