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: Nov 19, 2022 | Deadline is October 5, 2022

Location: Valley Christian Conservatory

Fees: $30-40 depending on level

Registration is done online via the links above.

 

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

 

 

Student Evaluations

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

Currently available for piano.

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

 

​Dates & Deadlines - Evaluations (In-person)

 

February 16, 2023: Registration Opens

March 10, 2023: Online payment with registrations. 

March 10, 2023: 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 23, 2023: Evaluation Day (all portions of exam) at Valley Christian Conservatory 

May 7, 2023: Honors Recital

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 Recital date is May 7,  2023 (Sun) at Santa Clara University Recital Hall. Time: Approximately 5:30 p.m.

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

 

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 18, 2022 (Sun)  |  Registration Deadline: November 30, 2022

February 5, 2023 (Sun) |  Registration Deadline: January 25, 2023

April 30, 2023 (Sun)  |  Registration Deadline: April 12, 2023

Location: Santa Clara University Recital Hall

Time: December: 1pm - 6pm

              February and April:  2023 3pm - 6pm

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 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 13, 2022 (Sun)  |  Registration Deadline: November 4, 2022

  • April 30, 2023 (Sun)

 

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 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 13, 2022 (Sun)  |  Registration Deadline: November 4, 2022

  • April 30, 2023 (Sun)

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 Evaluations & Artist Competition

MusicIN Evaluation Program is  a comprehensive evaluation with an option of participating in person or virtually.  It covers topics and offers special opportunities not seen in most traditional evaluations.  Currently offered for piano again this year, and hoping to expand to include additional instruments next year.

  • 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 two divisions: Junior (ages 13 and under) and Senior (ages 14-22).  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

Date: April 22, 2023 (Sat)  |  Registration Deadline: April 8

Evaluation Locations: 

In Person - Valley Christian Conservatory (Evaluations only)

Virtual - Video Submissions + Live Zoom Session (Evaluations)

Artist Competition Location

Video Submissions Only

 

Click button below for Registration Deadlines.

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

 

 

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

 

Date: January 29, 2023 (Sun) by 1159 pm PST Online Registration: December 1 - December 22, 2022

Location: Virtual - Video Submission

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

The State Finals will be held in March 2023. Date and venue 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: January 29, 2023 (Sun) by 1159 pm PST Online Registration: December 1 - December 22, 2022

Location: Virtual - Video Submission

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

 

 

The State Finals will be held in March 2023. Date and venue TBD.

 

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

 

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: TBA 2023  |  Online Registration: December 1 - December 22, 2022

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

Questions about this Program, click HERE.