NEOMTA Northeast District Fall Festival
November 7th & 8th, 2020


Steinway Recital Hall

Steinway Gallery 
334 East Hines Hill Road

Hudson, Ohio  44236



Please read the following carefully, as the Festival will look quite different this year due to the coronavirus.


The Fall Festival is open to students of all instruments and voice.  Students may choose whether they prefer to perform in-person or virtually via video submission.   Given the nature of the virus, vocalists will only be accepted virtually.


Students will receive a personal certificate, a ribbon, and a thorough evaluation from an adjudicator for their participation in this year’s Fall Festival.  The festival is non-competitive and should not be confused with the

Buckeye Auditions.  


In-Person Performances

No audience will be permitted this year.  Students will be scheduled into individual timeslots, and may bring two adult guests (i.e. a parent/guardian and teacher, both parents, etc.).  Only the performer, two guests, Festival Chair, and adjudicator will be permitted into the performance hall.  


Masks must be worn at all times by all in attendance and social distancing must be observed.  Instrumental accompanists are permitted, counted as one of the student’s guests, and are required to wear a mask at all times.  


Due to the particularly limited nature of scheduling this year, we will not be able to accommodate latecomers.  Once your timeslot has passed, we must continue with the rest of the performers and cannot reschedule you.  Prepare to arrive early to the Festival.  Those waiting for their performance may wait in designated, socially distanced areas in the lobby, but students will not be permitted to play pianos while they wait.  Thank you for your understanding, as we place these policies for everyone’s safety.


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,                              


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


To submit your video performance,    




  • 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 accompanist.  

Accompanist 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 Chair must be notified via e-mail of all repertoire changes prior to 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 public domain are allowed with proof of its origin and must comply with U.S. Copyright Law.


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


If performing with music, participants and accompanist 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.




Only electronic registrations are accepted.                               to register.


Registration and payment deadline is October 5th, 2020.


Online submissions are due November 5th, 2020. 



                                for guidelines for online performances.



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 Chair

Brynna Bailer:


2020 NEOMTA Fall Festival