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California Association of Professional Music Teachers 

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Message from the President

Hello CAPMT Members,

Welcome to the online home for CAPMT (California Association of Professional Music Teachers), the MTNA affiliate in California. You will find important information about membership and student programs on this website. Please remember to renew your membership in MTNA & CAPMT. The CAPMT board encourages new members to engage in local and state events. We also seek to grow the membership of those specializing in orchestral instruments, voice, and composition.

Thank you for electing me to be the CAPMT President for the 2023-2025 term. I am humbled and gratified by your support, and I hope to meet many of you during the next two years. Thank you to the 2023-2025 Executive Board, District Directors, and Event Chairs, who are volunteering time and energy for a successful CAPMT organization. I look forward to working with this exceptional team.

Mona Wu DeCesare has been an outstanding CAPMT president and mentor during her 2021- 2023 term! She is an inspirational leader who has guided each member of the board as well as event chairs. We are grateful that Mona continues to serve as the Immediate Past President. Thank you to all board members, district directors, event chairs, and chapter presidents stepping down from service. The current CAPMT board is grateful for your leadership and devotion.

Besides an exciting 2023 Conference at Santa Clara University on October 27 and 28, many state and local events are available in the coming year. This website is updated throughout the year to keep you informed, but you may also visit your local CAPMT branch website for additional information.

Have a joyful, active year in CAPMT! Mitzi Kolar, President

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MTNA State Affiliate of the Year Award

CAPMT is proud to be a co-recipient of the the 2020 MTNA State Affiliate of the Year Award, with North Carolina.

Get CertifiedMTNA Certification Process

The MTNA Professional Certification Program exists to improve the level of professionalism within the field of music teaching. It benefits the members of the profession itself, as well as the public who interacts with the professional. For the music teaching professional, certification provides prestige, recognition and the potential for student recruitment and increased earning power. For the public, certification helps readily identify competent music teachers in their communities.

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2024 CAPMT State Conference

October 19-20, 2024


In-person at the California State University Long Beach, Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Registration and more details coming soon!!

Application for Sponsors and Exhibitors

Hotel information coming soon!!

Guest Artist: Jeremy Siskind

Jazz Pianist-Composer

Commissioned Composer

Vera Ivanova

See our Conference page at the link below for more details!

CAPMT 2024 Conference

Kathryn Hull,

2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

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