VFMC Junior Composers Contest


Junior: Composition


Applicants must apply for this contest at the state level at the NFMC (National Federation of Music Clubs) website.  Winners are chosen and awarded.  1st and 2nd place winners in each entry level advance on to Regionals.


Applicant must:

  1. be under the age of 19 on March 1 of the contest year

  2. be a native citizen of the United States or have received naturalization papers

  3. be a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) either as a member of a Federated Junior Club or Junior Associate Group or as an Individual Junior Member. (To become an Individual Junior Member, visit www.nfmc-music.org/payment and pay the membership fee of $13 for annual dues.)

Entry fee

$25 - includes national, state, and gold cup fees

Deadline for applications


VFMC Awards

January 25, 2020

Download more detailed information including application instructions by clicking on Junior Composers Contest Rules and on Registration Instructions for Junior Composers Contest.

ENTRY CLASS:  (based on age as of March 1 of contest year)

  • Junior I (ages 9 & below) First: $150; Second: $125; Third: $100

  • Junior II (ages 10-12) First: $150; Second: $125; Third: $100

  • Junior III (ages 13-15) First: $200; Second: $175; Third: $150

  • Junior IV (ages 16-18) First: $225; Second: $200; Third: $175

Three additional Incentive Awards of $50 each will be given in each class.

VFMC Chair

Nathalie Steinbach
15 Mount Vernon Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22405