The Tennessee Federation of Music Clubs was founded in 1916, joining the National Federation of Music Clubs. The first president was Mrs. Jason Walker, of Memphis, who only served a few months. Mrs. John Lamar Meek, of Chattanooga, was elected to fill the rest of Mrs. Walker’s term. She was then elected president in 1917 and served for three years. The first years of the clubs marked a period in which our country was in the World War I, club activities practically ceased, but Tennessee had thirty-five (35) federated Music Clubs and was well organized.
Tennessee Federation of Music Clubs is dedicated to the preservation and expansion of American music. Our organization is known for fostering a musical environment in our communities through the sponsorship of musical events and by providing performing opportunities for our talented and deserving young people.
Tennessee Federation of Music Clubs (TFMC) is affiliated with National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC). NFMC, founded in 1898, has become the largest nonprofit organization to promote and support American music, performers and music education. NFMC provide musical opportunities for all ages: professional and amateur musicians, benefactors, volunteers, music lovers, music teachers, music students, and supportive parents. Discover the many activities that are available to participate in: Festival programs, competitive events, community outreach or just meeting music lovers in your community.