CAPMT 2021 State Conference

Friday, October 15 - Saturday, October 16

California State University, Fresno

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Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee

Guest Artists

Presented in association with the Philip Lorenz International Keyboard Concerts

Antoinette Perry

Lifetime Achievement Winner

Amy Stephens

Commissioned Composer

YPLN Young Professionals on Stage Recital


Friday, October 15

12:00pm - 3:00pm (Conference Room, M 135)

CAPMT Executive Board Meeting

12:00pm - 7:00pm (Foyer, M 11)


3:20pm - 3:50pm (Wahlberg Recital Hall, M 183)

Mona DeCesare, NCTM, President

Dr. Michael Krikorian, VP Conferences

Welcome - Recovery & Renewal: Music Moving Forward

4:00pm - 4:30pm (Wahlberg Recital Hall, M 183)

Antoinette Perry, Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Lessons I've Learned

4:40pm - 5:30pm (Wahlberg Recital Hall, M 183)

Carrie Campbell and Dr. Stephen Pierce

Integrating the RCM Theory Program into Private Music Lessons

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Dinner break

7:30pm - 9:30pm (Concert Hall, M 126)

Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee Recital, in partnership with the Philip Lorenz International Keyboard Concerts. Click here for the program and more info. Please note: This recital will only be accessible to those attending in person.

Saturday, October 16

8:00am - 7:00pm (Foyer, M 11)


8:00am - 8:30am (Foyer, M11)

Exhibitor and Poster Session Setup

Coffee and Pastries


Bookmark Music

Featured Posters

Dr. Arsen Jamkotchian: An Introduction to Arno Babajanyan: Polystylism in his Music and its Pedagogical Applications

Dr. Peter Klimo: The Linguistic Link: Understanding the Influence of the Hungarian Language in the Music of Béla Bartók

Mijung An: A New Music Education Trend in South Korea

8:30am - 8:50pm (Concert Hall, M 126)

President's Welcome: Mona DeCesare, NCTM

9:00am - 11:00am (Concert Hall, M 126)

Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee


11:15am - 11:35am (Concert Hall, M 126)

Dr. Joshua Tan

Recording 101: The Basics and How it Can Transform your Teaching Studio

11:40am - 12:00pm (Concert Hall, M 126)

Dr. Eloise Kim, Evelyn Lee, and Tracy Wong (members of the USC MTNA Collegiate Chapter)

Navigating the Pandemic World as a Music Educator: Strategies for Hybrid Teaching

12:05pm - 12:25pm (Concert Hall, M 126)

Sun-A Park

Establishing a Teaching Career in the US as a Korean Immigrant

12:30pm - 12:50pm (Concert Hall, M 126)

Dr. Arsen Jamkotchian and Dr. Peter Klimo

Overcoming Hurdles to Modern Music: How Teachers can Guide Students out of the Museum

1:00pm - 2:45pm

Lunch Break

2:45pm - 3:15pm (Concert Hall, M 126)

Dr. Sonya Schumann

Keys to Inclusion: Reimagining the Piano Canon

3:30pm - 4:00pm (Concert Hall, M 126)

Barbie Wong

Engaging Parents for Student Success

4:15pm - 4:45pm (Concert Hall, M 126)

Gail Lew and Dr. Omri Shimron

Exploring Teaching Possibilities Using New Contemporary Music

5:00pm - 7:30pm

Dinner break

7:30pm - 9:30pm (Concert Hall, M 126)

Gala Recital and Awards Ceremony, featuring:

Amy Stephens, Commissioned Composer


Covid-19 Safety Protocols

We care deeply about the health and safety of all our members, as well as that of Fresno State faculty, students, and staff. To ensure the safety of all conference attendees, and in compliance with recently updated COVID-19 safety procedures at Fresno State, all guests attending the conference in person must be prepared to show proof of full vaccination OR a negative COVID test dated within 72 hours of arrival on campus. Additionally, guests coming on campus will need to complete Fresno State's brief daily screening survey at the link below as well as a separate CAPMT liability waiver which will be emailed to each attendee. The Department of Music at Fresno State requires guests attending events on campus to be fully-masked while indoors.

Fresno State Daily Screening Survey

CAPMT Liability Waiver

Conference Map and Parking Info

Fresno State Department of Music

2380 E. Keats Ave & N. Maple Ave.

Fresno, CA 93740

P1 and P31 are the parking lots nearest to the Music Building. Only lot P1 will be open to visitors on Friday, and a parking permit must be purchased for $5.00 from any of the Daily Parking Permit Dispensers labeled on the map above. Parking will be relaxed on all lots for the duration of the Conference on Saturday, so no permit will be required. However, lot P1 may be affected on Saturday evening from 5:00PM due to an event nearby at the Save Mart Center. P31 should remain unaffected. Turning into campus onto Maple Ave. from Shaw Ave. will be the easiest way to access lot P1. Turning onto Barton Ave. from Shaw will be the easiest way to access lot P31.

Fresno State Parking Info

Hotel & Travel

Book your stay at the Marriott Courtyard Fresno!

140 East Shaw Avenue Fresno, California 93710

CAPMT Reservation Link

Stay, Relax, and Mingle!

CAPMT has secured a limited amount of discounted rooms for the 2021 conference attendees at the Courtyard Fresno by Marriott Hotel, 140 East Shaw Ave. Fresno, CA 93710 on October 14th, 15th, and 16, 2021. Please call Marriott Reservations 1(800) 321-2211 or (559) 221-6000 on or before September 24, 201 and ask for the California Association of Professional Music Teachers group discount. To book the Hotel Block discount rate of $109/$129 night and includes breakfast. Discounted hotel reservations close on September 24, 2021 or whenever the block fills up, so reserve early!

Courtyard Maps and Transportation

Local Attractions

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