Junior Composer Contest2018-08-27T13:11:21+00:00

NFMC/AFMC Junior Composer Contest

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you have been encouraging your creative students to enter the Jr. Composers Contest. The benefits of composing are huge, and we never fail to be inspired and challenged by the comments of our excellent judges each year. Remember that in order to enter students in this contest your NFMC/AFMC membership must be up to date.

Note that the state deadline for receipt of entries is January 15, 2019. The total entry fee is $18.00. If you wish to enter students in the gold cup program for composition, you must handle that separately through the gold cup chair, Shelly Brown, after state judging is completed. All checks should be made out to AFMC.

Classifications are grouped by ages (by March 1, 2019):

Jr. Class I – ages 9 and below
Jr. Class II – ages 10 – 12
Jr. Class III – ages 13 – 15
Jr. Class IV – ages 16 – 18

Note that compositions must be notated by hand or computer-generated by the student. Send a PDF file of the composition and audio file of the piece to Linda Kennedy, PianoLK@aol.com.

Downloads: Application Form | Guidelines

Mail one copy of the application and $18 fee (check made out to AFMC) to:

Linda Kennedy
7 Pinecrest Lane
Maumelle, AR 72113

General NEW guidelines summary:

  • Compositions in all Classes (I, II, III, and IV) must be sent as a PDF, produced and notated via a notation software program or hand notated, scanned and emailed.
  • The State Chair must receive all entries by the January 15 deadline.
  • Digital recordings are required for all classes.
  • Send original application and fee to me by regular mail.
  • Email score, digital recording, and copy of application to me.
  • Entrants should keep a copy of their composition in case of loss in mail.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call or e-mail.

Linda Kennedy
7 Pinecrest Lane
Maumelle, AR 72113
(501) 851-7127