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2022 CAPMT State Conference

  • 21 Oct 2022
  • 22 Oct 2022
  • Cerritos College


  • This is for attendees who wish to only attend the banquet on Saturday, 10/22 at 7:30PM. The banquet includes dinner, performances by MTNA Competition Winners, the world premiere of a piece by Commissioned Composer Ron Anderson, and an Awards Ceremony.
  • This is for CAPMT State Competition winners performing at the banquet on Saturday, 10/22 at 7:30PM. The banquet includes dinner, performances by CAPMT State Competition Winners, the world premiere of a piece by Commissioned Composer Ron Anderson, and an Awards Ceremony.
  • Conference Registration for CAPMT Active Members through September 12 for Live attendance.
  • Conference Registration for Non-CAPMT members until through September 5 for live attendance.


A Beat Ahead: Supporting Creativity and Collaboration

Cerritos College

Performing Arts Center



Nahre Sol

Nahre Sol performs, composes and teaches an eclectic mixture of music and runs a notable series of videos on Youtube about music theory, harmony, practicing, and composition. She holds degrees from The Juilliard School and The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and has studied in Paris under the tutelage of Gabriel Tacchino and Narcis Bonet, pupils of Francis Poulenc and Nadia Boulanger. Nahre's music has been premiered by artists and ensembles such as Ema Nikolovska, Kunal Lahiry, The Happenstancers, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Michael Hey, Julian Martin, and has been featured in the soundtrack of Boss Baby II and video game DEEMO II. 

Catherine Karoly

Catherine Karoly (flute) joined the LA Philharmonic as Second Flutist in 1996 and assumed the position of Associate Principal Flutist in 2011. In 2021, she was hired as Adjunct Flute Instructor and head of flute studies at USC Thornton School of Music. Catherine frequently performs chamber music in Los Angeles. She has posted several performance and tutorial videos on her youtube channel.

Commissioned Composer: 

Ron Anderson

Ron Anderson holds a doctoral degree in Piano Performance, as well as degrees in Opera and Music Composition, and has enjoyed successes in all three endeavors. Dr. Anderson serves on the piano faculty at Chapman University and is active as an adjudicator for competitions and festivals. His compositions for orchestra, choir, chamber ensembles, piano solo, and voice have been received enthusiastically, having won competitions and critical acclaim. Recently, his choral anthem “Wilt Thou Forgive?” was awarded First Prize in the Cerddorion Composers Competition, tied with Bernardino Zanetti of Italy. He is a current winner of the SMP Press composition contest in three categories (Choral, Chamber, and Solo). His compositions and arrangements are published on SMP Press (Sheet Music Plus).

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: 

Dr. Martha (Marty) Baker-Jordan

Dr. Martha Baker-Jordan was a Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy at California State University, Fullerton, for 34 years where she received numerous awards for teaching excellence and where she designed and implemented both Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Piano Pedagogy. In addition to many published articles and piano instruction books, she authored "Practical Piano Pedagogy," a 476-page best-selling piano pedagogy text. Marty was a frequent presenter at state, national and international levels and served in many leadership capacities for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy as well as editing the "Proceedings" several times. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy in 2011.

CAPMT State Conference 2022

This year’s Conference will take place LIVE In-Person at the Cerritos College Performing Arts Center 

Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22.  

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 2022 Competition Winners and YPLN Concert.
  • A recital and presentation by LA Phil Associate Principal flutist Catherine Karoly. 
  • A special presentation by Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Martha Baker Jordan.
  • World Premiere of the 2022 CAPMT Commissioned Composition by Ron Anderson.
  • A concert and presentation by featured artist Nahre Sol.
  • Awards Ceremony honoring CAPMT members
  • All sessions will be recorded and made available to registered attendees for one year following the conference (until 10/22/2023). 

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 (9/23 is the last day to cancel and receive a full refund). 50% refunds will be issued thereafter.