This festival is administered by the Southern California Junior Bach Festival and is open to students of all M.T.A.C. teachers. Application forms and more detailed information is available online:   The Southern California Bach Festival consists of various consecutive and competitive performance opportunities; starting with the Branch Bach Festival, followed by the Regional Festival, the Complete Works Audition, a Special Concerto Audition and concluding with the Los Angeles Bach Festival Honors Program.

At the branch level, pianists may play any original music of J. S. Bach or compositions of other Baroque composers. However, to be eligible to be considered among the 50% chosen to qualify for performing in the Regional Festival, the following exceptions must be kept in mind: # 1. No music from the Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook, ANH 113-132.  # 2. No transcriptions other than those made by J. S. Bach himself from his own works.  #3.  No works by other Baroque composers. Regional winners are eligible to perform in the Complete Works Competition if performing a complete work as categorized on the Complete Works Audition list (see

Students of strings, woodwinds and voice will be judged in an all Branch Regional Festival. These instrumentalists may play transcriptions at the Branch as well as their Regional Festival.


Date: Sunday February 10, 20019


Steinway Hall, Beverly Hills
8801 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Applications Deadline: January 17, 2019

Online registration at

Chair: Virginia Whitehead(

Co-Chair: Zewhong Lee (



Teacher online registration fee:  $10

Student Fee:  $35