CAPMT Honors Competition

Honors Competition is for highly motivated students and highlights repertoire from Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods.  It is open to piano, strings, winds, brass and voice from age 9 to age 26. Winners from each District will compete in the State Finals on March 19, 2022 virtually on Acceptd via video submission.  The CAPMT Honors Competition will in person at the District level: TBD.

CAPMT Student Program Guidelines

  • TEACHERS: You may NOT register for your students due to liability reasons.
  • TEACHERS: CAPMT dues need to be current before the application deadline. 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 and submissions 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.

  • The student must have studied with the teacher a minimum of six of the past nine months in all stages of the competitions.

  • A student may enter either (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 both at District and State Finals levels. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 with measures numbered.  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)

The age determination date is December 31, 2021.  


Application fee is $50.00 for all categories (plus any applicable District surcharges). 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.

The website will be open to application: TBD.

Online Application Deadline: TBD


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