Welcome to the website of the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs, a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs. We encourage you to browse the site for information and ideas. Do comeback often, as the information is constantly being updated.

As individuals and local groups the OFMC works together throughout the State of Ohio to develop and maintain high musical standards, aid and encourage musical education, and promote American music and American artists.

The OFMC has several divisions in order to accomplish our various programs. We have 24 Senior Clubs, totaling over 700 members. There are 24 member colleges and universities with a student membership of more than 4,700. In 2019 there were 13 Festival sites throughout the state, with more than 4,000 solos and ensemble participants.

Thirty-some years ago the OFMC established a private foundation to oversee the monetary gifts it had received. “The OFMC Foundation for the Advancement of Music” now annually distributes over $60,000 in scholarships, awards and support to members, ranging from Junior composition students to Collegiate music scholarships, music therapy scholarships and intern grants, and on to Ph.D. scholarships. (A full list of the awards may be found under “Competitions and Awards.”) Winners of a number of the state awards are also eligible to compete for regional and national awards from the National Federation of Music Clubs.

Since its founding in 1898, the National Federation of Music Clubs has become the largest nonprofit organization in America to promote and support American music, performers and music education. A grassroots organization working in communities throughout America, it provides musical opportunities for all ages: professional and amateur musicians, benefactors, volunteers, music lovers, music teachers, music students, and supportive parents. Discover the many opportunities and activities in which over 121,000 members participate: Festival programs, competitive events, community outreach or just meeting music lovers in your community. 

We invite you to join us in your local community setting as we engage in supporting music and musicians in America. For we believe that “Music builds community,” and “Communities support music.”


Ron Marenchin


Ohio Federation of Music Clubs

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