Oregon Junior Bach Festival

Date Sunday, February 3, 2013
Times Recitals scheduled on the hour beginning at 1:00 PM
Place University of Oregon School of Music, Room 163, Thelma Schnitzer Hall
Fee $15.00 per recital for each OMTA student.
Deadline Friday, January 11, 2013
Forms OMTA Student Entry Form
Eugene District Recital Master List
Type Adjudicated recital: competitive and non-competitive. Eligible for 1 trophy point.
Repertoire New revisions to this festival as of March 1, 2009, the Oregon Junior Bach Festival repertoire requirements will include all Baroque composers.

Read the OMTA state guidelines for competitive, non-competitive and instrumental divisions.

Students are limited to 8 minutes of performance time. If you have any questions regarding appropriate repertoire, please contact the District Chair. All music must be memorized. Urtext editions are strongly recommended.
Students are limited to 5 minutes of performance time. Keyboard players must play original compositions. Tasteful arrangements/transcriptions are allowed for non-keyboard instruments. Memorization is strongly encouraged. If student chooses to use the score, a second score is required for the adjudicator.
Description All students perform in an adjudicated recital and receive comments. Teachers may choose to enter their students in the competitive or non-competitive recitals. The instrumental categories included are: Piano, Organ, Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, and Vocal.

In order for more students to have the opportunity to compete, there will be new age divisions as follows:

  • Division I: up through age 8;
  • Division II: ages 9-11;
  • Division III: ages 12-14;
  • Division IV: ages 15-19

Each age division and instrument category will have its own potential of 20-30 percent winners to participate in the Regional Jr. Bach Festival competition. The top 20-30 percent of the Regional Jr. Bach Festival winners will go on to the State Jr. Bach Festival final event.

Memorization Required.
Chair Carol White
Mail Forms and Fees To Carol White
961 McKenzie Crest Drive
Springfield, OR 97477

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