CAPMT Honors Competition

Honors Competition is for highly motivated students and highlights the repertoire from Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods.  It is open to piano, string, wind, brass, and voice students from age 9 up to age 26. Winners from each district will compete in the State Finals in the spring.

CAPMT Student Program Guidelines

  • CAPMT members submitting applications for CAPMT Student Programs must have paid State and National dues before the application deadline. Non-CAPMT members are assessed an additional non-member fee. 

  • It is the responsibility of each CAPMT teacher to abide by these Guidelines. 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.

  • Teachers, applicants, parents/guardians may not converse with adjudicators before, during, or after any CAPMT evaluated program with regards to that program.

  • 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. This rule does not apply to non-competitive programs, such as Auditions. 

  • A teacher may enter students in CAPMT Student Programs either (a) in the chapter/district where the student has permanent residence, or (b) in the chapter/district where instruction takes place.

  • Use only the current application form for each CAPMT Student Program; all others are ineligible.

  • For competitive programs, repertoire listed on the application form is to be used at all levels, Chapter (if applicable), District, and State Finals, of the competition. 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. 

    • Entrants will examine their music to make sure it corresponds exactly to repertoire listed on Application form.

    • Photocopies: Music Release Forms will no longer be required at all levels of the auditions/evaluations/competitions. Before starting the application process, all entrants have agreed to abide by U.S. Copyright Laws. Entrants have stated that they have the right to use whatever music is presented at all levels of the auditions/evaluations/competitions.

    • Scores purchased online and downloaded/printed must be accompanied by a receipt.

    • Public Domain scores downloaded/printed must be accompanied by a printout of the URL.

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

    • Names and/or identifying information do NOT need to be covered on music.

    • 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.


    • Students will perform one original memorized work (No concerti or works for solo instrument and orchestra) from either Baroque or Classical Periods AND one original memorized work (No concerti or works for solo instrument and orchestra) from either the Romantic/Impressionist or Contemporary periods in the allotted time.

    • Please consider the time limits  when choosing your program. Judges may stop the performance of a piece or request the student to begin at another section of the program if the program exceeds the time limit.  If the program exceeds the maximum time, the students will be stopped. This will not affect the outcome of the competition.

    • Students and accompanists must provide original score of music to the judges.  Photocopied music will result in automatic disqualification. Accompanists may use a few photocopied pages along with the original score only to facilitate page turning.  

    • 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)


    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: December 20, 2019, 11:59 PM PT


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      • 19 Jan 2020
      • Steinway Piano Gallery, Los Altos
      Register

      2020 CAPMT Honors Competition District 2

      Honors Competition is for highly motivated students and highlights the repertoire from Baroque, Classical, Romantic/Impressionistic and Contemporary periods.  It is open to piano, string, wind, brass, and voice students from age 9 up to age 26. Winners from each district will compete in the State Finals on Saturday, 4/18/2020 at San Francisco State University.

      Honors Competition Repertoire Guidelines:

      1.  Students will perform one original memorized work (NO CONCERTI OR NO WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT AND ORCHESTRA) from either Baroque or Classical Periods AND one original memorized work (NO CONCERTI OR WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT AND ORCHESTRA) from either the Romantic/Impressionist or Contemporary periods in the allotted time.

      2. Please consider the time limits  when choosing your program. Judges may stop the performance of a piece or request the student to begin at another section of the program if the program exceeds the time limit.  If the program exceeds the maximum time, the students will be stopped. This will not affect the outcome of the competition.

      3.  Students and accompanists must provide original score of music to the judges.  Photocopied music will result in automatic disqualification. Accompanists may use a few photocopied pages along with the original score only to facilitate page turning.  

      Category,  Performance Time Limits, & Application Fees

      Performance Time Limits

      1. Category A:  age 9 and under (10 minutes)

      2. Category B:   age 10 - 12 (10 minutes)

      3. Category C:  age 13 - 15 (12 minutes)

      4. Category D:  age 16 - 18 (15 minutes)

      5. Category E:  age 19 - 26 (15 minutes)

      Application Fees

      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: December 20, 2019, 11:59 PM PST


      • 26 Jan 2020
      • Los Angeles Harbor College
      Register

      2020 CAPMT Honors Competition District 3

      Honors Competition is for highly motivated students and highlights the repertoire from Baroque, Classical, Romantic/Impressionistic and Contemporary periods.  It is open to piano, string, wind, brass, and voice students from age 9 up to age 26. Winners from each district will compete in the State Finals on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at San Francisco State University.

