Chapter Events

** To register and pay for any events, please visit Registration & Payment Forms. All participants must sign a Consent Form

Fall Events 2020 :  Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all  Chapter Events will be done virtually (video submissions).

  • Piano Auditions and Ensemble Auditions (CAPMT State event)
    • Piano Auditions and Ensemble Auditions are non-competitive, welcoming programs designed to encourage and motivate students of all ages. For many teachers and students, this is their favorite event of the year! Repertoire is performed in an audition, recital, or festival setting, depending on the district/chapter. Students are given constructive comments, along with a rating from 1-5. Students receiving a “5” are invited, but not required, to perform at the CAPMT Northern or Southern Festivals.
    • Event Chair: Rowena Asuncion
    • Click here to learn more about the auditions.
    • View suggested repertoire for the second required solo and ensemble piece for 2020 Piano Auditions here.
    • Registration Deadline: November 1, 2020
    • Register for the Piano Auditions
    • Register for the Ensemble Auditions
  • 2020 Young Artists Competition 
    • String Division: TBD
      • Venue:Virtual
      • Event Chair: Lu-Yan Guo
    • Piano Division: Note:  Applicants to provide link to video uploads of repertoire selections in their submitted application forms.
      • Venue: Virtual
      • Event Chair: Rowena Asuncion
    • Online Registration Opens: September 12, 2020
    • Online Registration Deadline: October 15, 2020
    • YAC Competition 2019
  • 2020 Concerto Competition -TBD
  • MTNA Studio Festival -TBD

Winter Events 2019-2020

  • Teachers’ Evening at San Diego SymphonyFebruary 29, 2020, 8 pm.
    • Jacobs Masterworks, Copley Symphony Hall: Sibelius & Rachmaninoff
    • Event Chair: Fresas Balistreri
  • Teachers’ Technology Workshop: January 13, 2020, Mission Valley Library
  • Honors Competition and Contemporary Music Competition (District 1 Level)– Date: February 15, 2020
    • San Diego North Chapter will be hosting the 2020 competitions at the district level
    • SDSC Chairs: Rowena Asuncion, Sharon Halverson
    • Venue: Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad, CA
    • To know more about the program and to register online, visit
  • Scholarship Awards Audition and Application Date Deadline: April 30, 2021

Spring Events 2020

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all spring and summer events are cancelled.

  • San Diego Young Protégé Music Competition- Saturday, May 2, 2020, 1:30 pm
    • Event Chair: Fei-Fei Soong
    • Venue: Mount Soledad Presbyterian Church, La Jolla, CA
    • ypmc-competition-2020 Rules & Guidelines
    • Registration deadline: April 18, 2020.
  • Pop Music Festival Saturday, May 16, 2020, 1:30 pm
  • Annual Honors Recital and Gala Saturday, May 30, 2020, 5 pm
    • Event Chair: Rowena Asuncion
    • Venue: Mount Soledad Presbyterian Church, La Jolla, CA
    • Recognition event for all teacher members and award-winning students  of SDSC, including scholarship recipients. A formal reception is included together with a recital with featured student performers.
  • Summer Camp – July 2020
    • Chair: Rowena Asuncion


Competitive and non-competitive events at the chapter level are presented in a recital format. Events are adjudicated by selected top-notch teachers and musicians from the local teaching community. These programs celebrate everyday music students as well as well-motivated and competitive students of all instruments from all ages, levels, and capability within a nurturing and educational environment.