Bookmark and Share
Arts & Entertainment, Campus Events, General Information

LSU Performing Arts Academy to Host Annual Bach Contest Dec. 10

10/25/2011 02:05 PM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Performing Arts Academy announced this week a call for entries into the LSU School of Music's 35th annual Bach Contest, to be held at LSU on Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Music & Dramatic Arts Building.


Participants in the contest will compete by playing selections from two musical styles: baroque and sonatina, two styles commonly associated with the famous 18th century composer.  Judges will evaluate the contestants and will invite the top performers to participate in a final public recital.  


“The Bach Contest is an excellent opportunity for pre-college piano students in the Baton Rouge area to come to LSU and perform in a safe, minimally competitive environment,” said LSU Professor of Piano Pamela Pike. “They’ll get really valuable feedback from LSU piano faculty and have a chance to earn trophies in each category.


The contest has become an annual tradition for young pianists across Louisiana, with top rated students in each category being invited to perform in a final concert at the end of the competition.


The deadline to register for the competition is Monday, Nov. 14, at 5 p.m. Registration is $10 per student. Each student will be assigned a specific competition time slot for the day.


For more information, or to register, visit the LSU Performing Arts Academy website at


Conveniently located in the beautifully renovated Music & Dramatic Arts building on the LSU campus, the Performing Arts Academy is part of the LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts commitment to providing quality music and theatre educational opportunities for the Baton Rouge and surrounding communities. For more information, email

LSU Media Relations