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: Nov 20, 2021 | Deadline is Oct 5, 2021

Location: Valley Christian Conservatory

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.

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

Dates & Deadlines - VIRTUAL Evaluations

February 17, 2022: Registration Opens

March 15, 2022: Online payment with registrations. 

March 15, 2022: 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 15, 2022: Deadline to e-mail Repertoire & Technique Recordings and PDFs of scores to the Chair.  Theory tests will also be e-mailed to teachers on this day.

April 18, 2022: Theory tests must be dropped off in-person to the Chair by this date.  (Do not mail, please.)

(Virtual students will not take the Ear Training or Sight Reading portions of the Evaluation, but are also ineligible for Honors Recital.)

Dates & Deadlines - IN-PERSON Evaluations

February 17, 2022: Registration Opens

March 15, 2022: Online payment with registrations. 

March 15, 2022: 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 24, 2022: In-Person students only -- Evaluation Day (all portions of exam) at Valley Christian Conservatory 

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: $45

Levels 5 - 10: $55

Levels 11 - 12: $70
 

The full syllabi can be found here.
 

The Student Evaluations Honors Recital date is May 15,  2022 (Sun) at Santa Clara University Recital Hall. Time: Approximately 5:30 p.m.

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

September 4, 2021  |  Registration Deadline: Aug 31

November 20, 2021  |  Registration Deadline: Nov 12

January 22, 2022  |  Registration Deadline: Jan 20  

March 5, 2022  |  Registration Deadline: Mar 2  

May 14, 2022 (IN-PERSON) |  Registration Deadline: May 8 

 

Location: Santa Clara University Recital Hall

Time: Varies depending on date

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?  Please contact the Chair, Irena Talyansky.

 

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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:

May 22, 2022 (Sun) at 4 PM  |  Registration Deadline: May 15

NOTE: TIME CHANGE

Location: Opus11 School of Music (map)

RegistrationEmerging Performers Recital Registration

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

Questions?  Please contact the Chair, Irena Talyansky.

 

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:

  • October 31, 2021 (Sun)  |  Registration Deadline: Oct 22

  • March 13, 2022 (Sun) |  Registration Deadline: March 7

Time: 11 am

Location: Opus11 School of Music

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

RegistrationAdult Recital Registration

 

Questions?  Please contact the Chair, Julie Poklewski.

 

 

Musical Corner for All

Musical Corner for All is a series of short lectures about classical music, with a special theme for each session. Program will be accompanied by recordings of great performers, of both instrumental and orchestral works. Topics will include composers and their time, style and interpretation.

The goal of this program is to help everyone to listen, understand and enjoy the music.

These will be held on Sunday evenings.

 

Dates:

  • August 29, 2021           Summer Nights - Hector Berlioz

  • October 24, 2021        Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) Suite - Maurice Ravel

  • April 24, 2022                Children's Games - Georges Bizet

  • June 5, 2022                   Dolly Suite - Gabriel Fauré

Time: 6:00-7:30 PM 

Location: Online on Zoom

Fee: FREE

Questions?  Please contact the Chair, Irena Talyansky.

 

 

MusicIN Evaluations & Artist Competition

The MusicIN Evaluation Program and Artist Competition are NEW programs for 2022!

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 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 23, 2022 (Sat)  |  Registration Deadline: April 9

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?  Please contact the Chair, Grant Kondo.

 

 

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

 

Location: TBD

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

The State Finals will be held March 19, 2022.

 

Questions?  Please contact the Honors Competition Chairs, Vicky Wang and Yu-Ting Huang.

 

 

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

 

Location: TBD

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

The State Finals will be held March 19, 2022.

 

Questions?  Please contact the Contemporary Competition Chair, Tingyuan Luo.