Announcing the 2020-2021 Fall Season
35th Deborah Kahan Competiton
Congratulations to all our participants and their teachers!
To videos from the Winner's Circle Concert visit:
Winners of String Division
Isabella Mariani ..Perpetual Motion by Bohm
Dustin Rood ...Polish Dance by Severn
Audrey Anthony....Praeludium and Allegro by Kreisler
Angela Kapikian...Polish Caprice by Bacewicz
Honorable Mention of String Division
Teachers of Winners of String Division
Winners of Piano Division
Simone Tsyrulnik..Variations of a Theme by Paganini by W. Gillock
Eric Jansa ...Gigue from Partita #1 B flat Major, BWV 825. by J.S.Bach
Lina Elwood ...Italian Concerto BWV 971, 1st mov. ...J.S.Bach
Abigail Chang ..Sonata in G Major, Op. 49-2, 1st mov. by L.v.Beethoven
Andrew Maskoff ..Prelude Op. 23-2, B flat Major by S. Rachmaninoff
Alexandra Maskoff ..Etudes d'excution transcendante #10 in f minor by F. Liszt
Lorelai Lee Swanik...Prelude and Fugue in a minor, from Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 889 by J.S.Bach
Ava Turner ...Alborada del gracioso by Maurice Ravel
Lorelai Lee Swanik
Honorable Mention of Piano Division
Teachers of Winners
7th Annual Festival Audition
Congratulations to all winners and participants!
First Place Winners:
Gian Lorenzo Dupitas
Galina Zisk Rothschild
2019 CSMTA STATE CONFERENCE
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!
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.
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.
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: Sunday, January 10th
We look forward to seeing you and your students soon!