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CAPMT Golden Anniversary

Celebrating 50 years of
MusicInnovation and Inspiration

October 19–20, 2018 (FRI–SAT)
Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach

President's Message

Welcome to CAPMT, the California Association of Professional Music Teachers and California affiliate of MTNA, the Music Teachers National Association. This year marks my 22nd year as a member of CAPMT and 25 years in MTNA. I am honored to serve as the State President for CAPMT, an organization that has given so much to me as a teacher.

2017 CAPMT
Lifetime Award Winner


Dr. William Wellborn, NCTM

CAPMT has a multitude of offerings for music teachers of all instruments and voice. Student Programs include auditions, assessments, evaluations, and competitions tiered at the chapter, district, state, southwest division, and national levels. All information is available online, at your fingertips: program information, annualcalendar, application forms, registration, and payments.


CAPMT and Social Music Works are proud to announce the launch of the James Ramos International Video Competition. This online music competition is open to ALL instrumental and vocal soloists of ALL ages in ALL genres, including classical, pop, rock, jazz, and improvisation. Categories includestudents, teachers/music, YPLN, and amateur adults. There aregenerous 1st-place cash prizes and registration is open now through August 25, 2017.

2017 CAPMT
Commissioned Composer

Alexander Elliott Miller

Dr. Alexander Elliott Miller

YPLN (Young Professional Leadership Network) serves new and emerging California music teachers in the early stages of their careers. This groundbreaking initiative has helped its members gain leadership skills, present at national conferences, and become a strong voice within our general membership.

Please plan to attend out 2017 State Conference: The Engaged Student—Innovative Teaching in Changing Times, with Keynote Presenter Pete Jutras, PhD, NCTM, Editor-in-Chief of Clavier Companion. The 2017 State Conference will be held on October 13–14, 2017 (FRI–SAT) at Fresno City College. Conference performances will include the premiere of the commissoned work byAlexander Elliott Miller, the 2017 CAPMT Commissioned Composer, a recital by YPLN, and screening of the winning videos from the 2017 James Ramos International Video Competition. Check the 2017 State Conference webpage for details.

Don’t forget to renew your membership by June 30, 2017 to receive all CAPMT/MTNA benefits for 2017–2018, including listing in the CAPMT Find-A-Teacher portal, one of the most comprehensive and active music teacher search engines in California! CAPMT stays in touch with its members through e-blasts, Facebook and Twitter posts, and our peer-reviewed CAPMT Connect e-journal.

On behalf of our newly installed 2017–2019Executive Board and 2017–2019 Board of Directors, we invite you to explore our extensive website and see why CAPMT leads California in teacher support and student success!

Warm regards,
Noreen C Wenjen, NCTM

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