Southern California Junior Bach Festival


Congratulations to all of the students who participated in Bach Festival and thank you to all of the teachers who entered students and helped out. Below are the list of the winners who can compete at Regionals in May as well as the students who received honorable mentions.

Student                                             Teacher

Elissa Ahn, Winner                         Dana Burnett

Emma Langer Weida, Winner       Yelena Kapchinskaya

Hannah Li, Winner                         Tatiana Djangirov

Robin Moon, Winner                     Cho-Hyun Park

Alex Nguyen, Winner                    Yelena Kapchinskaya

Rika Ogiwara, Winner                   Toshiko Barrett

Theophany Pham, Winner            Cho-Hyun Park

Anna Romanovsky, Winner         Tatiana Romanovsky

Emily Shanmugam, Winner         Holly Franz

Aleetheia Sun, Winner                 Dana Burnett

Sophia Tang, Winner                   Valeria Kravchenko

Daryn Tarasewicz, Winner           Dana Burnett

Annie Zhang, Winner                  Valeria Kravchenko

Emily Farr, Hon. Mention             Joanne Stohs

Aaron Tambiah, Hon. Mention   Valeria Kravchenko


DATE: Sunday, March 20, 2022 – 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Carlsbad City Library (Dove Library), 1775 Dove Ln, Carlsbad, CA 92011

Registration opens: February 22, 2022
Registration closes: March 6, 2022


Type of Event: Competition.  3 adjudicators select winners to perform in the Bach Regional Festival in May. This will be a closed audition with only one parent to record their own child’s performance. Adjudicators select winners from the regional festival. Regional winners who perform works from the 2022 Complete Works list have the opportunity to compete at the Complete Works Auditions.

Instruments: Piano

Registration: Log onto the Southern California Jr. Bach Festival website.
If you have never entered students in this festival, go to “New Teacher: complete instructions for teachers.” Be sure to select “Northern San Diego” as your MTAC Branch. If you are a returning teacher but forgot your username or password, you can request it to be emailed. The annual teacher fee is $15.

Fee: $35 per student. Student registration fees are paid by mailing for all the students in your studio in onecheck payable to “Northern San Diego MTAC” to Grace Choi, our Branch Treasurer postmarked by March 10th. Her address will be provided in an email to teachers.

Consent Form: If the parent has not already filled out this Student Consent Form for the 2021/2022 school year, please fill out this form and email it to no later than March 18th. 

Co-chairs: Dana Burnett,, Loc-Ha Le,, Valeria Kravchenko,, and Carol Graham,

FESTIVAL RULES AND GUIDELINES: Go to for official rules and guidelines, including acceptable repertoire, judging procedures, and information regarding the Complete Works Audition.

Baroque Festival: We are not having this part of the festival this year.