It is the aim of SCJBF to cultivate knowledge and understanding of Bach's music, as well as to celebrate it. Through festivals, lectures, master classes, recitals and concerts, we offer many opportunities for musical growth to the best of Southern California's young instrumentalists and vocalists.

Student registration for 2017-18 is now open. Teachers should read carefully the information regarding new procedures. .

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has been updated. Included are application forms for January's masterclasses.

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2018 Masterclass Repertoire


On Monday, January 15 our piano masterclass with Jeffrey Lavner will feature Fughettas in C major, BWV 952/953; Partita No. 2, BWV 826, Sinfonia; Duetto in G major, BWV 804; and Prelude and Fugue in B minor, WTC I. The strings masterclass with Margaret Batjer will feature Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041; Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001, Adagio; Partita No. 2, BWV 1004, Sarabande. This will be a wonderful learning opportunity for teachers and students alike!

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