Bach Competition

Chair & Co-chairsHope Armstrong Erb, Kimberly Ryan
Postmark DeadlineJanuary 7, 2023
Competition DatesFebruary 11 -12, 2023
Application FormOnline form here

Downloadable application here

LocationSt. Luke Lutheran Church, 7757 Chippenham Pkwy
Fee$35.00 per student for RMTA members, $55.00 per student for non-RMTA members (Teacher’s Check Only–Check payable to RMTA). No refunds will be issued past post-marked deadline.

The RMTA Bach Competition is an event where each student is to prepare one Bach piece to be performed by memory in a professional setting. There is a performance time limit for each level. 

The purpose of the RMTA Bach Competition is the following:

  • To provide students with an opportunity to perform and share their musical achievement through the enriching experience of studying the work of J.S. Bach
  • To facilitate personal development, creativity and an emotionally rich experience
  • To offer constructive, positive, educationally focused feedback.

All prizewinners (first place, second place, third place, and Honorable Mention) will receive certificates and non-winning contestants will receive a certificate of participation to be sent to their teachers at a later date.  The first-place winners of the Bach Competition will receive monetary prizes.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • Primer: $30
  • Level 1: $50
  • Level 2: $75
  • Level 3: $100

Winners Performance:

  • First place winners will receive a monetary prize and their performances will be repeated for a recital to take place on Saturday, February 12 at 3:00 pm.

Please Note: All teachers entering a student in the Bach Competition are required to be available to help with the competition, if needed. This includes duties prior to, during, and/or following the actual competition.

Click here for a downloadable version of the Bach Competition rules and guidelines.