OMTA Northeast District Spring Festival
Sunday, March 14th, 2021
Solich Piano Cleveland
27730 Chagrin Blvd #4428
Woodmere, OH 44122
This festival is open to students of all instruments and voice.
Both in-person and online performances will be accepted. Live-streaming will
be available for in-person performances for this event!
This festival is non-competitive and should not be confused
with the Buckeye Auditions.
COVID-19 Related Concerns:
For in-person performances. students will be given an individual time slot. The piano will be thoroughly cleaned after every performance. Only Festival Chair, adjudicators, performer, and one family member will be allowed inside the hall. Social distancing will be observed.
For online performances, please submit your YouTube link on the registration form. Adjudications will be emailed to students and teachers.
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)
Total performance times cannot exceed:
3 minutes, Early Elementary and Elementary
5 minutes, Intermediate
8 minutes, Advanced
Rules and Regulations:
Each performer receives a judge's written evaluation, certificate and ribbon.
Only acoustic instruments and the natural use of the voice are permissible.
Pieces requiring electronic amplification or recording equipment can not be accommodated at the festival.
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.
Students must arrive at least 10 mins. before their scheduled recital time.
Latecomers will not be rescheduled for a later recital.
After the registration period has closed, teachers will receive an email from the Festival Chair to confirm performers, performance time, and venue.
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.
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.
No changes in repertoire are allowed after February 14th.
Festival co-chairs must be notified via e-mail of all repertoire changes prior to the February 14th deadline.
$21.00 solo/ensemble for students of a NEOMTA member
$42.00 solo/ensemble for students of non-NEOMTA members
Please note: In order to receive the member discount, you must be a member of NEOMTA by the registration deadline of February 14th, 2021. If you are not a member of NEOMTA, you must pay the non-member rate or your students will not be allowed to perform at the festival.
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 be not be accepted without an accompanying online payment!
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 14th, 2021.
Late applications and/or late payment will not be accepted.
No Refunds will be issued after February 28th.
Questions should be directed to the Festival Chair:
Brynna Bailer: email@example.com