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Piano Festivals

Brief Overview

  • Ten Levels: Levels 1-10

  • Two Solo Pieces - one piece from the Syllabus, one Student's Choice piece 

  • One Accompanied Piece (piano duet/4 hands or piano duo)

Piano Festivals provide an opportunity for piano students of all ages, including college students and adult students, to perform solo and accompanied music.

This event is designed to encourage and motivate students through the evaluation of prepared solo and accompanied literature  from the CAPMT Piano Festivals Repertoire List or Royal Conservatory of Music Syllabus.  Students are rated 1–5 (5 being the best), with those receiving a 5 being invited (but not required) to perform at the CAPMT Festival Celebrations.

Piano Festivals Program Guidelines (PDF)

Piano Festivals Repertoire List  (PDF)

Application Fees

  • Levels 1–3: $35

  • Levels 4–6: $40

  • Levels 7–10: $45

Application Fees Surcharge for students of Non-CAPMT Members: $20

In order to keep fees affordable for students, teachers are asked to assist on the day of the event.

Please read the current CAPMT Student Program Guidelines above.  Deviation from these rules may result in disqualification.

Registration Deadline: October 5, 2023 (Thursday) at 11:59 pm PDT

                                 Piano Festivals (MAKE-UPS) Registration due Nov 22, videos on Nov 30                             

IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you have registered for the correct District/Chapter. 
There are NO REFUNDS for any registration errors.  Check with your teacher if you are not sure.

We encourage you to register early.   
NO LATE REGISTRATION is allowed, even for technological issues out of our control.

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NEW for 2023
Statewide Virtual Festivals + Make-Ups
via YouTube video submissions   videos due November 30, 2023 (Thu)
(more information and video submission form can be found HERE)

Chair: Grant Kondo (acting)

District 1: San Diego & Imperial Counties

San Diego North    October 28, 2023 (Sat)   
Greene Music
Chair: Tavner Delcamp

San Diego South   November 18, 2023 (Sat)   
Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
Chair: Rowena Asuncion

District 2: San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco & East Bay    November 11, 2023 (Sat)

CSU East Bay (Hayward)
Chair: Heidi Saario

Santa Clara Valley    November 18, 2023 (Sat)
Valley Christian Conservatory
Chair: Jui-Ping Chou, NCTM & Tina Shu-Ting Fang Bourges

District 3: Los Angeles County - Southern

Santa Monica / South Bay   November 4, 2023 (Sat)


St. Mark's Presbyterian Church &

Issimo Music Hall
Chair: Ferris Gluck

District 4: Riverside & San Bernardino Counties

Hemet Valley Music Teachers    November 19, 2023 (Sun)

University of Redlands
Chair: Michi Swanson

Riverside - San Bernardino Counties    November 19, 2023 (Sun)

University of Redlands
Chair: Erika Ramos

District 5: Sacramento & San Joaquin Counties

Sacramento    November 4, 2023 (Sat)  

Sacramento State University

Chair: Anitra Elizabeth Alexander

District 6: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura

Central Coast    November 18, 2023 (Sat)   

St. Peter's by the Sea Episcopal Church
Chairs: Nell Kauffman and Deborah Lagomarsino

District 7: Redwood Empire

Redwood Empire    November 18, 2023 (Sat)   

Location TBA

Co-Chairs: Elizabeth MacDougall and Nancy Guevara

District 8: Orange County

Orange County    November 18, 2023 (Sat)   

Lyceum Village

Chair: Su-Shing Chiu

District 9: Los Angeles County - Northern

San Fernando Valley/Santa Clarita Valleys / Ventura   
November 18, 2023 (Sat)
Little School of Music

Chair: Brianna Marra

Greater Pasadena    Festivals with San Fernando / Santa Clarita / Ventura