October 19, 2018 (FRI) at 1:00 PM
October 20, 2018 (SAT) at 10:00 PM

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Torrance Marriott South Bay
(Redondo Beach)

3635 Fashion Way
Torrance, CA 90503


Check-In: October 19, 2018 (FRI)
Check-Out: October 21, 2018 (SUN)

Conference Hotel Group Rate
Available through September 25, 2018

Single or Double Standard Room
135.00 USD/night

Limited number of rooms. Book early!

Special Concessions
Non-Hosted Discounted $5 Self Parking

Click here to book your conference hotel group rate online

You may also book your conference hotel group rate by calling Marriott Reservations directly at:
1 (800) 228-9290

Please refer to "Music Teachers Conference"

Early-Bird Discount CLOSES
August 19, 2018

Online Registration CLOSES
September 25, 2018

All Refunds are subject to $25 processing fee.
There will be NO Refunds after October 1, 2018.


Exhibitors: Information & Forms

Deadline: September 25, 2018


Wendi Kirby-Alexander, NCTM
CAPMT State Conference Registrar





















California Association of Professional Music Teachers

CAPMT 2018 State Conference
CAPMT Golden Anniversary
Celebrating 50 Years of Music Innovation & Inspiration

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

Conference Program Book (complete)
Conference Schedule (only)

On behalf of the CAPMT Conference Committee,
we are pleased to announce the CAPMT 2018 State Conference

CAPMT Golden Anniversary
Celebrating 50 Years of Music Innovation and Inspiration


Christopher O'Riley
Keynote Speaker
CAPMT 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Acclaimed for his engaging and deeply committed performances, the pianist Christopher O’Riley is known to millions as the host of NPR’s From the Top. Now in his fifteenth year on air, O’Riley introduces the next generation of classical-music stars to almost a million listeners each week. He performs around the world and has garnered widespread praise for his untiring efforts to reach new audiences.


Sean Yow Chen
Conference Guest Artist

Van Cliburn medalist Sean Yow Chen: Hailed as a charismatic rising star with "an exceptional ability to connect with an audience combined with an easy virtuosity."

 —Huffington Post


D Riley Nicholson
Commissioned Composer

"I'm thrilled to accept the incredible opportunity to compose a new work for the 2018 CAPMT State Conference and am honored to be the California candidate for the MTNA Distinguished Composer of the Year Award. As a composer, performer, and teacher, I am grateful for the support of CAPMT and for all their efforts to uplift music educators and professionals."

 —D Riley Nicholson


The CAPMT 2018 State Conference also includes:

  • Exceptional sessions/poster sessions (FRI & SAT)
  • Young Professional Leadership Network (YPLN) Recital (FRI evening)
  • The Royal Conservatory Certificate Program: Teacher Information Session (SAT)
  • Screening of the winning videos from the 2nd Annual James Ramos International Video Competition (FRI/SAT)
  • CAPMT 2018 Competition Winners Concert & world premiere of the CAPMT 2018 Commissioned Composition by D Riley Nicholson (SAT)
  • Sean Yow Chen Piano Master Class (SAT)
  • Awards Banquet and Sean Yow Chen Concert (SAT evening)

Come join us to expand your knowledge, connect, network, rejuvinate, and CELEBRATE 50 Years of Innovation & Inspiration with our amazing group of California teachers!

I look foward to seeing you at the Conference!
Warm regards,

Noreen Wenjen, NCTM • CAPMT President


CAPMT 2018 State Conference Registration Fees
Early-Bird Discount CLOSES: August 19, 2018
Online Registration CLOSES: September 25, 2018

Register Now!