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2023 CAPMT State Conference

  • 27 Oct 2023
  • 28 Oct 2023
  • Santa Clara University School of Music and Dance


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • This is for attendees who wish to attend the banquet on Saturday, 10/28 at 7:00PM. The banquet includes dinner at the Fiorillo's Restaurant, Awards Ceremony, and social mingling!
  • Conference Registration for CAPMT Active Members through October 8th for Live attendance.
  • Conference Registration for CAPMT Collegiate Members through October 18 for live attendance.
  • Conference Registration for CAPMT Outstanding Members for live attendance.
  • Registration code required
  • Conference Registration for Non-CAPMT members until through September 5 for live attendance.
  • Discounted rate with promo code for Early bird registration (until September 15th) for Non-CAPMT K-12 and Collegiate Members
  • Conference Registration for presenters.
  • Conference Registration for Santa Clara University Students, Faculty, and Alumni for live attendance

Registration is closed


Beyond Musical Boundaries

Santa Clara University School of

Music and Dance


OCTOBER 28, 2023


Dominic Cheli

Dominic Cheli’s playing has been described as “spontaneous yet perfect, the best of how a young person can play.” (Symphony Magazine). His rapidly advancing career included his Walt Disney Concert Hall Debut where Dominic was described as “mesmerizing.”
He enjoys roles as performer, producer and music editor for several commercial albums on Naxos and Delos including his latest album “Shapeshifter” with James Conlon.
With a fascination and appreciation for the benefits of technology especially in our new virtual age, Dominic was appointed Live Director of Tonebase Piano. As a result, he is the host and presenter of numerous virtual events each month to the 8,000+ subscribers on the platform.
As an educator, Dominic is on faculty of the Colburn Community Music School and strives for his students to be imaginative, knowledgeable and have healthy relationships with their instruments.
In his spare time, Dominic enjoys cooking and training for Ironman triathlons.

Ginger Kroft

Ginger Kroft is Principal Clarinet with Sacramento Philharmonic and Carmel Bach Festival, and is a member of Oakland Symphony. Mrs. Kroft regularly performed with San Francisco Ballet Orchestra for six seasons and has performed with San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera. She directs chamber programs at Carmel Bach Festival and has been on stage with Andrea Bocelli, Carlos Santana, Ray Charles, and Diana Krall among others.

Mrs. Kroft is a faculty member at San Francisco Conservatory of Music and at Santa Clara University. She is a competition adjudicator, most recently for USIMC and Berkeley Piano Club. Mrs. Kroft maintains a private teaching studio:
An education advocate, Mrs. Kroft serves on the CAPMT State Board; formerly on MTAC and CAPMT district boards. A featured Presenter at CAPMT State Conference, Mrs. Kroft is a sought-after lecturer at universities and music schools. She’s a Vandoren International Artist and performs on M15 mouthpieces & Traditional reeds; and holds degrees with distinction from Northwestern University and San Francisco Conservatory of Music.


Nate May

Nate May (b. 1987) is a versatile American composer, keyboardist, and educator whose music has been heard across four continents: in jazz clubs and DIY spaces, on national television, in museums and modern dance venues, and on mainstage classical events at New York’s Sheen Center and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. His chamber, choral, and orchestral music, characterized by textural intricacy, rhythmic drive, and repurposed sounds, has been performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble, Ensemble Dal Niente, Wild UP, the Yale Philharmonia, Patchwork Duo, and Quartetto Indaco. Raised in Huntington, West Virginia, much of his work stems from a “fascination, love, and respect for the people” of Appalachia (Soapbox), including his oratorio State, the result of interviews he conducted with Appalachian migrants on a fellowship from the Berea Sound Archives, and “Licorice Parikrama,” a networked performance featuring West Virginians affected by the 2014 Elk River chemical spill.

(Read more at Conference Page)

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: 

Kathryn Hull

Kathryn B. Hull, NCTM, a teacher or piano and theory, has an active music studio in La Quinta, CA. She has taught music in elementary school (K-6) and in college. She is a founding member of CAPMT serving as its first Secretary and then as the third President. She was responsible for developing CAPMT’s first music theory program. After holding several different positions, she was elected to the National Board of Directors where she served for18 years as Director, Treasurer (the MTNA Foundation also) and then Vice President. She visited nearly every state as the National Representative at their state conferences.

Kathryn has been involved in community arts since founding the Glendale Regional Arts Council in 1974. She is a composer, having written music for five stage musicals, and several piano solos, and is the author of children’s books; four published, two about musicians. At 95 she has no plan to retire.

CAPMT State Conference 2023

This year’s Conference will take place LIVE In-Person at the Santa Clara University School of Music and Dance

Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28.  

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 2023 State Finals Winners and YPLN Concert
  • A concert and Q&A session with featured guest artist Dominic Cheli
  • Masterclass with featured guest artist Ginger Kroft
  • World Premiere of the 2023 CAPMT Commissioned Composition by Nate May
  • Awards Ceremony and Banquet at Fiorillo's Restaurant honoring Outstanding CAPMT members, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, and a special speech featuring Dr. Gary Ingle, Executive Director and CEO of MTNA

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

Warm Regards,

Dr. Eloise Kim •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 (9/27 is the last day to cancel and receive a full refund). 50% refunds will be issued thereafter.