The Bach Festival at the branch level is held in the spring. Students may play any original music of J. S. Bach, transcriptions of Bach’s music, or music of other Baroque composers. Students are presented in short recitals of approximately 1 hour in length. A panel of not fewer than three judges writes evaluations of each performer. Teachers receive the evaluation sheets. The judges select eligible students to play in the Regional Festival. The length of each student’s performance is limited to 5 minutes.
Eligible students perform again in recitals with students from other branches that have been selected.
Audition This adjudication is for highly competitive students who have performed at the Branch and Regional Festivals and have been selected to participate.
The Mission of SCJBF
It is the aim of Southern California Junior Bach Festival to cultivate knowledge and understanding of Bach’s music, as well as to celebrate it. Through festivals, lectures, master classes, recitals and concerts, we offer many opportunities for musical growth to the best of Southern California’s young instrumentalists and vocalists.