The 2023 Theme Festival theme is Music of the 20th/21st Century Era.
The Theme Festival is a judged event designed to motivate students to strive for a higher level of preparation and musical polish by rewarding students for their hard work. It serves as an excellent entry level competition and aims to encourage students in their musical pursuits. Students are encouraged to participate, as a large number of prizes are awarded. The Festival theme rotates according to a 3-year cycle: 20th/21st Century (2023, 2026) -- Romantic/Impressionist (2024, 2027) -- Classical (2022, 2025). (20 participation points)
Program Coordinators: Chang Xie Contact via Email
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Location: Citrus College
1000 West Foothill Boulevard
Glendora, CA 91741
area map // campus map
Park in Lot S1 (Parking Permit is required) and enter the RA (Recording Technology) Building. Events are held in
the Choral Room.
Eligibility Requirement: None. Open to all instruments. Performers must provide their own accompanist, if applicable.
Repertoire Requirement: Any solo repertoire that complies with the year's theme. If you are unsure about the eligibility of a
piece, please refer to the CM syllabus.
All music must be performed from memory. (Exceptions: Strings and Woodwinds)
Categories: Students may register for one of 3 category groups based on level. Levels must be selected according to the level of
the specific repertoire as outlined in the CM syllabus, not according to the student's overall CM level. If performing
multiple pieces, the category should be selected based on the highest level piece.
Category A Elementary (Levels P-3)
Category B Intermediate (Levels 4-7)
Category C Advanced (Levels 8-10)
After registration, the category groups may be further subdivided into smaller categories based on age.
Time Limits: Category A - 3 minutes
Category B - 5 minutes
Category C - 8 minutes
If a student goes over the time limit, he or she may be stopped but will not be penalized.
Entry Fees: Category A - $40.00
Category B - $40.00
Category C - $45.00
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, October 19, 2023
Students must provide one copy of their music for the adjudicators. NO PHOTOCOPIES!! If a score is out of print, the student must acquire a Permission of Photocopy from the publisher and produce it at the event. Students who bring a photocopy without permission or bring no music at all will not be eligible for a prize.
Results will be posted on the website (under Members' Corner) by the end of the day.
Prizes: First, Second and Third Places are selected in each sub-category. Ties are acceptable.
Winners will be presented their trophies at the Awards Recital in June.
Please note that it is the duty of the teacher to ensure that students and their parents have read and understand the rules outlined in the Student/Parent Guidelines for Recitals & Competitions.
1) Complete registration for students online.
2) Complete and print out the Teacher Cover Page.
3) Mail entry fees and the completed cover page to the Program Coordinator.
Entry fees must be postmarked by the day after the registration deadline and are non-refundable once scheduling has been completed. Please send one check per studio (from teacher, not parent or student) payable to Music Teachers' Association of CA.