PIANO and ENSEMBLE FESTIVALS

At the local level, CAPMT sponsors competitions and auditions in both solo and ensemble performance. In the competitive events, students receiving the highest ratings are invited to perform and/or compete at the State Conference. The competitive events are the Bartók and Contemporary Music Festival, the Concerto Competition, and Honors Auditions. Students entering the Piano Auditions or the Ensemble Auditions receive a numerical rating. Written performance reviews are done on a regular basis.

ASSESSMENTS

At the local level, CAPMT sponsors assessments which are non-competitive. Held yearly in the spring, Students are evaluated in areas of music theory, sight-reading, and performance.

RECITALS

District-wide recitals are held twice a year, usually in February and May.

MASTER CLASSES

Masterclasses provide a means for students to perform and gain instruction from a master teacher. Everyone in attendance, whether performing or listening, gains great advice and helpful suggestions to improve their own playing.

MEMBERSHIP

Meetings are held throughout the school year. There is usually a short business meeting followed by a program such as speakers, clinicians, performances, master classes, etc.

WORKSHOPS

Workshops are occasionally organized as part of community education and outreach.

 

STATE CONFERENCE

CAPMT holds a yearly conference in California, alternating northern California with southern California. The conference features outstanding collaborative performances. Concerto finals, contemporary festivals, and honors finals take place during this conference. Teacher sessions include ways to encourage teachers to grow, composition, leadership skills, and various other workshops.

 

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

MTNA holds a yearly conference in different cities throughout the United States. Conference attendees have the opportunity to network with colleagues from around the globe, experience sessions by internationally known pedagogues, and performances by accomplished artists.