The CAPMT Concerto Competition is for highly motivated students and highlights the concerto repertoire. It is open to piano, strings, winds, brass and voice from ages 9 and under to 26. The Concerto Competition offers a unique opportunity to compete with ONE movement of concerto (with piano accompaniment). Preliminary Regional auditions are held in the North and South. Online applications will be open December 1-15, 2023. The CAPMT State Finals will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at Lyceum Village in Orange County, CA.
TEACHERS: You may NOT register for your students due to liability reasons.
CAPMT membership must be current at the time of application. Non-CAPMT members are assessed an additional $20 non-member fee.
Failure to abide by the Guidelines will result in disqualification of the applicant.
Late applications forms will not be accepted.
Communication regarding any CAPMT Student Program must be between the teacher and the student program chair for that chapter/district. It is inappropriate for a student or parent to contact any CAPMT Board Member.
Decisions of the adjudicators are final.
In competitive programs, the student must have studied with the teacher a minimum of six of the past nine months in all stages of the competitions.
Accompanists are required.
Students may compete (a) in the chapter/district where the student has permanent residence, or (b) in the chapter/district where instruction takes place.
For competitive programs, repertoire listed on the application form is to be used at both District and State Finals levels. No repertoire changes are permitted.
There are no refunds of application fees in the event of non-participation.
Concerto Repertoire Guidelines:
Entrants forfeit consideration for any placement (winner/alternate/honorable mention) but may play for comments only if: 1) All music listed on the application is NOT presented for examination at registration; 2) Entrant is not prepared to perform all music listed on the application.
Time limits for each category:
Category A: age 9 and under (10 minutes)
Category B: age 10 - 12 (10 minutes)
Category C: age 13 - 15 (12 minutes)
Category D: age 16 - 18 (15 minutes)
Category E: age 19 - 26 (15 minutes)
Application fee is $55.00 for all categories (plus any applicable District surcharges). Application fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.
$20 surcharge for students of Non-CAPMT members.
Application fees will only be accepted ONLINE via credit card payment. Registration will be open from December 1-15, 2023. No applications will be accepted past the deadline.
Online Registration: December 1 - December 15, 2023
Click on the corresponding Region below to register.
IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you have registered for the CORRECT Region (North or South).
There are NO REFUNDS for any registration errors. Check with your teacher if you are uncertain.
Please contact your Regional Chair with any questions.
Accompanists are not provided.
Regional North (Districts 2, 5 & 7)
Chair: Carol Chuang
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024
California State University, Sacramento
Regional South (Districts 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9)
Chair: Dr. Sam Grodin
Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024
California State University, Long Beach
Gerald R. Daniel Recital Hall