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CAPMT 2022 State Conference

A Beat Ahead: Supporting Creativity and Collaboration

Friday, October 21 - Saturday, October 22

Cerritos College Performing Arts Center

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Nahre Sol

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

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

Commissioned Composer

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 (Fine Arts Building Conference Room, adjacent to PAC)

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)

Dr. Martha Baker-Jordan, Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Music Teachers I've Tolerated, Music Pedagogues I've Loved! 

4:30pm - 5:30pm (Recital Hall)

Catherine Karoly

Orchestral Solos in the Flute Repertoire: Performance and Pedagogy

5:30pm - 6:00pm

Pastries in the Foyer

6:00pm - 7:30pm (Recital Hall)

Nahre Sol

Musical Dialogues

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


Bookmark Music

The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM)

Featured Posters

Doris Chen and Yinlin Ma (Members of the CSULB Collegiate Chapter): Balancing Priorities as a Student-Teacher/Older Student

Recital Hall

Choir Room


President's Welcome: Mona DeCesare, NCTM



Ron Anderson, Commissioned Composer

Composition Masterclass



Dr. Andrew Maz

The Technology Enabled Music Student


Ginny Atherton

Warm-up from the Heart




1:00pm–2:30pm Lunch Break

Recital Hall

Choir Room


Amy Stephens

It's All in the Elbows: Gross Motor Solutions for Small Motor Problems at the Piano


Fresno City College Collegiate Chapter

Our Track Records Speak: What We've Learned from New Recording Technology 


Dr. Jacqueline Petitto

Sister Power! Solo Piano Works by Nadia and Lili Boulanger


Jenny Soonjin Kim

A Period Instrument for Today: What Can We Learn from the Fortepiano 


Dr. Eloise Kim

Isang Yung: South Korean-German Composer

The Integration of East-Asian Philosophies and Korean Traditional Music in his Work for Solo Piano, "Shao Yang Yin"


Michael Hill

The Bernstein Birds: Programmatic Pieces for the Intermediate Student 


Dr. Stephen Pierce

Exploring the Celebration Series®, Sixth Edition and Piano Syllabus, 2022 Edition



John Hord

Why Did Impressionism Occur? 


5:00pm–5:50pm (Music Technology Lab)

Dr. Andrew Maz

Hands-on Music Tech  Demo


Gail Lew and Tom Gerou

Developing Technique & Exploring Teaching Possibilities Using New Music


Michael Preddy and Friends 

Gillock Jazz Styles Come Alive

7:30pm–9:30pm (Student Center)

CAPMT Conference Banquet


Awards Ceremony

General Election

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 must be purchased online on the day you plan to arrive on campus. Visitors are allowed to park in any white-lined student stall. A daily parking permit can be purchased here:

More information about Cerritos College and the Performing Arts Center can be found here:

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:

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. 

CAPMT Conference  Hotel -  The Cerritos Sheraton

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!

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