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2022 NEOMTA Fall Festival



NEOMTA Northeast District Fall Festival

Sunday, November 13th & 20th, 2022


Steinway Recital Hall

Steinway Gallery 
334 East Hines Hill Road

Hudson, Ohio  44236



The Fall Festival is open to students of all instruments and voice.  This is a non-competitive event and serves as a wonderful opportunity for students to perform in front of each other as well as a supportive audience and highly qualified professional musicians. Each student will receive a judge’s written evaluation of their performance, a certificate, and a ribbon for participating in the festival. Students may choose whether they prefer to perform in-person or virtually via video submission.   


In-Person Performances

This year, the Fall Festival will be back to its recital format with a limited audience. Students will be scheduled into recitals and may bring two adult guests. We will be carefully observing CDC regulations. If any changes occur, we will notify all students, parents, and teachers immediately via email.   


Masks are required for everyone in the building.

Only acoustic instruments will be permitted for in-person performances, and no electronic amplification is allowed.

Virtual Performances

Students may choose to perform in the Fall Festival virtually this year via video submission. 

For guidelines about virtual performances, see below for details.                             


Videos that do not follow the guidelines will be disqualified. It is your teacher’s responsibility to preview videos before they are submitted.   




  • Early Elementary (e.g., Thompson Easiest Piano Course, Bastien Piano Basics Book 1, Diller/Quaile 1st Solo Book)

  • Elementary (e.g., Bach Minuet in G major, Beethoven Ecossaise in G major, Schumann Album for the Young: Melody)

  • Intermediate (e.g., Bach Short Prelude in C minor; Clementi Sonatina in C major, Op. 36 No. 1, Burgmuller Ballade)

  • Advanced (e.g., Bach Two or Three-Part Invention, Beethoven Sonata Op. 2 No. 1, Chopin Nocturne)


Maximum Performance Times per Classification

  • 3 minutes, Early Elementary and Elementary

  • 5 minutes, Intermediate

  • 8 minutes, Advanced


Rules and Regulations:


Each performer will receive an adjudicator’s written evaluation, certificate, and ribbon once they have finished performing.


Ensemble teams must adhere to proper ensemble configurations. For example, piano four-hands is a duet ensemble and must comprise of two participants only. 


Singers and instrumentalists are responsible for finding their own collaborative pianist.  

Collaborative pianist fees are to be settled in private and will not be covered by the festival organization.


No changes in repertoire are allowed two weeks before the festival date.  

Festival Co-Chairs must be notified via e-mail of all repertoire changes before the deadline.


After the registration period has closed, teachers will receive an email from the Festival Chair to confirm performers, performance time, and venue. 


Memorization is optional. 


Copies of Scores


All participants must bring with them one original copy of each score for use by the judges. Photocopies are not allowed.  Participants will be immediately disqualified from the festival if photocopies are used. 


Copies of music from the public domain are allowed with proof of its origin and must comply with U.S. Copyright Law. Without explicit permission from the owner of the copies of the work, copies printed online will not be accepted. 


If using digitally downloaded music, the original purchase receipt must be available upon request at the registration table.


If performing with music, participants and collaborative pianists must provide copies of the original music for personal use and judges. 


Measures must be numbered at the beginning of each system.  Music scores will be returned to the student at the end of the recital.



All registration for both in-person and virtual performances and payment deadline is Thursday, October 13th, 2022.

Only electronic registrations are accepted.                               to register.


Virtual performances are due Thursday, November 10th, 2022. 



                                for guidelines for virtual performances.

To submit your virtual performance, 



Refunds will not be granted if cancellations are made within two weeks of the festival date. Any approved refunds (granted before the two-week window) will be processed after the event.  



$21.00 solo/ensemble for students of an NEOMTA member
$42.00 solo/ensemble for students of non-NEOMTA members 


Please make your secure payment using PayPal. Each solo and ensemble performer pays the full fee. Be sure to choose the correct payment option in the drop-down box.








IMPORTANT: You must register using the online form AND complete your payment using PayPal. Registration will not be accepted without an accompanying online payment!


Questions should be directed to the Festival Co-Chairs,

Younjung Cha and Cher Liu:


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