2023-2024 CAPMT District 3 Spring Festival 

Sunday, April 21, 2024

1:30-4:30 pm

Venue: St. Mark's Presbyterian Church in Lomita

Chair: Danielle Yi


2022-2023 CAPMT District 3 Spring Festival with judge Dr. Barry Tan

Sunday, April 16, 2023

1:30-4:30 pm

Venue: St. Mark's Presbyterian Church in Lomita

Chair: Danielle Yi


Application Acceptance Period: March 16, 2023--April 2, 2023 at 11:59 pm (Submission Deadline)


Celebrate Spring!

Enroll your students in the CAPMT District 3 Spring Festival!

Repertoire Guidelines

The repertoire for the Spring Festival will be open to all periods and styles.

The format will be non-competitive recitals. Participating students will receive written comments from a well-qualified evaluator.

Repertoire may be one or two pieces, as long as they remain within the time limit.

The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Certificate Program Syllabus will be used as a guide to determine the appropriate level of music for each category. (Please refer to https://www.rcmusic.com/learning/examinations/academic-resources-and-policies/syllabi-look-for-any-syllabus-below.)

Category Time Limits

Elementary (Prep A through level 2) - 5 minutes

Intermediate (Levels 3 through Level 6) - 7 minutes

Advanced (Levels 7 through 10 and higher) - 12 minutes

Application Fees 

Elementary Solo- $30

Elementary Ensemble- $40

Intermediate Solo- $40

Intermediate Ensemble- $50

Advanced Solo- $50

Advanced Ensemble- $60

(Online Application Form is available for Solo students only. If you have ensemble entries, please contact Danielle Yi @ springfestival@capmtdistrict3.org)


Meet the Judge

Remarked in the Boston Globe for his "mesmerizing performance", Canadian pianist Barry Tan is enjoying a career as an active soloist, collaborative artist, and educator in Los Angeles, California. Most recently, Barry was a prize winner at the Vancouver International Music Competition, winning the prize for the Best Overall Performance of a Canadian work. He has performed as a soloist with the University of Victoria Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra, the Harmonia Chamber Orchestra, the University of Southern California Symphony Orchestra, and the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra.


In addition to maintaining his private studio, Barry serves as an Adjunct Professor of Music at California Baptist University, Collinsworth School of Music. His teaching load includes applied private instruction, chamber ensemble, and recital coaching. Previously, Barry served as a studio teaching assistant to the piano faculty at the University of Southern California. His duties included lecturing group piano sequence classes to music and non-music majors, as well as private instruction to piano majors from the undergraduate to doctorate levels. His pedagogy expertise has been presented at the Florida State Music Teachers Conference, the California Association of Professional Music Teachers, and the MTNA National Collegiate Conference.

In demand as a collaborative pianist in recitals, concerts, and recordings, Barry's collaborative work has led him to various performances and recordings with instrumentalists, choral groups, and singers throughout North America. Most recent performances include collaborating with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, serving as one of the official pianists for the 2021 Primrose International Viola Competition, on staff at the 2022 Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, and currently, serving as a collaborative pianist at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles.

Watch the past year's Virtual Spring Festival:

2018 District 3 Spring Festival with judge for the event, USC Professor Antoinette Perry 

Questions or issues with application form?