2021 CAPMT State Conference

  • 15 Oct 2021
  • 16 Oct 2021
  • Fresno State University


  • Conference Registration for CAPMT Active Members until September 10 for Live/Hybrid attendance. Note - The Ran Dank/Soyeon Kate Lee will only be accessible to those attending in-person.
  • CAPMT Special Guest
  • Conference Registration for Fresno State Students, Faculty, and Alumni for Live/Hybrid attendance. Note - The Ran Dank/Soyeon Kate Lee will recital only be accessible to those attending in-person.
  • Conference Registration for Non-CAPMT members until September 10 for Live/Hybrid attendance. Note - The Ran Dank/Soyeon Kate Lee will only be accessible to those attending in-person.

Registration is closed


California State University Fresno


Recovery & Renewal: Music Moving Forward

Covid-19 Safety Protocols:

We care deeply about the health and safety of all our members. To ensure the safety of all conference attendees, and in compliance with recently updated COVID-19 safety procedures at Fresno State, all guests attending the conference in-person must be prepared to show proof of full vaccination OR a negative COVID test dated within 72 hours of arrival to campus. Additionally, guests coming on campus will need to complete Fresno State's brief daily screening survey at the link below as well as a separate CAPMT liability waiver which will be emailed to each attendee.The Department of Music at Fresno State requires guests attending events on campus to be fully-masked while indoors.

Click Here for Fresno State's Daily Screening Survey

Click Here for the CAPMT Liability Waiver

Guest Artists: 

Piano Duo Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee, in partnership with the Philip Lorenz International Keyboard Concerts

In partnership with Philip Lorenz International Keyboard Concerts, we are excited to feature a performance and masterclass by Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee in this year's conference! Israeli born pianist Ran Dank returns to the series together with his wife, Korean born pianist Soyeon Kate Lee, both prize winners at numerous prestigious competitions including the Naumburg International Piano Competition and the Sydney International Piano Competition. The combination of Ran Dank’s “impeccable technical surety, explosive force, and triumphant exultation” (The Washington Post) and Soyeon Kate Lee’s “huge, richly varied sound, lively imagination, and firm sense of style” (The New York Times) results in a most exhilarating experience.

Commissioned Composer: 

Amy Stephens

Pianist Amy Stephens is an award-winning Third Stream and jazz composer. Her solo piano works include Scenes of San Francisco and Becoming: Suite for Solo Piano. She has recorded several albums of her jazz ensemble compositions with her critically acclaimed quartet, Amy Stephens Group. 

Teaching privately since 1993, Amy is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music. Amy earned two Bachelors, a Masters, and Performer’s Certificate in classical & jazz piano from Indiana University. Her jazz and classical mentors include David N. Baker, Lynne Arriale, Luke Gillespie, Marius Nordal, and Evelyne Brancart. Amy also enjoys serving as a clinician and evaluator for festivals and adjudications. She loves living in San Francisco and exploring the coast with her family. 

For recordings and scores: www.amystephens.com

Amy’s ‘Scenes of San Francisco: Suite for Solo Piano’ was filmed at home while studios were closed during quarantine and is dedicated to SF’s essential workers.

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: 

Antoinette Perry

CAPMT State Conference 2021

This year’s Conference will take place LIVE In-Person at CSU Fresno and Online on 

Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16.  

Attendees can look forward to: 

  • Exceptional Presentations by California's leading performers and pedagogues. Gather, mingle, and share ideas with friends and colleagues from across the state!
  • Informational sessions from The Royal Conservatory.
  • CAPMT 2021 Competition Winners and YPLN Concert.
  • A special presentation by Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Antoinette Perry (USC Thornton School of Music).
  • World Premiere of the 2021 CAPMT Commissioned Composition by Amy Stephens.
  • Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee Master Class and Guest Artist Recital.
  • Awards Ceremony honoring CAPMT members

Come and join our amazing community of California music teachers to learn, connect, network, and be inspired!

Warm Regards,

Michael Krikorian • CAPMT Vice President, Conferences

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Cancellation Policy: 

Full refunds will be issued for cancellations up to 4 weeks before before the starting date of the conference (9/17 is the last day to cancel and receive a full refund). 50% refunds will be issued thereafter.