Chapter General Meetings & Programming


In 2020-2021, due to the current situation of the pandemic, we will use technology to our advantage to bring you a wide variety of programming to bring in presenters and attendees not normally possible!

September 24-25, 2020  ★  CAPMT SCV 2020-2021 KICK-OFF

September 24 (Thu)

10:00 - 11:15 AM

Official CAPMT SCV Kick-Off Meeting     


  • Introduction to Student & Teacher Programs

  • Presentation by clarinetist Ginger Kroft

    • Flexible Dimensions: Online Platforms to Enhance & Manage Your Teaching Studio Resources

      • Enhance your students’ education and streamline your administrative time with customizable, online learning platforms

  • Mini-Recital featuring Teacher Performances

    • Tingyuan Luo performs Tan Dun

    • Felip Walker performs Jazz Standard

    • Dr. Namik Sultanov performs Rachmaninoff​

    • Solmaaz Adeli and Julie Poklewski perform Gershwin

September 25 (Fri)  

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Special LIVE Interview with Michael Tilson Thomas
Celebrating MTT's 25-Year Tenure as Conductor of the San Francisco Symphony

The legendary Michael Tilson Thomas will share a special message for CAPMT Teachers and Students, followed by a Q&A with pre-submitted questions from CAPMT members.  


Hosted by CAPMT State President, Wendi Kirby, and CAPMT VP Membership, Grant Kondo.

November 4, 2020 (Wed)  |  10 AM

Ethnomusicology as Pathway to Knowing Music as Pan-Human Cultural Expression

Guest Speaker: Dr. Patricia Shehan Campbell

University of Washington - Chair of Music Education and Professor in Ethnomusicology

Session Description: Ethnomusicology has opened wide our ears and eyes to music as a critical component of human life everywhere in the world. It is a field that straddles the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences, and that provides us with opportunities to understand music as well as culture, and to know music as sound, behavior, and meaning. It embraces anthropological approaches to the study of music as a reflection of the people who make it, whether in Ireland or India, Germany or Japan, Bali or Brazil, or in Yakama or Yoruba cultures.  This session offers thoughts on music as a global reality, a phenomenon with both cognitive universals and culturally distinctive and genre-specific components.  For teaching musicians (and all musicians who take seriously music as a pan-human expression), attention will be drawn to ways in which ethnomusicology calls for our engagement in music of “the West and the rest” of the world, so that we (and our students) might arrive at an understanding and valuing of music for its logic, intent, and beauty.

Speaker Bio: Patricia Shehan Campbell is Donald E. Peterson Professor of Music at the University of Washington, where she teaches courses at the interface of education and ethnomusicology. She has lectured internationally on the pedagogy of world music and children’s musical cultures, across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and parts of Africa and Australia/New Zealand. She is the author of Music, Education, and Diversity: Bridging Cultures and Communities (2018), Teaching Music Globally (2004), Songs in Their Heads (1998, 2010), editor of the seven-volume series on World Music Pedagogy, and co-editor of Global Music Cultures (2020) and the 28-volume Global Music Series. Campbell is recipient of the 2012 Taiji Award and the 2017 Koizumi Prize for work on the preservation of traditional music through educational practice. Board member of the Association for Cultural Equity, she is educational consultant and past board chair for Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

Guest Performances

John Chiang performs on Erhu

Ke Guo performs Sephardic music

December 12, 2020 (Sat)  |  7 PM

Four Arts Concert - A Tribute to Forrest Kinney

Student Performances & Teacher Performances

February 21, 2021 (Sat)  |  Afternoon (exact time TBA)

Composers Day

Student Composer Masterclass with Melody Bober

Composer Highlights with New Arts Collaboration

Apr 2021  (Date and Time TBA)

Perspectives on the Intersection of Jazz and Classical

Guest Speaker: Dr. Aaron Lington 

(San José State University - Coordinator of Jazz Studies)

Questions?  Please contact our Vice President & Program Chair, Grant Kondo.


Pedagogy & Play

Pedagogy & Play is an informal monthly setting for teachers to discuss various pedagogical topics, and also a chance to perform for each other (optional)!  These are held on the first Friday of each month.   We have also hosted nationally-renowned pedagogues in the past, such as Dennis Alexander, Forrest Kinney, and Peter Mack.


Each month will focus on a different pedagogy topic.

Dates (Fridays)

  • September 4, 2020  |  Music Subscription Services (Register by Sept 3)

  • October 2, 2020  |  Inclusion in the Studio

  • November 6, 2020  |  Teacher Professional Development

  • December 4, 2020

  • February 5, 2021

  • March 5, 2021

  • April 2, 2021

  • May 7, 2021

  • June 4, 2021



9:30 AM - Meet & Greet

10:00 AM - Program Begins

Location: Virtual on Zoom


It is fun and it is a great way to join!  If you are interested in attending, please RSVP with Yvonne Reddy,

our Pedagogy & Play Chair at .


Open Board Meetings

Our Board Meetings are held approximately once a month, and are open to all members!  So if you are interested in getting more involved, passionate about a certain project, or just curious to see what goes on, feel free to stop by!  They are held on Fridays at a Board Member's home.  Contact the President below to get information about the specific location.


Dates (Mondays):

  • Aug 17, 2020

  • Sept 14, 2020

  • Oct 19, 2020

  • Jan 11, 2021

  • Mar 22, 2021

  • May 17, 2021

Time: 10 AM - 12 PM

Location: Rotating Board Members' Homes

Questions?  Please contact our President, Amy Bhatnagar.


Young Professionals on Stage

Young Professionals on Stage is a way for young or new to teaching teachers to perform high-level repertoire in a professional setting.  Great way to keep up your chops, hear your fellow colleagues, and invite and inspire your students!


  • TBD 2021

Questions?  Please contact the YPLN Chair, Tingyuan Luo.


SCV Socials

Sometimes we just need a chance to unwind!  Also a friendly chance to meet with other teachers and enjoy each other's company.



Questions or suggestions?  Please contact the Chair, Yvonne Reddy.


CAPMT State Conference

The State Conference alternates between Northern California and Southern California each year.


This year the Conference will be held

Dates: October9-10, 2020

Location: Live on Zoom

Featured Artist: Anderson & Roe


More information and registration can be found here: CAPMT State Conference


MTNA National Conference

As an affiliate of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), CAPMT members are invited

to the annual MTNA Conference, featuring 2,000+ attendees and 5 days packed with

lectures, masterclasses, a bustling Exhibit Hall, receptions, and more!

This year the Conference will be held

Dates: March 13-17, 2021

Location: Atlanta, GA

More information can be found here: MTNA National Conference

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