CAPMT Concerto Competition

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 age 9 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.  Regional winners will compete in the State Finals virtually on Acceptd with video submissions due by Saturday, March 19, 2022 by 6pm PT. 

CAPMT Student Program Guidelines

  • 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.

  • 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.

CAPMT Student Programs: Music Rules

    • Entrants will abide by all U.S. Copyright Laws and, when applicable, have permission to use all music given to judges and accompanists during all phases of the auditions/evaluations/competitions.

    • All measures must be numbered at the beginning of each system.

    • 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.

    CAPMT Concerto Rules and Guidelines:

    • The website will be open to application from: TBD
    • Please read the current CAPMT Student Program Guidelines.  Deviation from these rules may result in disqualification.
    • Previous first place State Concerto Competition winners may NOT compete again in the same age category in succeeding competitions.
    • Performers will be stopped if the maximum allotted time is reached; this will not affect the outcome of the competition.
    • There can be no repertoire changes at any point in the competition.

    Repertoire Guidelines:

    • Students will perform one memorized concerto movement (with cadenza if applicable) with a piano accompanist.
    • One movement works are acceptable (e.g. Liszt’s Concerto no. 1 and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue).  Attacca movements are allowed (e.g. 2nd and 3rd movements played attacca).

    Performance Time Limits

    • 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)

    The age determination date is December 31, 2021.

    Application fee is $50.00 for all categories. Application fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.

    Application Fees will only be accepted ONLINE via credit card payment

    Application Fees Surcharge for students of Non-CAPMT Members $20

    Online Application Deadline: TBD

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