Oregon Junior Bach Festival

Date Sunday, February 14, 2016
Times Recitals scheduled on the hour beginning at 1:00 PM
Place University of Oregon School of Music
Fee $17.00 per recital for each OMTA student.
Deadline Friday, February 5, 2016
Forms Beginning for the 2016 festival, all registrations will be made online through Leggiero.
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

The adjudicator may select up to 30% from each age division of the competitive division who will advance to the Final Event of the Oregon Junior Bach Festival. Two alternates may be selected from each age division and as many Honorable mentions as judges wish. Three time OJBF winners are not included in the 30%, but they are adjudicated, and with the approval of the adjudicator advance to the State Final Event and receive a medal.

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

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