Piano Auditions

Brief Overview

  • Ten Levels: Levels 1-10

  • Two Solo Pieces - one piece from the Syllabus, one Student's Choice piece (memorization required for both)

  • One Accompanied Piece (piano duet/4 hands or piano duo): memorization not required

Piano Auditions provide an opportunity for piano students of all ages, including college students and adult students, to perform solo and accompanied music at the Chapter or District Level.

This event is designed to encourage and motivate students through the evaluation of prepared solo and accompanied literature  from the CAPMT Piano Auditions Repertoire List.  Students are rated 1–5 (5 being the best), with those receiving a 5 being invited (but not required) to perform at the CAPMT Northern Festival or CAPMT Southern Festival.

2021 Piano Auditions Program Guidelines (PDF)

Piano Auditions Repertoire List  (PDF)

Application Fees

  • Levels 1–3: $35

  • Levels 4–6: $40

  • Levels 7–10: $45

Application Fees Surcharge for students of Non-CAPMT Members: $20

Please read the current CAPMT Student Program Guidelines above.  Deviation from these rules may result in disqualification.

Online Registration: September 1 - October 5, 2021

Click on the corresponding Chapter below to register.

IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you have registered for the correct District/Chapter. 
There are NO REFUNDS for any registration errors.  Check with your teacher if you are not sure.

**Some chapters are still waiting for venue confirmation, so registration for a few Chapters may not yet be ready.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.**

District 1: San Diego & Imperial Counties

San Diego North    November 7, 2021 (Sun)
Museum of Making Music
Chair: Young Robbins   |  Co-Chair: Tavner Delcamp

San Diego South    November 13, 2021 (Sat)
Steinway Piano Gallery (San Diego)
Chair: Rowena Asuncion



District 2: San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco & East Bay    Auditions with Santa Clara Valley

Santa Clara Valley    November 20, 2021 (Sat)
Valley Christian Conservatory
Chair: Jui-Ping Chou, NCTM



District 3: Los Angeles County - Southern

Santa Monica / South Bay    November 7, 2021 (Sun)

Kayo Piano Studio
Chair: Kayo Harada



District 4: Riverside & San Bernardino Counties

Hemet Valley Music Teachers    November 20, 2021 (Sat)

University of Redlands
Chair: Virginia Pritchard


Riverside - San Bernardino Counties    November 20, 2021 (Sat)

University of Redlands
Chair: Erika Ramos


District 5: Sacramento & San Joaquin Counties

Sacramento    November 13, 2021 (Sat)

Tim's Music

Chair: Anitra Elizabeth Alexander

Fresno / Clovis    Date TBD

Venue TBD
Chair: Dr. Brandon Bascom, NCTM



District 6: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura

Central Coast    November 20, 2021 (Sat)

Templeton Presbyterian Church
Chairs: Nell Kauffman and Deborah Lagomarsino



District 7: Redwood Empire

Redwood Empire    November 20, 2021 (Sat)

Sally's Parlor (Santa Rosa)

Chair: Karen Rogers



District 8: Orange County

Orange County    November 6, 2021 (Sat)

Lyceum Village

Chair: Su-Shing Chiu



District 9: Los Angeles County - Northern

Santa Clarita Valley / Ventura    December 5, 2021 (Sun)

Little School of Music

Chair: Brianna Marra

Greater Pasadena    December 4, 2021 (Sat)

First United Methodist Church

Chair: Vivian Shiao

San Fernando Valley    Auditions with Santa Clarita / Ventura