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Registration Deadline: March 9, 2024

Festival & Competition Schedule

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

The schedule for the 2024 Bach Festival is TBD!

Competition

(Click here for full competition regulations)

CATEGORIES

  • Elementary Piano Division (up to age 9)
  • Junior Piano Division (ages 10-13)
  • Senior Piano Division (ages 14-18)
  • Young Piano Artist (ages 19-21)
  • Senior Organ Division (ages 14-18)
  • Young Artist Organ Division (ages 19-22)

PRIZES

  • Elementary Division: $50
  • Junior Division: $50
  • Senior Division: $75
  • Young Artist Division: $100
  • Senior Organ Division: $75
  • Young Artist Organ Division: $100

REPERTOIRE

All competitors perform one solo keyboard work written by Johann Sebastian Bach. Upon approval by the Festival Coordinator, Elementary and Junior Division competitors may perform simplified arrangements of Bach’s works.

Memory is required for all pianists who wish to be considered for prizes. However, organists are not required to perform from memory.

PROCEDURE

The competition consists of two rounds.

  1. Preliminary Round: Closed audition format, with only family and friends
  2. Final Round: Three finalists in each division perform in a public recital in Tabor College’s Richert Auditorium

All participants may choose to perform for comments only. Please specify this preference when registering.

Special note regarding organists:

Organists will be given a twenty-minute period in which they may establish registration and try the instrument. Tabor College’s Richert Auditorium organ is a custom three-manual Allen organ designed and installed by Burton Tidwell. (Click here for detailed specifications and stop list)


FESTIVAL & COMPETITION FEES

  • FULL COMPETITOR: $30/entry

Entry fee includes
-2024 Festival & Competition T-shirt
-Door prizes
-Competition comments and monetary prizes for winners

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information or specific questions/concerns, please contact

Dr. Sheila Litke, Professor of Piano/Event Coordinator

Tabor College
Hillsboro, Kansas 67063
620-947-3121 ext. 1406
sheilal@tabor.edu