      Honors Competition Repertoire Guidelines:

      1.  Students will perform one original memorized work (NO CONCERTI OR NO WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT AND ORCHESTRA) from either Baroque or Classical Periods AND one original memorized work (NO CONCERTI OR WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT AND ORCHESTRA) from either the Romantic/Impressionist or Contemporary periods in the allotted time.

      2. Please consider the time limits  when choosing your program. Judges may stop the performance of a piece or request the student to begin at another section of the program if the program exceeds the time limit.  If the program exceeds the maximum time, the students will be stopped. This will not affect the outcome of the competition.

      3.  Students and accompanists must provide original score of music to the judges.  Photocopied music will result in automatic disqualification. Accompanists may use a few photocopied pages along with the original score only to facilitate page turning.  

      Category,  Performance Time Limits, & Application Fees

      Performance Time Limits

      1. Category A:  age 9 and under (10 minutes)

      2. Category B:   age 10 - 12 (10 minutes)

      3. Category C:  age 13 - 15 (12 minutes)

      4. Category D:  age 16 - 18 (15 minutes)

      5. Category E:  age 19 - 26 (15 minutes)

      Application Fees

      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: December 20, 2019, 11:59 PM PST


      • 1 Feb 2020
      • First United Methodist Church of Pasadena
      Register

      2020 CAPMT Honors Competition District 9

      Honors Competition is for highly motivated students and highlights the repertoire from Baroque, Classical, Romantic/Impressionistic and Contemporary periods.  It is open to piano, string, wind, brass, and voice students from age 9 up to age 26. Winners from each district will compete in the State Finals on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at San Francisco State University.

      Honors Competition Repertoire Guidelines:

      1.  Students will perform one original memorized work (NO CONCERTI OR NO WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT AND ORCHESTRA) from either Baroque or Classical Periods AND one original memorized work (NO CONCERTI OR WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT AND ORCHESTRA) from either the Romantic/Impressionist or Contemporary periods in the allotted time.

      2. Please consider the time limits  when choosing your program. Judges may stop the performance of a piece or request the student to begin at another section of the program if the program exceeds the time limit.  If the program exceeds the maximum time, the students will be stopped. This will not affect the outcome of the competition.

      3.  Students and accompanists must provide original score of music to the judges.  Photocopied music will result in automatic disqualification. Accompanists may use a few photocopied pages along with the original score only to facilitate page turning.  

      Category,  Performance Time Limits, & Application Fees

      Performance Time Limits

      1. Category A:  age 9 and under (10 minutes)

      2. Category B:   age 10 - 12 (10 minutes)

      3. Category C:  age 13 - 15 (12 minutes)

      4. Category D:  age 16 - 18 (15 minutes)

      5. Category E:  age 19 - 26 (15 minutes)

      Application Fees

      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: December 20, 2019, 11:59 PM PST


      • 1 Feb 2020
      • Saint John's Lutheran Church, Arroyo Grande
      Register

      2020 CAPMT Honors Competition District 6

      Honors Competition is for highly motivated students and highlights the repertoire from Baroque, Classical, Romantic/Impressionistic and Contemporary periods.  It is open to piano, string, wind, brass, and voice students from age 9 up to age 26. Winners from each district will compete in the State Finals on Saturday, 4/18/2020 at San Francisco State University.

      Honors Competition Repertoire Guidelines:

      1.  Students will perform one original memorized work (NO CONCERTI OR NO WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT AND ORCHESTRA) from either Baroque or Classical Periods AND one original memorized work (NO CONCERTI OR WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT AND ORCHESTRA) from either the Romantic/Impressionist or Contemporary periods in the allotted time.

      2. Please consider the time limits  when choosing your program. Judges may stop the performance of a piece or request the student to begin at another section of the program if the program exceeds the time limit.  If the program exceeds the maximum time, the students will be stopped. This will not affect the outcome of the competition.

      3.  Students and accompanists must provide original score of music to the judges.  Photocopied music will result in automatic disqualification. Accompanists may use a few photocopied pages along with the original score only to facilitate page turning.  

