Southern California Junior Bach Festival


Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the Bach Festival at the Branch level and thank you to all of the teachers who entered students and helped out. Below are the list of the winners who were chosen to compete at Regionals as well as the students who received honorable mention. The students in bold and with an asterisk next to their name competed at Regionals on May 21st and have been chosen to compete at the State Level in the fall. We wish them all the best!

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: Saturday, March 18, 2023 – 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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

Registration opens: TBA
Registration closes: TBA


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 the Student Consent Form for the 2022/2023 school year, please fill out this form and email it to no later than March 16th.

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

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.