The 2024 Annual Competition

The WMC's 2024 Competition and Winners’ Recital are set as in-person events to be held on Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, February 25.  

To download the 2024 schedule: [view/download pdf]

2024 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.

AGAIN 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 14, 2024 - 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

The application deadline has passed.


Questions: Please email

To access the information from the 2023 competition, click HERE.

Congratulations to our 2024 Competition Winners! 

To see results: [VIEW] 



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 William Blackford Camp Scholarship Fund

Camp Scholarship Gift in memory of Kenneth Hindman

Camp Scholarship Gifts in Memory of Sophia Gorodetskaya

Wednesday Music Club Members' Competition Gifts