      Category,  Performance Time Limits, & Application Fees

      Performance Time Limits

      1. Category A:  age 9 and under (10 minutes)

      2. Category B:   age 10 - 12 (10 minutes)

      3. Category C:  age 13 - 15 (12 minutes)

      4. Category D:  age 16 - 18 (15 minutes)

      5. Category E:  age 19 - 26 (15 minutes)

      Application Fees

      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: December 20, 2019, 11:59 PM PST


      • 15 Feb 2020
      • Museum of Making Music 5790 Armada Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008
      Register

      2020 CAPMT Honors Competition District 1

      Honors Competition is for highly motivated students and highlights the repertoire from Baroque, Classical, Romantic/Impressionistic and Contemporary periods.  It is open to piano, string, wind, brass, and voice students from age 9 up to age 26. Winners from each district will compete in the State Finals on Saturday 4/18/2020 at San Francisco State University.

      Honors Competition Repertoire Guidelines:

      1.  Students will perform one original memorized work (NO CONCERTI OR NO WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT AND ORCHESTRA) from either Baroque or Classical Periods AND one original memorized work (NO CONCERTI OR WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT AND ORCHESTRA) from either the Romantic/Impressionist or Contemporary periods in the allotted time.

      2. Please consider the time limits  when choosing your program. Judges may stop the performance of a piece or request the student to begin at another section of the program if the program exceeds the time limit.  If the program exceeds the maximum time, the students will be stopped. This will not affect the outcome of the competition.

      3.  Students and accompanists must provide original score of music to the judges.  Photocopied music will result in automatic disqualification. Accompanists may use a few photocopied pages along with the original score only to facilitate page turning.  

      Category,  Performance Time Limits, & Application Fees

      Performance Time Limits

      1. Category A:  age 9 and under (10 minutes)

      2. Category B:   age 10 - 12 (10 minutes)

      3. Category C:  age 13 - 15 (12 minutes)

      4. Category D:  age 16 - 18 (15 minutes)

      5. Category E:  age 19 - 26 (15 minutes)

      Application Fees

      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: December 20, 2019, 11:59 PM PST


      • 16 Feb 2020
      • Music Planet Studio
      Register

      2020 CAPMT Honors Competition District 4

      Honors Competition is for highly motivated students and highlights the repertoire from Baroque, Classical, Romantic/Impressionistic and Contemporary periods.  It is open to piano, string, wind, brass, and voice students from age 9 up to age 26. Winners from each district will compete in the State Finals on Saturday, 4/18/2020 at San Francisco State University.

      Honors Competition Repertoire Guidelines:

      1.  Students will perform one original memorized work (NO CONCERTI OR NO WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT AND ORCHESTRA) from either Baroque or Classical Periods AND one original memorized work (NO CONCERTI OR WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT AND ORCHESTRA) from either the Romantic/Impressionist or Contemporary periods in the allotted time.

      2. Please consider the time limits  when choosing your program. Judges may stop the performance of a piece or request the student to begin at another section of the program if the program exceeds the time limit.  If the program exceeds the maximum time, the students will be stopped. This will not affect the outcome of the competition.

      3.  Students and accompanists must provide original score of music to the judges.  Photocopied music will result in automatic disqualification. Accompanists may use a few photocopied pages along with the original score only to facilitate page turning.  

      Category,  Performance Time Limits, & Application Fees

      Performance Time Limits

      1. Category A:  age 9 and under (10 minutes)

      2. Category B:   age 10 - 12 (10 minutes)

      3. Category C:  age 13 - 15 (12 minutes)

      4. Category D:  age 16 - 18 (15 minutes)

      5. Category E:  age 19 - 26 (15 minutes)

      Application Fees

      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: December 20, 2019, 11:59 PM PST


      • 28 Feb 2020
      • Santa Rosa Junior College
      Register

      2020 CAPMT Honors Competition District 7

      Honors Competition is for highly motivated students and highlights the repertoire from Baroque, Classical, Romantic/Impressionistic and Contemporary periods.  It is open to piano, string, wind, brass, and voice students from age 9 up to age 26. Winners from each district will compete in the State Finals on Saturday, 4/18/2020 at San Francisco State University.

      Honors Competition Repertoire Guidelines:

      1.  Students will perform one original memorized work (NO CONCERTI OR NO WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT AND ORCHESTRA) from either Baroque or Classical Periods AND one original memorized work (NO CONCERTI OR WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT AND ORCHESTRA) from either the Romantic/Impressionist or Contemporary periods in the allotted time.

