Allentown Music Club

Welcome to the Allentown Music Club, a non-profit organization that supports quality music education.

The club started in 1906 in Estelle Wright's living room as an outlet for performers, music study and a haven for music lovers. 

It took until 1915 to become affiliated with the Pennsylvania Federation of Music Clubs. This gave us affiliation with the largest philanthropic musical organization in the world founded in 1898 called as you might guess, the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC). The NFMC is chartered by the Congress of the United States and is the only musical organization member of the United Nations. NFMC provides opportunities for musical study, performance and appreciation to more than 200,000 senior, student and junior members in 6,500 music-related clubs and organizations nationwide. Members are professional and amateur musicians, vocalists, composers, dancers, performing artists, arts and music educators, music students, generous music patrons and benefactors, and music lovers of all ages.  

During the 1930's, membership increased and the Woman's Club, now known as the Barrister's Club, became our home. Our members did regular local radio broadcasts during the 1930's when the club's chorus formed. In the 1950's, a Junior Music Club (ages 13-18), now known as the Young Musicians Club (ages 6-18), began performing for the sponsoring Senior Club and also at local churches and nursing homes. 1951 marked the year men finally were admitted to the club as members and artist performers. From 2010 to 2015, we called Hope UCC home. From 2015 to 2017, we called Jordan UCC our new home. Beginning in 2017 we return to Hope UCC, but on a new day. Beginning April 2018 until 2021, with a few canceled meetings due to COVID lockdowns, we held our monthly meetings at Zentz Community Building on the campus of Fellowship Manor. Asbury United Methodist Church now became our newest venue starting the second half of the 2021-2022 Season. 

Venue for 2024-2025 Season:

We hold our monthly meetings on Saturday afternoons starting at 2:00 P.M. in

Asbury United Methodist Church located at 1533 Springhouse Rd, Allentown, PA 18104. 

Our monthly recital programs feature our Artist Members along with select member(s) of our Young Musicians Club. At the end of the season, we showcase our scholarship winners. 

Our projects include the following scholarships:

The Martha Marcks Mack for Young Vocal Artists lost sponsorship and will no be longer available.

We help host the PFMC Junior Festival for the Philadelphia Region (Central). It will be held this year at Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA on March 8, 2025.

Finally, we will occasionally host Annual Philadelphia District Conference

Come join us as either a Member or Artist Member. Persons interested in auditioning for Artist Membership need to contact Auditions Chairperson, Bob Premecz at Members need only possess a desire to be a music lover who wants to join our cause to support quality music education.

We also invite talented children aged 6 through 18 (1st thru 12th Grade) who sing or play a musical instrument and take private lessons in either an instrument or voice or both to join the Young Musicians of the Allentown Music Club. They perform free recitals in a variety of Lehigh Valley locations throughout our season. Derek Yao now serves as 2023-2024 Young Musicians President.

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maintained by Robert G. Premecz - last updated 07/15/2024