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Whittier Branch Bach-Baroque Festivals

Southern California Junior Bach-Baroque Festival
Whittier Branch Piano Students
Held Sunday, April 8, 2018

First United Methodist Church
13222 Bailey St., Whittier
Dr. Tom Strout, Chair

Judges: Dr. Janet Favreau, Dr. Preethi de Silva, and Geraldine Keeling


Alison Soewito

Thomas Wu

Matthew Talukdar

Morgan Mok

Samantha Sugino

Praise Chao

Yunhao Leo Li

Daniel Chou

Daniel Hon

Gabriela Chao

Elena Chen

Dania Jew

Danica Jew

Jennifer Ho

Vincent Cheong


Honorable Mention

Helen Fang

Kenny Chow

Iris Chao

Dylan Hoang

Iris Mao

Tanisha Basrai

Juliana Phan

Our piano teachers must enroll their students at The students perform in the local Branch Competition in order to qualify for the Regional Festival.


• Application deadline: Thursday, March 8: one month prior to the Festival date.

• Application — apply online at


• $25 (or $15 per student in ensemble). Send the fee payable to "MTAC Whittier Branch" to Chair Dr. Tom Strout. Address available:


• 1/3 of entries receive rosette "winners" ribbons
• all performers receive "participation" ribbons


• J. S. Bach
• Anna Magdalena
• Baroque
consult for repertoire guidelines


• Time limit: 5 minutes

• Whittier Dress code required

• Provide original printed music for judges

• No refunds for illness or cancellations.


Complete Works Audition: Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM at Cal. State, Long Beach.
(Schedule information will be online by September 15.)


Complete Works Awards Concert: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, 2:30 PM
at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Long Beach, 607 E. 3rd St. (at Atlantic Ave.), Long Beach


Masterclass on Bach with Jeffrey Lavner (Keyboard) and Margaret Batjer (Violin/Viola)
Monday, January 15, 2018, (MLK Holiday) Bertea Hall, Chapman University, Orange.
(Applications will soon be posted at

String Teachers

Our Branch provides two Bach-Baroque Festivals for Strings. You may enter your students in our local Bach-Baroque Festival (see below) as well as in the Regional Junior Bach Festival provided at


Whittier Branch Bach-Baroque Festival for Strings
Sunday, February 10, 2018 — 5 pm

Tchaikovsky School of Music, 20265 Valley Blvd, Suite F, Walnut 91789
Sarkis Salamanyan, Chair

This is a local Festival and does not qualify your students for other levels of competition. Teachers may also skip this and apply directly to the Regional Junior Bach Festival for Strings provided at

Participation Rules

• Participant must be the student of active teacher-member of the MTAC Whittier Branch for at least 6 months prior to the festival date.

• Students of all levels are welcome to participate.
• Time limit: 5 minutes
• Original published music must be provided for the judges. No photocopies.
• Whittier Dress Code required.


• Application deadline: January 10,2018

• Download Application — click HERE.


• $20 (or $15 per student in ensemble)
Send the fee payable to "MTAC Whittier Branch" to Tchaikovsky School, 20265 Valley Blvd, Suite F, Walnut 91789, on or before the deadline of January 19.


• 1/3 of entries receive rosette "winners" ribbons
• all performers receive "participation" ribbons


ages determined as of date of Festival
Junior Baroque: age 13 and under
Senior Baroque: age 14 and over
J. S. Bach Junior: age 13 and under
J. S. Bach Senior: age 14 and over

The Winners of our Whittier Branch Festival for Strings will be posted here.