© 2019 by CAPMT Santa Clara Valley

 

Piano & Ensemble Auditions

Piano Auditions and Ensemble Auditions are non-competitive programs designed to encourage and motivate students through a festival format, where repertoire is performed and students are given comments a rating from 1-5.   Students receiving a "5" are invited (but not required) to perform at the CAPMT Northern Festival.

 

Piano Auditions Brief Overview

  • Levels 1-10

  • Two Solo Pieces (memorization required)

    • One must be from syllabus

  • One Accompanied Piece (piano duet/4 hands or piano duo) - memorization not necessary

    • Piece must be from syllabus

  • Full details can be found here: Piano Auditions

 

Ensemble Auditions Brief Overview

  • Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

  • Any combination of instruments and voice

  • Repertoire does not need to be memorized

  • Full details can be found here: Ensemble Auditions

 

Date: November 23, 2019 (Sat) 

Location: Valley Christian Conservatory | 100 Skyway Dr., San Jose, CA 95111  |  Map

Fees: $30-40 depending on level

Registration is done online via the links above.

 

Questions?  Please contact the Chair, Jui-Ping Chou.

 

 

Student Evaluations

Student Evaluations is a comprehensive program dedicated to developing all the skills of a well-rounded musician.   Currently available for piano and violin.

Student Evaluations Brief Overview

  • Repertoire

  • Technique

  • Sight Reading

  • Oral Questions

  • Theory

  • Aural Skills

IMPORTANT -- NEW FOR 2019-2020!

Effective for the 2019-2020 year, Student Evaluations will now be a District/Chapter level program. The Santa Clara Valley Chapter will be holding Student Evaluations in April of 2020. The curriculum, evaluation process, etc. will all remain the same. The only thing that will change is that parents will register through the Chapter level, rather than the State level.

 

Full details, including syllabus, will be posted soon. Confirmed details are as follows:

 

Date: April 25, 2020 (Sat)

Location: Valley Christian Conservatory | 100 Skyway Dr., San Jose, CA 95111  |  Map

Fees: Info available soon
Registration: Online by parent. Info will be available in early January, 2020.

 

Honors Recital: May 10, 2020 at Santa Clara University Recital Hall

Questions?  Please contact the Chair, Glenda Timmerman.

 

Festival Recital Series

Our Chapter hosts Festival Recitals throughout the school year for experienced students who are looking for opportunities to participate in formal recitals.  We also have opportunities for students to perform concertos and two-piano works.  

 

Students of all instruments and voice welcome!

 

Dates & Times:

September 28, 2019 (Sat)  |  5 - 8:30 PM  |  Registration Deadline: Sept 20 (or when full)

November 8, 2019 (Fri) | 6 - 9:30 PM | Registration Deadline: Oct 31

January 19, 2020 (Sun)  |  9 AM - 12:30 PM

(possible dates may be added in Feb-Apr)

May 2, 2020 (Sat)  |  9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

May 10. 2020 (Sun)  |  6 - 9:30 PM  [Student Evaluations Honors Recital]

Location: Santa Clara University Recital Hall | 952 Franklin St., Santa Clara, CA 95050  |  Map

Fees: $30 for up through 6 min. | $50 for 7-10 min.  (Maximum 10 min. per student) |  +$30 additional for Non-CAPMT Members

RegistrationFestival Recital Registration

Proceeds from this event support our Travel Fund, which provides scholarships to students who travel to

CAPMT or MTNA Competitions or Events.

 

Questions?  Please contact the Chair, Irena Talyansky.

 

 

Emerging Performer Recital Series

A recital series for very young students or older beginning students is the Emerging Performer Recital series.  A more relaxed atmosphere for students who are relatively new to performing and want to gain more positive experiences.

Dates:

  • October 27, 2019 (Sun) | Registration Deadline: Oct 17

  • March 29, 2020 (Sun)

Time: 1 PM

Location: Music Exchange | 861 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128 | Map

Fees: $30

RegistrationEmerging Artist Recital Registration

Proceeds from this event support our Travel Fund, which provides scholarships to students who travel to

CAPMT or MTNA Competitions or Events.

 

Questions?  Please contact the Chair, Natalia Pressman.

 

Adult Recital Series

Adult Recitals provide opportunities to participate in a welcoming "Adults Only (18+)" Recital.

Repertoire of all levels and genres is welcome and does not need to be memorized.  A short reception follows each recital!

 

Dates:

  • October 27, 2019 (Sun) | Registration Deadline: Oct 17

  • March 29, 2020 (Sun)

Time: 3 PM

Location: Music Exchange | 861 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128 | Map

Fees: $30

RegistrationAdult Recital Registration

Proceeds from this event support our Travel Fund, which provides scholarships to students who travel to

CAPMT or MTNA Competitions or Events.

 

Full details can be found here: Adult Recital Information

 

Questions?  Please contact the Chair, DeAnna Howe.

 

 

Honors Competition

The Honors Competition is a competitive event open to all instruments and voice.  Winners of each age category will represent the District at the State Finals.

 

Brief Overview

  • Five Age Categories

    • Category A: Ages 9 & Under

    • Category B: Ages 10-12

    • Category C: Ages 13-15

    • Category D: Ages 16-18

    • Category E: Ages 19-26

  • Two Selections Required (all must be memorized)

    • One from Baroque or Classical

    • One from Romantic or Impressionistic or Contemporary

    • NO Concerti

  • Time Limits

    • Categories A & B: 10 minutes

    • Category C: 12 minutes

    • Categories D & E: 15 minutes

 

Full details and Registration can be found here: Honors Competition Guidelines

 

Date: Winter 2020 (exact date TBA)

Location: Steinway Piano Gallery - Los Altos | 316 State St., Los Altos, CA 94022 | Map

 

The State Finals will be held on TBA 2020.

 

Questions?  Please contact the Chair, Tingyuan Luo.