Announcing the 2020-2021 Fall Season


On Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 the Fairfield Chapter of the CSMTA hosted CSMTA's annual conference.


Thank you to the CSMTA leadership, our presenters Dr. Noa Kageyama and composer Dr. Eric Nathan, the Suzuki Music School of Westport, and everyone who participated, volunteered, and donated for making our 2019 State Conference a great success!


2020 Festival Audition Results

First place:

        Ryan Ismael Bakkali
        Abigail Chang
        Mirah Chang
        Eric Chen
        Thomas Fanelli
        Jackson Jansa
        Christy Lai
        Wilbert Sullivan
        Alexander Svoronos
        Nathan Stanislavsky
        Sarah Whitney
        Juliana Yang

Teachers of first place winners:

Kumiko Imamura

 Victoria Markova

Amy Schumann-Griswold

Edith Sullivan

Congratulations to all participants!


Dear CSMTAFC members,


We are pleased to announce our events for the Fall Season, all of which will be held online.


Fall Recital: Celebrating Diversity


Recital Date: Sunday, Nov 8th 1 pm


Deadline to submit titles and lengths of pieces being performed: Friday, September 25


Deadline for video submissions: November 1st


For our Fall recital this year we are celebrating composers of African, Latinx, Asian, and Indigenous backgrounds. Students will pre-record their pieces and memory is not required. During the recital students will announce their pieces live and we'll watch their performances together. A list of recommended composers and repertoire collections will is currently available.


December Recital

Recital Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020 (early afternoon)

Deadline to submit titles and lengths of pieces being performed: November 27

Deadline for video submissions: December 5th

Student recital on Zoom. Students may prepare 1-2 pieces of their choosing (of a reasonable duration).  Memorization is required. Students will pre-record their pieces. During the recital students will introduce their pieces live and we'll watch their performances together.

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 13th

Applications Sent via Regular Mail: postmarked on or before November 30, 2020


Online Submission Deadline: Sunday, December 6th

For more information visit our 'Festival' page.


36th 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 standard Classical repertoire.


Competition Date: Sunday, January 24th


Submission Deadline: All materials must be received by Sunday, January 10th


We look forward to seeing you and your students soon!

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