Bach Competition


Online only. Click here to register. You do not need to print out any application forms and judges comment sheets.



Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Online registration deadline:  September 15, 2018
Location: School of Music, Georgia State University
Standard Building, 91 Fairlie Street, Atlanta, GA 30303.
Click here for Directions to GSU-the Standard Building

Winner Recital

Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time: 2-3:00 PM and 3:30-4:30 PM
Location: Piano Works- 2805 Buford Highway, Duluth, GA 30096

Entry fee Per Event

$25.00 if teacher is current member of NDMTA enrolled by Sept 15.
$35.00 if non-member.


Click here for Piano Repertoire requirement


  1. Eligibility: Any student from age five to age eighteen may enter. All categories are open to ages five to eighteen EXCEPT the Level One Anna Magdalena Notebook Category; that is limited to ages 5-7. (Students who are ages 5-7 as of the application deadline, September 15, 2016.)
  2. Scoring: Scoring will be like Festivals:  Outstanding Performer, Award of Excellence, and Honorable Mention. There will be no limit to the number of Outstanding Performer grades given, but only two students from each repertoire category will be chosen by the judge as “Recitalists” along with one alternate from each category in the event one of the designated recitalists is unable to perform at the recital. Cash awards will be awarded to the winners of all levels at the sole discretion of the judges. While only the Recitalists chosen by the judges will be awarded trophies and performing at the Winners Recital, all winners will be recognized at the Award Ceremony following the recital. Winners List will be sent through emails to the teachers between 5 PM to 11 PM on the day of competition.
  3. Repertoire requirement: All repertoire must be memorized, and original music supplied for the judge. No photocopies. Judges scores and awards are final. No teacher, parent or student should talk to the judge about the scores given.


All teachers entering students in the competition are required to work on the day of the competition. The scheduling of the teacher’s work time and duties will be done shortly after the competition chairperson receives the applications. Teachers will be provided in advance the information about their assignments

*MOST TEACHERS USUALLY TEACH ON SATURDAYS so be prepared to reschedule your regular teaching in order to work at the competition.


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