Junior Composers Contest

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

2018-2019 Application Deadline:  Must be received by Mrs. Perez, Jr. Composers Contest Chairman by October 30, 2018

2017-2018 MMC Junior Composers Class Winners

(L-R) Christopher Vuong (Overall Winner), Allyson Mai (Class I), Derek Chen (Class II), Matthew Vuong (Class III), Allison Southworth (Class IV)

2017-2018 Junior Composers Contest Winners

MMC had 13 entrants in the Junior Composers Contest this year.

OVERALL WINNER:   Christopher Vuong – Clashes in Twilight – piano (Melanie Perez, teacher)

Junior Class I (Ages 9 and under)

CLASS WINNER: Allyson Mai – Feelings – piano (Melanie Perez)
HONORABLE MENTION: Ava Mai– The Silly Laughing Clown – piano (Melanie Perez)

Junior Class II (Ages 10-12)

CLASS WINNER: Derek Chen– In the Dark – piano (Melanie Perez)
HONORABLE MENTION: Chester Harney – The Rhino and the Oxpecker – piano (Melanie Perez)
HONORABLE MENTION: Nicholas Chen – Frolocking in the Hills – piano (Melanie Perez)
HONORABLE MENTION: Alaina Mai– Giddy-Up Horsey – piano (Melanie Perez)

Junior Class III (Ages 13-15)

CLASS WINNER: Matthew Vuong – Celestial Journey – piano (Melanie Perez)

Junior Class IV (Ages 16-18)

CLASS WINNER: Allison Southworth– The Heartbroken Ballerina– piano (Melanie Perez)


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 2018-2019 submissions: Ages [for division placement] are determined as of March 1, 2019.
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, 2018. 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: Overall Winner will receive a trophy. Class winners will earn First Place medals.

Email composition and entry form to Chairman Melanie Perez by November 1, 2018.  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, 2019. See LFMC website and NFMC website for details and application forms.

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