The 2023 Annual Competition


The WMC's 2023 Competition and Winners’ Recital are currently being planned as in-person events anticipated to be held on Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, February 26  However, due to the unpredictability of the COVID pandemic, we will be keeping an eye on local, state, and federal guidelines and making any further decisions as needed closer to the time concerning any changes to dates or safety guidelines.

To download the 2023 schedule:

Schedule [pdf] - Click HERE

2023 Competition Categories will include:

Music Camp Scholarships

-  Junior Camp: open to students ages 10 to 13 on the day of the Competition. A student may win this division only once. A Junior Camp division winner may not compete in the Senior Camp division the following year.

-  Senior Camp: open to students ages 14 to 18 on the day of the Competition.  A student may win this division only once. High school graduates are not eligible.  Vocalists are permitted to enter the Senior Camp category.

High School -  Open to students in Grades 9 to 11: all instruments, including vocalists. Vocalists in Grade 12 also are eligible.  First-place winners may not compete in this category the following year

Senior - Open to students in Grade 12, not including voice.

Composition - Open to students ages 10 to 18. First-place winners may not compete in this category the following year.  Two students may collaborate on a composition.   Vocal compositions, with accompaniment, are permitted.

Students are invited to participate in ONE of the above categories per instrument.

NEW THIS YEAR! The Winners’ Recital will be recorded by
a professional videographer. Videos of each student’s performance will be made available to them free of charge.

Application deadline: Sunday, January 15, 2023 - to be submitted online.  

Key Documents: 

Note to parents, teachers, and students: Please review the Rules & Guidelines carefully, as well as the Application Form.  They contain essential information related to the Competition, and are revised and updated every year.

Rules and Guidelines [download pdf]

Composition Guidelines for Students & Teachers: [download pdf] (Required reading for all students entering the Composition category, as well as their teachers) 

Competition Essentials [download pdf]

Potential Camp List:  [download pdf]

Listing of Area Accompanists [download pdf] 

Accompanist Fee Application [download pdf]

To Apply:  Online Application and payment - closed


Questions: Please email

To access the information from the 2022 competition, click HERE.


The Robert W. Smith, Jr. Fund
The Yvaine Duisit Youth Scholarship Fund
The Allison Phillips Hamilton Fund
The Peggy Romer Camp Scholarship Fund
The Meda McNeir Tilman Scholarship Fund
The Eleanor Gray Shea Fund
The Wednesday Music Club Members Scholarship Fund
The William Blackford Camp Scholarship Fund                            

Camp Scholarship funds in memory of Kenneth Hindman