VFMC Junior Composer Contest
Applicants must apply for this contest at the State level (VFMC) not at the National level (NFMC). Winners are chosen and awarded. 1st and 2nd place winners in each entry level advance on to Regionals.
Applicant must be:
under the age of 19 on March 1 of the contest year
be a native citizen of the United States or have received naturalization papers
be a member of NFMC either as a member of a Junior Club or as a Junior Special Member
$25 - includes national, state, and gold cup fees
ENTRY CLASS: (based on age as of March 1of contest year)
Junior I (age 9 & under) 1st place: $175; 2nd place: $150; 3rd place: $125
Junior II (ages 10-12) 1st place: $175; 2nd place: $150; 3rd place: $125
Junior III (ages 13-15) 1st place: $225; 2nd place: $200; 3rd place: $175
Junior IV (ages 16-18) 1st place: $250; 2nd place: $225; 3rd place: $200
In addition, three Incentive Awards of $75 each will be given in each class.
Deadline for applications
Other pertinent information:
The manuscript must be computer generated or hand notated on manuscript paper.
CDs are required for all compositions in all levels.
Gold Cups: Although the Junior Composers Contest is no longer a part of festival, students may work towards Federation Cups in the same manner as entrants in festival.