Piano Auditions and Ensemble Auditions are non-competitive, welcoming programs designed to encourage and motivate students of all ages. For many teachers and students, this is their favorite event of the year! Repertoire is performed in an audition, recital, or festival setting, depending on the District/Chapter. Students are given constructive comments, along with a rating from 1-5. Students receiving a "5" are invited, but not required, to perform at the CAPMT Northern or Southern Festivals.
As conditions are improving, we are excited to announce the return to in-person Auditions this year!
We also encourage more performance of non-Classical music. Piano Auditions is a non-competitive program. All applicants will still be required to learn one solo according to the repertoire list. The second piece selection can be virtually anything. Therefore, we highly encourage the use of composer's music who hail from anywhere and everywhere: living composers, female composers, composers of color, improvisations, arrangements, movie scores, video game music, anime themes, jazz, and more.
Duets and concerti on the repertoire list are still being accepted for 2021, but performers who are not able to perform a duet (due to social distancing or similar concerns) are permitted to perform a non-memorized solo including but not limited to a female or BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) composer. Click here for a list of suggested repertoire.
CAPMT Piano and Ensemble Auditions Committee