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Sunday, August 28, 2022  •  10 AM - 5 PM
Santa Clara University Music Building
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CAPMT SCV is excited to present our inaugural Discovery Day to kick off the 2022-2023 year! Come and be inspired!

Our theme for this year is "Bridging Divides" -- between genres of music, music and other aspects of life, approaches to studying and teaching music, and more!


We invite teachers, students, and parents to attend or participate in one of our exciting programs:

  • Student Recitals

    • Solo & Ensemble Recital - open repertoire

    • Creativity/Pops Recital - improvisation/arranging/composing/pop/jazz/musical/movie/anime

    • Emerging Performers Recital - informal recital for beginner students of all ages

    • Teacher and Collegiate Recital - teachers and college students

  • Panel on Student/Teacher/Parent Success

  • Member Presentations - Want to present something you are passionate about?  

    • Looking for teachers or students to give a 20-minute session on "Bridging Divides" 

  • Exhibit Hall/Poster Session - Want to promote something or showcase artwork or a project you did?

    • Student Artwork​

    • Student Projects & Posters

    • Community Groups

  • CAPMT SCV Logo Contest - Calling all student artists to update our CAPMT SCV logo!

    • $50 Prize to the Winner and logo to be featured on our website!

    • Must be digitally created, or hand-drawn and scanned at high resolution​.  Color preferred.

    • Should have a hint of modern, professional, and fun! 

    • Should also have either "CAPMT SCV" or "CAPMT Santa Clara Valley" in the logo

    • Must register for Discovery Day to enter Logo Contest.


There are also masterclasses in piano, winds, and voice, a feature recital including winners of our competitions, an info session on all CAPMT SCV programs, and much more!   Participants for the Masterclasses and Feature Recital will be selected by the CAPMT SCV Discovery Day Committee.


















Also visit our Exhibit Foyer!

-  Booths from local organizations

-  Student artwork & projects

- CAPMT SCV Info Table & Teacher Referral List

- CAPMT SCV Logo Contest Voting


Registration Fees

Teachers (lunch included)

CAPMT Teachers                        $55

Non-CAPMT Teachers*             $75

Recital Performers (lunch NOT included*)

Students of CAPMT Teachers                  $45

Students of Non-CAPMT Teachers**      $65

--- $5 for each guest (family and friends) accompanying performers ---

Non-Performing Students (lunch NOT included*)

Students/Parents of CAPMT Teachers                   $25

Students/Parents of Non-CAPMT Teachers**       $35


*Optional Lunch Add-On for Students & Parents    $15

(Lunch choices are skirt steak, salmon, or teriyaki tofu)

**If you join CAPMT/MTNA during Discovery Day, the non-CAPMT surcharge will be waived!

Registration Deadline

Regular Registration Deadline: August 18, 2022 (Thursday)

Fees will increase and pre-order for lunches end after this date.

Main Recital Hall
Ensemble Room
9:30 AM
10:00 - 10:50 AM
Welcome, Programs Overview, Opening Performance
11:00 - 11:50 AM
Advanced Piano Masterclass
Member Presentations 1 & 2
12:00 - 12:50 PM
Solo & Ensemble Recital
Emerging Performers Recital
Lunch + Exhibit Hall
1:00 - 1:50 PM
Solo & Ensemble Recital
Pedagogy & Play: "Student vs. Teacher-Directed Lessons"
Lunch + Exhibit Hall
2:00 - 2:50 PM
Creativity & Pops Recital
Panel: "Teacher/Parent/Student Success"
3:00 - 3:50 PM
Teacher & Collegiate Recital
Voice & Wind Masterclass
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Feature Recital
5:00 PM
Closing Remarks



Recital Hall

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Ensemble Room



Masterclass Teachers

Robert Schwartz

Advanced Piano Masterclass

Pianist Robert Schwartz has pursued an active career as a performer and teacher that has spanned five decades and covered four continents.  His concerts and masterclass engagements have brought him to Argentina, China, France, and numerous cities in the United States. A native of California, he lived in Bloomington Indiana, Paris and New York City before settling in San Francisco where he now teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and maintains a private studio.  He holds degrees from Indiana University, Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music and his teachers have included Abbey Simon, Pierre Sancan and György Sebok. In his spare time, Schwartz enjoys cooking, reading and listening to opera as well as jazz and popular vocal music.

Ginger Kroft

Winds Masterclass

Ginger Kroft is Principal Clarinet of Carmel Bach Festival and Sacramento Philharmonic. As a chamber musician, she’s collaborated with Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Bridge Players, ADORNO, and Avenue Winds. Mrs. Kroft is on faculty at San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Santa Clara University. She also directs a private teaching studio, An education advocate, Mrs. Kroft is a frequent adjudicator of solo competitions and serves on the Board of Directors for CAPMT. Outside of music, Mrs. Kroft loves swimming and has ‘escaped’ from Alcatraz numerous times — making it to shore, of course.

Layna Chianakas

Voice Masterclass

Voice Teacher, Stage Director and Mezzo-Soprano, Layna Chianakas, has sung over 50 opera roles with companies throughout the United States. She has established herself as one of the most sought-after Opera Stage Directors in the field and continues to maintain a private voice studio of students ranging in age from 8-80. She will direct Tosca for Opera Santa Barbara this Fall, has students in the top music programs in the country and continues to sing professionally. She prides herself on teaching every style, from opera to musical theater to pop and loves being around passionate people who create art that is interesting and relevant. The mother of two grown children,

Ms. Chianakas lives in San Jose, CA with her husband, their six chickens and one tortoise.

Feature Student Performers -- COMING SOON!

Music Performance

Acknowledgements and Gratitude

Planning Committee

Kyra Johnson

Grant Kondo

Julie Poklewski

Yvonne Reddy

Alli Gessner



Karin Swanson

Photo Credit

Linus L.

Aki Y.