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Piano & Ensemble Festivals

Piano & Ensemble Festivals

Piano Festivals and Ensemble Festivals 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 Festivals Brief Overview

  • Levels 1-10

  • Two Solo Pieces (memorization not 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 Festivals

 

Ensemble Festivals 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 Festivals

 

Date: November 18, 2023 | Registration deadline: October 5, 2023

Location: Valley Christian Conservatory

Fees: $30-40 depending on level

Registration is done online via the links above.

Students who receive a rating of 5 will be invited to perform at a Regional Festival Celebration

Festival Celebration Date: Sunday, January 6, 2024

Location: Peace Lutheran Church, Danville 

 

Questions about this or any Student Program, click HERE to complete Contact Form.

 

Student Evaluations

Student Evaluations

Student Evaluations is a comprehensive program dedicated to developing all the skills of a well-rounded musician.   

Currently available for piano.

NEW rule beginning 2023: The passing score for Performance and passing score for Theory is 70%.

Student Evaluations includes Repertoire, Technique, Sight Reading, Oral Questions, Theory, and Ear Training.

 

​Dates & Deadlines - Evaluations (In-person)

January 17, 2024: Student Evaluations Info Session
February 16, 2024: Registration Opens
March 10, 2024: Online payment with registrations. 
March 10, 2024: Student List and all Repertoire Forms need to be mailed or delivered in person to:
Glenda Timmerman, 1922 Rock St., #A, Mountain View, CA 94043

NO LATE APPLICATIONS 

April 21, 2024: Evaluation Day (all portions of exam) at Valley Christian Conservatory 

 

May 12, 2024 at 4-7 PM: Student Evaluations Honors Recital at Santa Clara University

Registration Links and Forms

Online Payment 

Student List

Repertoire Forms:  Prep A  |  Prep B - Level 2 | Levels 3-10 | Levels 11-12

Teacher Work Requirements

  • Half day if entering 3 or fewer students

  • Full day if entering 4-10 students

  • Additional full day if entering 11+ students: teacher will work a full day and provide an additional worker OR work extra hours pre- or post-event, as directed by the Chair.

The penalty for not meeting the work requirements is $200 for half-day and $400 for full-day.  Test results will be withheld until the penalty is paid.

Fees: 

Levels Prep - 4: $55

Levels 5 - 10: $70

Levels 11 - 12: $85
 

The full syllabi can be found here.
 

The Student Evaluations Honors Recitals date is May 21,  2023 (Sun) at Santa Clara University Recital Hall, 6 to 9 pm.

Questions about this or any Student Program, click HERE to complete Contact Form.

Festival Recitals

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: 

December 3, 2023 (Sun)  |  Registration Deadline: Nov 17 (or until full)

January 28, 2024 (Sun)  |  Registration Deadline: Jan 12 (or until full)

April 7, 2024 (Sun)  |  Registration Deadline: Mar 7 (or until full) 

Location: Santa Clara University Recital Hall

Time: approx. 3-7 pm in multiple recitals (exact timing of individual recitals depends on participation)

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

RegistrationFestival Recital Registration

Questions about this or any Student Program, click HERE to complete Contact Form.

 

Emerging Artist Recitals

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.

This recital is dedicated to beginners as a welcoming experience to performing.

Please select repertoire accordingly, not exceeding 4 minutes long.  

Dates:

  • November 12, 2023 (Sun)  |  Registration Deadline: Oct 25 (or until full)

  • April 21, 2024 (Sun)  |  Registration Deadline: 

 

Time: 2 pm

​Location: Opus11 School of Music (map)

Fees: $30 for CAPMT Members, $60 for Non-CAPMT Members

RegistrationEmerging Performers Recital Registration

Registration is on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis, as space is limited.

Questions about this or any Student Program, click HERE to complete Contact Form.

Adult Recitals

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. 

Maximum time for performance is 7 minutes.  

 

Dates:

  • November 12, 2023 (Sun)  |  Registration Deadline: Nov 1 (or until full)

  • April 21, 2024 (Sun)  |  Registration Deadline: 

Time: 11 am

Location: Opus11 School of Music

Fees: $30 for CAPMT Members, $60 for Non-CAPMT Members

RegistrationAdult Recital Registration

Questions about this or any Student Program, click HERE to complete Contact Form.

 

MusicIN Evaluatons & Artist Competition

MusicIN Evaluations & Artist Competition

MusicIN Evaluation Program is  a comprehensive evaluation for all instruments with an option of participating in person or virtually.  It covers topics and offers special opportunities not seen in most traditional evaluations.  

  • Creative Skills: Composition, Improvisation, Arranging

  • Communication Skills: Interaction and Engagement with Evaluators

  • Inclusion of Musical Styles: Beyond the Western Classical Canon

  • Critical Thinking Skills: The Big Picture

  • Holistic and Interdisciplinary Applications: Connecting Music with Life Applications

MusicIN Artist Competition is a competition for versatile performers including creative and communication skills.  Open to all instruments and voice.  Held virtually.  There are three age divisions: Emerging (ages 10 and under), Junior (ages 12-14) and Senior (ages 15-22).  See link above for full details.

  • Creative Skills: Composition, Improvisation, Arranging

  • Communication Skills: Competitors Interact with and Engage the Audience

  • Inclusion of Musical Styles: Beyond the Western Classical Canon

Evaluations Date: April 21, 2024 (Sun)  

Evaluation Registration Deadline: March 31, 2024

Evaluation Locations: 

In Person - Valley Christian Conservatory (Evaluations only)

Virtual - Video Submissions + Live Zoom Session (Evaluations)

 

Artist Competition Deadline: April 21, 2024 (Sun)

Artist Competition Location

Video Submissions Only

 

Questions about this or any Student Program, click HERE to complete Contact Form.

 

Honors Competition

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 (must be memorized)

    • One from Baroque or Classical

    • One from Romantic, 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 and Registration

 

Date: Sun, January 14, 2024 Online Registration: Opens: December 1, 2023. Deadline: December 15, 2023

Location: Steinway Gallery Los Altos

Fees: $75 for CAPMT members, $95 for non-members

The State Finals will be held in March 2024 at TBD.

 

Questions about this or any Student Program, click HERE to complete Contact Form.

 

Contemporary Competition

The Contemporary Competition is a competitive event open to all instruments and voice with a specific focus on composers with a death date of 1945 or later.  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

  • Repertoire must be memorized and composers must have a death date of 1945 or later

  • Time Limits

    • Categories A & B: 10 minutes

    • Category C: 12 minutes

    • Categories D & E: 15 minutes

 

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

 

Date: Sunday, January 28 Online Registration: TBD

Location: Yuma Hall at Silicon Valley Piano

Fees: $75 for CAPMT members, $95 for non-members

 

State Finals will be held in March 2024. Date and venue TBD.

 

Questions about this or any Student Program, click HERE to complete Contact Form.

Contemporary Competition

Concerto Competition

The Concerto Competition is for highly motivated students and highlights the concerto repertoire.  It is open to piano, strings, winds, brass and voice from age 9 and under to 26.  The Concerto Competition offers a unique opportunity to compete with ONE movement of concerto (with piano accompaniment). Winners from each Region will compete in the State Finals.

 

Date: Sunday, February 18, 2024  |  Online Registration: December 1-15, 2023

This is a Regional program (not hosted by our Chapter directly) -- please see link below for full details!

Questions about this Program, click HERE.

 

Concerto Competiton
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