Dear Teachers,

Ursuline Academy is proud and excited to once again host our annual Bach Contest! The Ursuline Academy Bach Contest was founded in 1960 by Sr. Elizabeth Marie Landry, OSU. The competition, which began with piano and now includes a strings division, is open to all students in the greater New Orleans area.

Registration for the 2024 Bach Contest is due by Saturday, February 24, 2024

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Helen H. Myers, N.C.T.M.
Ursuline Bach Contest Co-Director
K-12 Performing Arts Instructor
Lulu Reeks
Ursuline Bach Contest Co-Director
Strings Teacher/Orchestra Director
“Sr. Elizabeth Marie was a visionary in music education, with the greater New Orleans piano teachers and their students reaping the rewards. Originally, it was an invitation only event. It has been an honor and privilege to bring back the Bach Contest as a faculty member, alumna, and former contestant. As a competitor, the Bach Contest influenced my decision to become an Ursuline girl and in turn, my two daughters. I can't imagine my life without Ursuline in it, and I owe all of this to Sr. Elizabeth Marie Landry. I am excited to continue this legacy and showcase my Ursuline heritage.” – Helen Honoree Myers ’84, N.C.T.M
Welcome to the Ursuline Academy Bach Contest - Strings Division. Instead of competing against each other, each student will be given independent evaluations. Students may play as soloists and in duets, trios, quartets, etc.