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NEOMTA Northeast District Spring Festival
Saturday, March 4th, 2023
1:00pm - 6:00pm


Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music

Gamble and Fynes Hall

96 Front Street

Berea, OH 44107


The Spring Festival is open to students of all instruments and voice.  Students may choose to perform in person or virtually via video submission.   Given the viral nature of the virus through aerosol transmissions, vocalists are encouraged to submit a virtual performance. 

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

Please note, as of 2023, registration forms MUST BE SUBMITTED BY TEACHERS ONLY. Likewise, teachers must collect individual payments from students and make a single online payment to NEOMTA through PayPal. Please email Ms. Cher Liu and Dr. Younjung Cha at if you have any questions.

In-Person Performances

The 2023 Spring Festival is offered in recital format with a limited audience. Students will be scheduled into recitals and may bring two adult guests. We will carefully observe CDC regulations. If any changes to these plans occur, we will notify all students, parents, and teachers immediately via email.   


Only acoustic instruments are permitted for in-person performances, without electric amplification.

Virtual Performances

Students may also choose to perform in the Spring Festival virtually via video submission.  

For guidelines about virtual performances, click here

Videos that do not follow the guidelines will be disqualified.  Please review the guidelines carefully with your teacher.


To submit your video performance, click here.  Submission of videos are due on Thursday, March 2nd, 2023



  • 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

Each performer can perform a maximum of two pieces, regardless of the estimated time.

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 are not covered by the festival organization.


Changes in repertoire are allowed until two weeks before the festival date.  

Festival Chairs 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 Chairs 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.

A hard copy of any digitally-purchased music is required: digital judge's scores will not be accepted.


If performing with music, participants and accompanist must still provide a score for the judges. 


Measures must be numbered at the beginning of each system.  Music scores will be returned to the student with the adjudicator's comments and certificate at the end of his or her timeslot.



Only electronic registrations are accepted.                            for registration.

Please note, as of 2023, registration forms must be filled out by teachers only. Likewise, teachers must collect individual payment from students and make a single online payment to NEOMTA through PayPal.




Late applications and/or late payment will not be accepted.

No refunds will be issued after February 19th.

Click HERE for virtual video submission guidelines.  Videos submissions are due on Thursday, March 2nd, 2023. 


$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 at

2023 NEOMTA Spring Festival

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