Contemporary Music Competition


CAPMT
Contemporary Music Competition
State Chair

Andrea Garreffa
agarreffa@hotmail.com

2017 – 2018
CAPMT Contemporary Music Competition

is for highly motivated students and highlights the music of contemporary composers. It is open to piano, string, wind, brass, and voice students through age 26.

The Contemporary Music Competition fosters advanced competition skills through heavier repertory demands. Preliminary auditions are held at the District level, but hosted by a Chapter.District winners will compete in the Contemporary Music Competition State Finals onApril 28, 2018 (SAT) at Fresno City College.

  • Although certificates and checks can be mailed, trophies will NOT be shipped. However, a proxy may accept the trophy.
  • Each 1st-place Contemporary Music Competition State Winner will be invited to perform at the CAPMT Student Programs State Winners’ Concert, held at the CAPMT State Conference in October 2018.


2017–2018 Contemporary Music Competition APPLICATION FORM
(APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 20, 2017)


Categories, Performance Time Limits, & Application Fees
(Revised August 2016)
Proof-of-Agedocument is required. Age determined as of 12/31/2017.

  • Categories
    • Category A:Ages 9 and under
    • Category B:Ages 1012
    • CategoryC:Ages 1315
    • CategoryD:Ages 16–18
    • CategoryE:Ages 19–26
  • Performance Time Limits
    • Category A:10 minutes
    • Category B:10 minutes
    • CategoryC:12 minutes
    • CategoryD: 15 minutes
    • CategoryE: 15 minutes
  • Application Fees
    • All Categories: $50
      • Application Fees will only be accepted ONLINE via PayPal or credit card payment.
      • Online Application Deadline: December 20, 2017, 11:59 PM PST

  • Application Fees Surcharge for students of Non-CAPMT Members
    • $25

Rules & Guidelines

  • The website will be open to applications November 20, 2017 through December 20, 2017.
  • Please read the currentCAPMT Student Program Guidelines.
    Deviation from these rules may result in disqualification.
  • Previous first-place State Contemporary Music Competition winners may NOT compete again in the same category in succeeding competitions.
  • Teachers may accompany their students at the District level. Teachers may NOT accompany their students at the State Finals.


Contemporary Music Repertoire

  • Students will perform a minimum of 1 selected memorized work (NO CONCERTI) published on or after January 1, 1918. Please keep time limits in mind when selecting repertoire. (NEW Repertoire Rule)
  • Exceptions to the memorized work rule, such as performing music composed with non-traditional notation, must be cleared with the State Chair at least two weeks before the District competition date.
  • It is the responsibility of the teacher to research and check the date of publication of each composition.
  • Pieces from “method books,” easier “teaching pieces,” or simplified arrangements are not acceptable.
  • Singers must include one selection in English and one in a language otherthan English.
  • Students may NOT repeat repertoire in succeeding Contemporary Music Competitions regardless of competition results.
  • Instrumentalists and singers may perform accompanied music, but must provide their own accompanist.Teachers may accompany their students at the District level. Teachers may NOT accompany their students at the State Finals.
  • Performers will be stopped if the maximum allotted time is reached; this will not affect the outcome of the competition.
  • There canbe no repertoire changes at any point in the competition.


Competition Guidelines: District Level

  • If applicable, students MUST provide their own accompanist at the Contemporary Music Competition at the District level.Teachers may accompany their students at the District level.
  • Competitions at the District level are in recital format and held between January 15, 2018 and March 15, 2018 as determined by local chairs.
  • One student in each Categoryfrom each District may be selected to participate in the Contemporary Music Competition State Finals on April 28, 2018 (SAT) at Fresno City College.
    • No ties are permitted, but alternates may be designated if their performance is of comparable quality to that of the winners.
  • Teachers of a student who is a District winner of both the Contemporary Music Competition and the Honors Competition must inform each State Chair immediately after receivingnotification of the District results.
  • Written comments from the judges will be provided.


Competition Guidelines: State Finals

  • If applicable, students MUST provide their own accompanist at the Contemporary Music Competition State Finals.Teachers may NOT accompany their students at the State Finals.
  • The Contemporary Music Competition State Finals will be in a recital format:
    • April 28, 2018 (SAT) at Fresno City College
  • Students will be given a specific performance time and willcheck in fifteen minutes beforehand.
    • Students who are late will be disqualified.
  • State Finals Judges will hear thestudent’s choice of repertoire first, and portions of the other two pieces, if the total performance time exceedsthe time limit.
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention may be awarded in each Category.
  • There will be an Awards Ceremony immediately following the Competition. All participants will receive an award certificate; 1st-place winners will receive a trophy and monetary prize.
    • Although certificates and checks can be mailed, trophies will NOT be shipped. However, a proxy may accept the trophy.
  • Each 1st-place Contemporary Music Competition State Winner will be invited to perform at the CAPMT Student Programs State Winners’ Concert, held at the CAPMT State Conference in October 2018.
  • Written comments from thejudges will be provided.


District Contemporary Music Competition Dates and Venues
Additional dates and venues will be added as they are received.
(Last updated December 1, 2017)

District 1
San Diego & Imperial Counties
Host Chapter: San Diego North
Chair:
James Gary
james.gary4@yahoo.com
Date: February 24, 2018 (SAT)
Venue: Scripps Ranch Library

District 2
San Francisco Bay Area & Santa Clara Valley
Host Chapter: San Francisco
Chair: Ann Lam

annylam81@gmail.com
January 13, 2018 (SAT)
St. John’s Presbyterian Church

District3
Los Angeles County (Southern)
Host Chapter: South Bay / Santa Monica Bay
Chair: Sue Zhou

info@suezhou.com
January 28, 2018 (SUN)
Los Angeles Harbor College

District 4
Riverside & San Bernardino Counties
Host Chapter: TBA
Chair: Elizabeth Medici
medicimusic@gmail.com

January 20, 2018 (SAT)
Temecula PublicLibrary

District 5
Sacramento & San Joaquin Valleys
Host Chapter: Sacramento
Chair: Carol Chuang
carol_chuang@yahoo.com

March 11, 2018 (SUN)
Pacific Institute of Music, Folsom

District 6
San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara & Ventura Counties
Host Chapter: Central Coast Music Teachers Association
Chair: Deborah Lagomarsino
E-mail: TBA

February 10, 2018 (SAT)
Saint John’s Lutheran Church, Arroyo Grande

District 7
Redwood Empire
Host Chapter: Redwood Empire
Chair: Heidi L Weil
E-mail: TBA
February 10, 2018 (SAT)
Santa Rosa Junior College

District 8
Orange County
Host Chapter: Orange County
Chair: Heidi Lee Kim
E-mail: TBA
January 20, 2018 (SAT)
Fields Pianos, Santa Ana

District 9
Los Angeles County (Northern)
Host Chapter: Pasadena
Chair: Melody Kuo
musickuo@yahoo.com
February 3, 2018 (SAT)
Steinway Piano Gallery – Pasadena


Contemporary Music Competition State Finals Date and Venue
Chair: Andrea Garreffa
agarreffa@hotmail.com
April 28, 2018 (SAT)
Fresno City College

Driving Directions & Map: TBA

  • State Finals Travel & Hotel Information
    • Hotels: TBA
    • Airports: TB
CAPMT 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 | Site created & developed by BRAVURA innovations| Privacy Policy • Terms & Conditions