Opening Potluck Luncheon
Date: October 17th 11am
Location: The Beacon Apartments in Norwalk (10 Willard Road, Norwalk)
Opening Potluck Luncheon (chaired by all board members, write to email@example.com with any questions).
All members are welcome! Please RSVP by 10/10.
Fall Public Recital: Easton Library
Recital Date: Saturday, November 18th 1:30 pm
Location: Easton Library ( 691 Morehouse Road, Easton)
Registration deadline: Friday, October 27th (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Participation fee: $20
Please send one check for all participating students to:
503 Booth Hill Rd
Trumbull CT 06611
Repertoire: Classical repertoire and music by pedagogical composers. Pieces must be memorized.
Chair: Olga Stelman (email@example.com)
Twelfth Annual Festival Audition
The goal of this festival is to provide recognition to talented and motivated students who can prepare for an evaluated audition, and who are confident enough to perform in public. It is open to students of voice, piano and all other instruments.
Students who intend to participate in CSMTA's Deborah Kahan Competition are NOT eligible to perform in this event.
Festival Date: Sunday, December 10th 1pm
Registration Deadline by mail: postmarked by Monday, November 27
Registration Deadline by email: Friday, December 1st
Checks and applications should be sent to Andrew Gordon, 23 Sullivan Drive, Redding, CT, 06896
Westport Suzuki School
246 Post Rd East
Westport CT 06880
38th Annual Deborah Kahan Competition
This competition is open Piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar; soloists, duos, or any combination of piano and strings. Students must be between the age of 6 and 18. Students prepare two contrasting pieces in period and style from the standard Classical repertoire.
Competition Date: Sunday, January 28th
Winner's recital: Saturday, February 10th
Registration Deadline: Saturday, January 6th
Competition Location: Hiroko Dutton's house ( 115 Acre View Drive, Stamford)
Winner's Concert Location: Wilton Library ( 150 Ridgefield Road, Wilton)
Co-chairs: Hiroko Dutton and Kumiko Imamura ( (Hiroko Dutton and Kumiko Imamura, chairs, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Click on ‘Competition’ for more specific guidelines and the application form
Date and location TBA
Community Recitals are Student Recitals that take place in local senior homes. Residents are very happy to see young people performing for them and we always hear lots of positive comments.
Chair: Benjamin Steinhardt (Benjamin.Steinhardt@gmail.com)
Spring Showcase Recital
Recital Date: Sunday, May 19th, 2024
Repertoire : Classical repertoire and music by pedagogical composers.
Solo Pieces must be memorized.
Student/Student duet is allowed with music. (No Student/Teacher is allowed)
Chair: Hiroko Dutton ( email@example.com)
Location: Wilton Library, (159 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton)
M.A.P. (Music Achievement Program)
Date: May 2024 (specific date TBA)
The MAP (Musicianship Achievement Program) is directed at students of CSMTA teachers and offers both a Performance and Theory section. Held annually, students can choose to participate in the Full MAP (both performance and theory) or just the Theory exam. With a total of 10 levels, students have the opportunity to perform memorized pieces, display keyboard skills and demonstrate written/aural awareness in accordance with the prescribed MAP syllabus.
For more information:
Chair: Seray Goktekin
We look forward to seeing you and your students soon!
Congratulations to the winners of the 38th Annual Deborah Kahan Competition!
Judges Special Award Winner : Mirah Chang
Winners : Abigail Chang, Keshav Gopel, Eric Jansa, Vivian Svoronos
Honorable Mention : Miya Bu, Ahan Ghosh Rao, Alexander Svoronos
First Place and Judges' Special Award Winner : Celeb Sharp (cello)
Second Place Winner :Joonha Hong (violin)
Winners :Yveson Hsiao (violin), Aaron Wang (cello)
Teachers of Winners
Teri Einfeldt, Clara Kim, Kumiko Imamura, Shari Weisz, Sara Bennett Wolfe
Congratulations to the 1st place winners of our Festival Audition!
Diana Sakura Manolov
Ryan Ismael Bakkali
Teachers of 1st place winners:
Kai Pagune Kim
Congratulations to all participants and teachers!