OMTA Northeast District Spring Festival
Sunday, March 8th, 2020
Baldwin Wallace Conservatory Recital Halls
Kulas Musical Arts Building
96 Front Street
Berea, OH 44017
This festival is open to students of all instruments and voice.
This festival is non-competitive and should not be confused
with the Buckeye auditions.
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:
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.
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!
Students must arrive at least 15 min. before their scheduled recital time.
Latecomers will not be rescheduled for a later recital.
Teachers who submit students for the festivals are required to volunteer their time on the day of the festival. If a teacher is unable to be present at the festival, he/she must appoint a fellow adult music professional to take his/her place. Festival co-chairs reserve the right to return student applications and fees if participating teachers are unwilling to contribute their time. 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.
After registration is completed, teachers will be notified of their respective festival duties, room and time assignments, and procedure slips to forward to their students.
Due to the large number of participants and difficulty in scheduling, schedule requests cannot be guaranteed.
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 is 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 8th.
Festival co-chairs must be notified via e-mail of all repertoire changes prior to the February 8th deadline.
$21.00 solo/ensemble for students of an 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 8th, 2020. If you are not a member of NEOMTA, you must pay the non-member rate or your students will not be allowed to perform in 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 8th, 2020.
Late applications and/or late payment will not be accepted.
No Refunds will be issued after February 22nd.
Questions should be directed to the Festival Co-Chairs:
Jason Simon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brynna Bailer: email@example.com