MTAC Orange County North

Bach Festival

Shin Ae Han (909) 706-1801
Kee Lee (714) 336-3381

Our 2024 Bach Festival and Baroque Festival will be held on March 23, 2024 at Grace Presbyterian church. 

Southern California Junior Bach Festival

The Southern California Junior Bach Festival is held annually to encourage the study of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. The Recitals are open to keyboardists, instrumentalists, and vocal students.

The Branch Bach Festival is adjudicated and outstanding students are chosen to perform at the Regional Festivals. Winners from the Regional Festival may enter the Complete Works Audition (CWA) and must perform the same music in the same category that they performed at the Branch and Regional Festivals, but complete as indicated in the official repertoire list.

The OCN Branch Bach Festival is open to piano only. For all other instruments, please go to

Registration is done through the SCJBF web site. No hard copies of the applications will be distributed.

Registration deadline: Saturday, March 2, 2024
Registration fee: $50 
Please make checks  payable to OCN and send to:

Kee Lee 
1218 E. Haven Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92805 

Baroque Festival

Baroque Festival is a non-competitive festival for students who would like to present a polished work by Bach or any other Baroque composers. Judges will write evaluations of each performer and each student will receive a participation ribbon or trophy.
This is a great opportunity for students who perform works from Anna Magdalena's Notebook, or students who would like to perform in a more relaxed recital.
Time limit is 5 minutes.

Participation fee: $40
Registration deadline: Saturday, March 2, 2024
Please make checks payable to OCN and include with the application form below.

Get the OCN Baroque Festival Application Form

Send checks and forms to:
Kee Lee
1218 E. Haven Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92805

Get the Southern California Junior Bach Festival Thematic Index

The Southern California Junior Bach Festival was founded in 1961 by Madame Alice Ehlers, Professor of Harpsichord at University of Southern California, to encourage the study and appreciation of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach among student musicians. In 1977, the prestigious “Complete Works Audition”, which provides opportunities for the most accomplished students to challenge themselves by performing a complete work of Johann Sebastian Bach, was initiated. Historically, the “Complete Works Audition” has attracted the highest level of competition.

The performers on the day of the recital will receive a certificate of participation at the end of each program. The Adjudicators of the Branch Festival may select up to 35% of the performing students from all programs to receive awards. Students who are selected as winners will be eligible to participate in the Regional Festival.

The Festival is like a recital, students will be scheduled to play one after the other. There are three judges and festival is open to public. Students shall arrive 20 minutes prior to the program’s starting time. They need to check in at the Registration Desk and one of the teacher will sit the students according to the playing order. After the program, they take group pictures and the students will be notified of the judge’s results later that evening.