Junior Composers Contest

The Metairie Music Club Junior Composers Contest encourages Junior members to develop their talents in composition.

2021-2022 Application Deadline:  Must be received by Jr. Composers Contest Chairman by November 1, 2021


2020-2021 Junior Composers Contest Winners



Advait Ramesh, Nostalgia – piano (student of Evan Arceneaux)

Matthew Vuong, Elusive Dreams – piano (student of Melanie Perez)


Junior Class I (Ages 9 and under)

WINNER: Emma Wadge, Carousel Waltz – piano (student of Melanie Perez)

HONORABLE MENTION: Siyan Li, Tornado – piano (student of Melanie Perez)

HONORABLE MENTION: Liam Perez, The Very Happy Rainbow – piano (student of Melanie Perez)


Junior Class II (Ages 10-12)

WINNER: Sophia Perez, The Singing Wind – piano (student of Melanie Perez)

HONORABLE MENTION: Ava Mai, Festive Dance – piano (student of Melanie Perez)


Junior Class III (Ages 13-15)

WINNER: Derek Chen, Meteor Festival Waltz – piano (student of Melanie Perez)

HONORABLE MENTION: Nicholas Chen, Time Marches Onward – flute and piano (student of Melanie Perez)

HONORABLE MENTION: Alaina Mai, Wandering in the Garden – piano (student of Melanie Perez)


Junior Class IV (Ages 16-18)



CONGRATULATIONS to all our Junior Composers!!


1. Entrant must be a member of a Junior Club in the Metairie Music Club and be a student of a member in good standing of the Metairie Music Club.
2. Only one composition per student may be entered. There is no entry fee.
3. Entry must be notated by hand on manuscript paper BY THE STUDENT or may be computer generated BY THE STUDENT.
4. Place title, composer’s name, age and classification in the upper right corner of each sheet.
5. Entries will be judged in four divisions**:
Junior Class I – ages 9 and under
Junior Class II – ages 10 – 12
Junior Class III – ages 13 – 15
Junior Class IV – ages 16 – 18
**For the 2021-2022 submissions: Ages [for division placement] are determined as of March 1, 2022.
6. Compositions will be judged on content, musicianship and neatness.
7. Metairie Music Club Contest Deadline for entries: All compositions must be sent as a PDF document. Compositions must be emailed and received by the Chairman by November 1, 2021. Late entries will not be accepted.
8.  Do not send a recording. The judge will make comments and the students can use these comments to improve their composition.
9. Awards: Trophy will be awarded to Overall Winner. Class winners will earn First Place medals.

Send composition and entry form to Chairman Melanie Perez by November 1, 2021.  Scores and application may be emailed. For additional information, Email Melanie Perez.
Download MMC Junior Composers Contest Entry Form.

In addition to the MMC Composers Contest, the student may submit their composition to LFMC and NFMC. The LFMC and the NFMC also sponsor Junior Composers Contests. State, Regional and National Awards range from $25 – $200. NFMC Junior Composers Contest Deadline is February 1, 2022. See LFMC website and NFMC website for details and application forms.

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Metairie Music Club, a non-profit organization made up of professional and non-professional individuals interested in the promotion of music in our community, encourages your participation in all of our events.

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