NEOMTA Northeast District Spring Festival
Saturday, March 5th, 2022
12:00pm - 5:00pm


Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music

Gamble and Fynes Hall

96 Front Street

Berea, OH 44107

Registration will be open January 4th, 2022.

Registration deadline is February 4th, 2022.


The Spring 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 Spring Festival.  The festival is non-competitive and should not be confused with the Buckeye Auditions. 

In-Person Performances

This year, the Spring 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.   


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 Spring Festival virtually this year via video submission.  

For guidelines about virtual performances, click here

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, click here.



  • 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 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.

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 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 with the adjudicator's comments and certificate at the end of his or her timeslot.



Only electronic registrations are accepted.                             to register.




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

No refunds will be issued after February 19th.

Click HERE for guidelines for online performances. 


$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 Ophelia Shan at

2022 NEOMTA Spring Festival