Junior Composers Contest

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

2022-2023 Application Deadline:  Must be received by Jr. Composers Contest Chairman by November 1, 2022


2021-2022 Junior Composers Contest Winners



Sullivan Westerfield, Into the Cave – piano (student of Lou Bush)


Junior Class I (Ages 9 and under)

CLASS I WINNER: Liam Perez, Here Comes the Band! – piano (Melanie Perez)

CLASS I HONORABLE MENTION: Sabrina Schettler, Rudy Snoda (sonata-ha!) – piano (Melanie Perez)

Junior Class II (Ages 10-12)

CLASS II WINNER: Ava Mai, Medieval Dance: Gothic Ghost – piano (Melanie Perez)

CLASS II HONORABLE MENTION: Sophia Perez, Dance of the Ancient Shadows – piano (Melanie Perez) 

CLASS II HONORABLE MENTION: Vedant Ramesh, The Medieval Dance – piano (Evan Arceneaux)

Junior Class III (Ages 13-15)

CLASS III WINNER: Alaina Mai, The Graceful Guitar – piano (Melanie Perez)

CLASS III HONORABLE MENTION: Nicholas Chen, Free Falling – piano (Melanie Perez)

Junior Class IV (Ages 16-18)

CLASS IV WINNER: Derek Chen, Cinco-pation – piano (Melanie Perez)

CLASS IV HONORABLE MENTION: Advait Ramesh, Green Rhapsody – piano duo (Evan Arceneaux)


CONGRATULATIONS to all our Junior Composers!!

LFMC Junior Composers Contest:
MMC had five students that won at the state level, and those students advanced to NFMC Southeastern Region judging.

First Place in LFMC was awarded to Sophia Perez, Nicholas Chen and Advait Ramesh.
Second Place in LFMC was awarded to: Alaina Mai and Sullivan Westerfield. 

Regional Junior Composers Contest:
Sophia Perez was named an NFMC Regional winner in Class II.  Her piece advanced to National Judging.


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 2022-2023 submissions: Ages [for Division placement] are determined as of March 1, 2023.

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, 2022. 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, 2022.  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, 2023. See LFMC website and NFMC website for details and application forms.

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