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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 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 2-16, 2024. The CAPMT State Finals will be held on a Saturday TBD in March 2025 at Santa Clara University. 

CAPMT Concerto Competition 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.
  • 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.
Repertoire Requirements:
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • 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, 2024.

Application Fees:

$75.00 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 2-16, 2024

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 use your teacher's email address to register.

Please contact your Regional Chair with any questions.

Accompanists are not provided.

CAPMT Liability Waiver

Regional North (Districts 2, 5 & 7)

Chair: Carol Chuang

California State University, Sacramento

Regional South (Districts 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9)

Chair: Dr. Sam Grodin

California State University, Long Beach

Gerald R. Daniel Recital Hall