Nahre Sol performs, composes and teaches an eclectic mixture of music and runs a notable series of videos on Youtube about music theory, harmony, practicing, and composition. She holds degrees from The Juilliard School and The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and has studied in Paris under the tutelage of Gabriel Tacchino and Narcis Bonet, pupils of Francis Poulenc and Nadia Boulanger. Nahre's music has been premiered by artists and ensembles such as Ema Nikolovska, Kunal Lahiry, The Happenstancers, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Michael Hey, Julian Martin, and has been featured in the soundtrack of Boss Baby II and video game DEEMO II.
Catherine Karoly (flute) joined the LA Philharmonic as Second Flutist in 1996 and assumed the position of Associate Principal Flutist in 2011. In 2021, she was hired as Adjunct Flute Instructor and head of flute studies at USC Thornton School of Music. Catherine frequently performs chamber music in Los Angeles. She has posted several performance and tutorial videos on her youtube channel.
Dr. Martha (Marty) Baker-Jordan
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Dr. Martha Baker-Jordan was a Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy atCalifornia State University, Fullerton, for 34 years where she received numerous awards for teaching excellence and where she designed and implemented both Bachelor andMaster’s Degrees in Piano Pedagogy. In addition to many published articles and piano instruction books, she authored "Practical Piano Pedagogy," a 476-page best-selling piano pedagogy text. Marty was a frequent presenter at state, national and international levels and served in many leadership capacities for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy as well as editing the "Proceedings" several times. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy in 2011.
Ron Anderson holds a doctoral degree in Piano Performance, as well as degrees in Opera and Music Composition, and has enjoyed successes in all three endeavors. Dr. Anderson serves on the piano faculty at Chapman University and is active as an adjudicator for competitions and festivals. His compositions for orchestra, choir, chamber ensembles, piano solo, and voice have been received enthusiastically, having won competitions and critical acclaim. Recently, his choral anthem “Wilt Thou Forgive?” was awarded First Prize in the Cerddorion Composers Competition, tied with Bernardino Zanetti of Italy. He is a current winner of the SMP Press composition contest in three categories (Choral, Chamber, and Solo). His compositions and arrangements are published on SMP Press (Sheet Music Plus).
Friday, October 21
12:00pm - 3:00pm (Conference Room)
CAPMT Executive Board Meeting
3:00pm - 7:00pm (PAC Foyer)
Registration and Check-in
3:30pm - 3:40pm (Recital Hall)
Mona DeCesare, NCTM, President
Dr. Michael Krikorian, VP Conferences
Welcome - A Beat Ahead: Supporting Creativity and Collaboration
3:45pm - 4:30pm (Recital Hall)
Martha Baker-Jordan, Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Music Teachers I've Tolerated, Music Pedagogues I've Loved!
4:30pm - 5:30pm (Recital Hall)
5:30pm - 6:00pm
Pastries in the Foyer
6:00pm - 7:30pm (Recital Hall)
Saturday, October 22
8:00am - 7:00pm (Foyer)
Registration and Check-in
8:00am - 8:45am (Foyer)
Exhibitor and Poster Session Setup
Coffee and Pastries
The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM)
Doris Chen and Yinlin Ma (Members of the CSULB Collegiate Chapter): Balancing Priorities as a Student-Teacher/Older Student
1:00pm–2:30pm Lunch Break
7:30pm–9:30pm (Student Center)
CAPMT Conference Banquet
CAPMT State Competition Winners Recital
Commissioned Composer World Premiere
Cerritos College Campus Map and Parking Info
The Cerritos College Performing Arts Center and Student Center are circled on the campus map above in red and purple respectively. For parking, guests will need to purchase a $3 daily parking permit for each day of the conference. Parking permits can be purchased on campus or online. Visitors are allowed to park in any white-lined student stall. Please click on the following link for more details: https://www.cerritos.edu/police/cp-park.htm
More information about Cerritos College and the Performing Arts Center can be found here: https://www.cerritos.edu/theatre/PerformingArtsCenter.htm
COVID-19 Safety Information
Cerritos College requires that visitors complete a health pre-screening questionnaire before entering their facilities. After completing the questionnaire, attendees will be given a wristband upon checking in at the front of the Performing Arts Center. Please note: Cerritos College requires that guests complete the questionnaire no sooner than 4 hours before arriving on campus. This will need to be done for each day of the conference.
To complete the health pre-screening questionnaire, please complete the instructions on the following page: https://www.cerritos.edu/covid-19/5-steps-before-coming-to-campus.htm
Please note: Step 4 on the page above instructs visitors to pick up wristbands from a health screening kiosk, but we will have these available to pick up in the foyer of the PAC.
Book a getaway at our CAPMT Conference Hotel - The Cerritos Sheraton at a special $179 rate, including free parking, free gym, no resort fee, in a newly renovated hotel space! We chose this hotel for its upscale, indoor and outdoor gathering spaces, bar and restaurant, and an on-site Starbucks. Relax and engage with your CAPMT colleagues!