NFMC, WFMC, NCR Junior Composers is a competition with winners and cash prizes at the state, regional and national levels. There are first and second place winners in each of the four categories whose compositions are forwarded to the North Central Region. In addition to the possibility of monetary awards, each entrant receives a rating sheet, and points towards earning a Federation Cup as in the performance area of the Junior Festivals.
This competition is for all junior composers whether they are experienced in composing or just beginning. Entrants do not need to be studying composition. Any member of a Junior Club or any Individual Junior member of the WFMC is eligible. Students through the age of 18, at any level of ability and through any medium may enter a composition. Previous entries have included everything from an 8 measure piano piece to a 20 minute piano quartet; from ragtime to new age; from pieces with very simple rhythm to those with amazing complexity. In addition, please note that there is an opportunity for entrants in classes III and IV to attend the Junior Composer’s Institute sponsored by the North Central Region of the NFMC. First and second place winners in these two categories are eligible to receive a scholarship from the Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs towards payment of tuition and fees.
- JCSP 2017 fact sheet, Junior Composers Summer Programs