Bach Baroque Festival and Competition
Details - The student must memorize one composition by J. S. Bach (this includes the Minuets, Marches and Polonaises in the Anna Magdalena Notebook) and either a second composition by J. S. Bach or a work by another Baroque composer. No arrangements allowed. Festival entrants receive comment sheets and points based on their level of performance. Prizes are awarded after a certain number of points are accrued. (3 years of superiors - 1st tier prize) Competition entrants also receive comment sheets and points but are mainly competing for a spot in the Honor's Recital.
There are two judges and an audience of other students who will also perform and their families. There is also a harpsichord available for students to experience before or after their performance.
This event is run by Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association.