Mt. Juliet, TN - October, 2015
The winner of the 2015 National Student Melody Competition is 17 year old Joseph Ham from Ruston, LA for his composition "The City of Joy."
"Participating in school band programs since the sixth grade, I have been extremely fortunate to have had three outstanding band directors who not only have challenged me to become the best player I could be, but also have encouraged me in my journey as a composer," said high school senior Joseph Ham. "I plan to enroll at Louisiana Tech next fall, majoring in Cyber-engineering with a minor in Music Technology, with a goal of creating music technology for the next generation. And, of course, I will never stop composing and playing! Without music education and the teachers who taught me, I never would have known the possibilities that exist."
Mt. Juliet, TN - January, 2016
The purpose of the John Philip Sousa Foundation National Young Artists Solo Competition is to identify, recognize, and honor outstanding high school musicians who demonstrate a significantly high standard of excellence in performance.
Mt. Juliet, TN - March, 2016
We are providing the winning piece from our 2015 Student Melody Competition "City of Joy" for FREE. This piece was premiered at the 2015 NAfME conference in Nashville, TN.
Mt. Juliet, TN - December, 2016
The purpose of this competition is to identify, recognize, and honor outstanding high school musicians who demonstrate a significantly high standard of excellence in performance. Review the requirements now.