Additional Performance Resources

Many MTAC Pasadena Teachers also have students participating in these events:

Los Angeles International Liszt Competition

Bi-annual opportunity for outstanding students to study and perform the works of Franz Liszt. Event in November.  Visit for more information.

National Federation of Music Clubs – Junior Festival

Hosted by National Federation of Music Clubs to give Juniors (18 yrs & under) and Adult member musicians of all abilities the opportunity to perform and receive a yearly evaluation in a non- competitive environment. Event in February. Visit for more information.

Southern California Junior Bach Festival (SCJBF)

SCJBF Bach Festival – To encourage study and performance of the music of J. S. Bach

To encourage the performance and understanding of the works of J.S. Bach in Keyboard, Strings, Voice, and Winds. Branch level winners advance to Regional Bach Festival. Events in the Spring. Visit for more information.

Branch level Co-Chairs – Kristi Lobitz email:

Dorothy Caimano  email:

Regional level Chair – Kristi Lobitz  email:

2023 Pasadena Bach Festival


Southwestern Youth Music Festival (SYMF)

Annual competition festival in July for students studying Keyboard, Strings, Winds (flute and Clarinet).  Visit  for more information