      2. Please consider the time limits  when choosing your program. Judges may stop the performance of a piece or request the student to begin at another section of the program if the program exceeds the time limit.  If the program exceeds the maximum time, the students will be stopped. This will not affect the outcome of the competition.

      3.  Students and accompanists must provide original score of music to the judges.  Photocopied music will result in automatic disqualification. Accompanists may use a few photocopied pages along with the original score only to facilitate page turning.  

      Category,  Performance Time Limits, & Application Fees

      Performance Time Limits

      1. Category A:  age 9 and under (10 minutes)

      2. Category B:   age 10 - 12 (10 minutes)

      3. Category C:  age 13 - 15 (12 minutes)

      4. Category D:  age 16 - 18 (15 minutes)

      5. Category E:  age 19 - 26 (15 minutes)

      Application Fees

      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: December 20, 2019, 11:59 PM PST


      • 1 Mar 2020
      • Joy's School of Music 7391 Warner Ave. Unit F, Huntington Beach
      Register

      2020 CAPMT Honors Competition District 8

      Honors Competition is for highly motivated students and highlights the repertoire from Baroque, Classical, Romantic/Impressionistic and Contemporary periods.  It is open to piano, string, wind, brass, and voice students from age 9 up to age 26. Winners from each district will compete in the State Finals on Saturday, 4/18/2020 at San Francisco State University.

      Honors Competition Repertoire Guidelines:

      1.  Students will perform one original memorized work (NO CONCERTI OR NO WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT AND ORCHESTRA) from either Baroque or Classical Periods AND one original memorized work (NO CONCERTI OR WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT AND ORCHESTRA) from either the Romantic/Impressionist or Contemporary periods in the allotted time.

      2. Please consider the time limits  when choosing your program. Judges may stop the performance of a piece or request the student to begin at another section of the program if the program exceeds the time limit.  If the program exceeds the maximum time, the students will be stopped. This will not affect the outcome of the competition.

      3.  Students and accompanists must provide original score of music to the judges.  Photocopied music will result in automatic disqualification. Accompanists may use a few photocopied pages along with the original score only to facilitate page turning.  

      Category,  Performance Time Limits, & Application Fees

      Performance Time Limits

      1. Category A:  age 9 and under (10 minutes)

      2. Category B:   age 10 - 12 (10 minutes)

      3. Category C:  age 13 - 15 (12 minutes)

      4. Category D:  age 16 - 18 (15 minutes)

      5. Category E:  age 19 - 26 (15 minutes)

      Application Fees

      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: December 20, 2019, 11:59 PM PST


      • 7 Mar 2020
      • Fresno City College
      Register

      2020 CAPMT Honors Competition District 5

      Honors Competition is for highly motivated students and highlights the repertoire from Baroque, Classical, Romantic/Impressionistic and Contemporary periods.  It is open to piano, string, wind, brass, and voice students from age 9 up to age 26. Winners from each district will compete in the State Finals on Saturday, 4/18/2020 at San Francisco State University.

      Honors Competition Repertoire Guidelines:

      1.  Students will perform one original memorized work (NO CONCERTI OR NO WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT AND ORCHESTRA) from either Baroque or Classical Periods AND one original memorized work (NO CONCERTI OR WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT AND ORCHESTRA) from either the Romantic/Impressionist or Contemporary periods in the allotted time.

      2. Please consider the time limits  when choosing your program. Judges may stop the performance of a piece or request the student to begin at another section of the program if the program exceeds the time limit.  If the program exceeds the maximum time, the students will be stopped. This will not affect the outcome of the competition.

      3.  Students and accompanists must provide original score of music to the judges.  Photocopied music will result in automatic disqualification. Accompanists may use a few photocopied pages along with the original score only to facilitate page turning.  

      Category,  Performance Time Limits, & Application Fees

      Performance Time Limits

      1. Category A:  age 9 and under (10 minutes)

      2. Category B:   age 10 - 12 (10 minutes)

      3. Category C:  age 13 - 15 (12 minutes)

      4. Category D:  age 16 - 18 (15 minutes)

      5. Category E:  age 19 - 26 (15 minutes)

      Application Fees

      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: December 20, 2019, 11:59 PM PST