Louisiana Federation of Music Clubs

Junior Composers Contest

LFMC has awards for the LFMC Junior Composers Contest winners!

Increased Award amounts!!

Junior Class I
First Place $50
Second Place $25

Junior Class II
First Place $100
Second Place $25

Junior Class III
First Place $150
Second Place $50

Junior Class IV
First Place $200
Second Place $50


  Congratulations to the following 2018 LFMC Junior Composers Contest Winners!

Class I

Student Name, Age

Composition Title

Teacher Name

1st Christine Tseng, 9


Dr. Chia-Hsing Lin

2nd Allyson Mai, 8


Melanie Perez

Class II

1st Isabella Hays, 12

The Final Adventure

Rebecca Bellelo

2nd Madeline McCoy, 12

Aylen’s Theme

Rebecca Bellelo

HM Derek Chen, 12

In the Dark

Melanie Perez

HM, Leila Alexander, 10

The Chicken’s Cluck

Rebecca Bellelo

Class III

1st Matthew Vuong, 14

Celestial Journey

Melanie Perez

2nd No winner



HM Abigail Southworth

The Spooky Swing Train

Melanie Perez

Class IV

1st Christopher Vuong, 16

Clashes in Twilight

Melanie Perez

2nd Adam Ledet, 16

The Mountain King

Melanie Perez

CONGRATULATIONS to our Juniors who advanced in judging to Regional and National Judging!

       Chairman: Rebecca Bellelo, rebeccabellelo@yahoo.com
       The LFMC Junior Composers Contest encourages Junior members to develop their talents in composition.
       Entrant must be a member of an LFMC Junior Club.
       Only one composition per student may be entered. 
       Gold Cups!  LFMC now fully participates in the official Federation Gold Cup program for the Junior Composers Contest.
       It is a wonderful point system based on their ratings.  And the points are HIGHER in the Junior Composers Contest!  A Superior earns 7 or 8 points (see below)!
       So Gold Cups have the potential to be awarded sooner and more frequently!
       Gold Cup Points awarded as follows:
       8 points for a Superior for 2 or more instruments
       7 points for a Superior
       6 points for an Excellent
       5 points for a Satisfactory
       3 points for a Fair
       1 point for a Needs Improvement
       Entry must be notated by hand on manuscript paper by the student or may be computer generated by the student.
       The composition must be sent as a PDF document.  The recording must be a digital recording.  Recordings are to be in MP3 format only.
       Entries will be judged in four divisions:

Junior Class I - ages 9 and under
Junior Class II - ages 10 - 12
Junior Class III - ages 13 - 15
Junior Class IV - ages 16 - 18
Ages are determined as of March 1.

The TOTAL fee is $21.  (This includes the NFMC fee and the LFMC fee and the Gold Cup fee).  Simply ignore the fee chart on the Application form JR 7-2.

There are five (5) parts to the application:

          1.  Application Form JR7 7-2, completely filled out (except fee chart) including all signatures (mailed to LFMC Chairman).
          2.  Check for all fees, made out to LFMC (mailed to LFMC Chairman).
          3.  Self-addressed stamped envelope (9x12), with enough postage for 2 ounces (mailed to LFMC Chairman).
          4.  MP3 recording (emailed to LFMC Chairman).
          5.  Score in PDF format (emailed to LFMC Chairman).

All five parts must be RECEIVED by February 1, 2018.

Two compositions in each Class will be forwarded to the Regional Chairman.  NFMC offers cash awards up to $250 for national winners.

You must download  JR 7-1 and JR 7-2 (below) for complete rules and application form.  

You can download the rules and application form by clicking the links below. After downloading, print, fill out, and mail the form. You must have Acrobat Reader to view and print these forms. Acrobat Reader is free, you can get it here.


Download rules

Download Application Form