Students who submit compositions will receive an evaluation from a qualified judge, and will have the opportunity to perform their works in a class recital setting. First and second place winners in four age groups will be selected to go on to the western regional level for evaluation and potentially from there, to the national level for further evaluation. Read below for monetary awards for class winners at each level!
Entrants must be studying with a member in good standing of Federation, and may enter only one composition in their state Junior Composers Contest.
Deadline: December 31, 2019
Workshop: January 25, 2020 in SW Portland
Class I, Age 9 and Under
Class II- Age 10-12
Class III- Age 13-15
Class IV- Ages 16-18
~Ages are as of March 1st of 2020~
CONTENT AND MUSICIANSHIP will be taken into account when judged.
TYPE OF ENTRY:
Compositions may be for keyboard, voice, other instruments or any combination.
OFMC (STATE) AWARDS:
$35.00 Award for 1st place winners in each class.
1st and 2nd place winners in each class will be forwarded to the Western Region for further evaluation.
Class I 2 – $ 100* awards
Class II 2 – $ 100* awards
Class III 3 – $100* awards
Class IV 3 – $ 100* awards
NATIONAL PRIZE AWARDS:
Junior Class I (ages 9 and under) $175*, $125*, and 2 incentive awards of 100*
Junior Class II (ages 10 – 12) $175*, $125*, and 2 incentive awards of $100*
Junior Class III (ages 13 – 15) $225*, $175*, and 3 incentive awards of $125
Junior Class IV (ages 16 – 18) $300*, $200*, and 4 incentive awards of $150*
*In the event of financial shortfalls, advertised award amounts may be adjusted. Applicants would be notified of the award change.
Contest Rules Application Form and Instructions Can Be Found Here
All applications must be filled in completely. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Junior Composers Contest Rules
Please note: All materials are now submitted online. Please read the Contest Rules carefully!
Please direct any questions regarding this event to:
Nancy Stone, Event Chairman