It was a pleasant and exciting afternoon when San Diego South Chapter held the CAPMT Ensemble and Piano Auditions last November 6, Sunday, at the recital hall of SoCal Pianos in San Marcos.
This annual state event held at the district and chapter levels measures the performance of those auditioning against a standard of excellence and not against each other. Students from several teachers and studios performed 2 memorized solos and a duet piece before an appreciative audience and to our District Director and adjudicator, Dr. J. Mitzi Kolar. 3 out of 6 ensemble teams and 4 of of 13 piano auditions students received top honors garnering the scores of 5, 5+, and 5-. These students will be invited to perform at the CAPMT Southern Festival on February 11, 2017. This will be held at Los Angeles Harbor College in Wilmington, CA. Performers’ ages ranged from 6- 16, with many excited first-timers. Although the atmosphere was especially tension-filled, all students were able to play through and were all smiles in the end!
To commemmorate the event, all participants received medals and a beautiful certificate from CAPMT. Those attending the CAPMT Southern Festival will also receive a free masterclass in early February as well as a stipend from San Diego South Chapter.
Congratulations to all students and kudos to all teachers, friends and family members who came to watch and supported the events, making it a day to remember!