2020 CAPMT Contemporary Competition District 8

  • 26 Jan 2020
  • Fields Piano, Santa Ana


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Fees vary by Category and CAPMT Teacher status

2020 CAPMT Contemporary Competition District 8

CAPMT Contemporary Competition for highly motivated students and highlights the contemporary repertoire. It is open to piano, string, wind, brass and voice students from age 9 up to age 26. The Contemporary Competition offers opportunity to compete repertoire written by a composer with a death date on or after January 1, 1945. Winners from each district will compete in the State Finals on Saturday, 4/18/2020 at San Francisco State University.

Contemporary Competition Repertoire Guidelines:

  1. Students will perform a memorized program of original works in the allotted time (NO CONCERTI OR WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT AND ORCHESTRA) written by a composer with a death rate on or after January 1, 1945.

  2. 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. Students will abide by all copyright laws and has permission to use all music given to judges during the competition.  https://www.mtna.org/downloads/competitions/MusicRelease.pd

 3.  Pieces from “method books,” easier “teaching pieces”, or simplified                     arrangements are not acceptable.

 4.  Singers must include one selection in English and one in a language other          than English.

 5.  Performers will be stopped if the maximum allotted time is reached; this will       not affect the outcome of the competition.

Categories, Performance Time Limits, & Application Fees

  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