We apologize for the inconvenience as we were experiencing technical difficulties today with our website. We will extend the registration deadline to May 25th 11:59 pm, 2024



We made a typo in the 2024 SSMF handbook. The title of event date are mixed. We apologize for the mistake. The correction has been made to the handbook.  


The 2024 Satori Summer Music Festival is opening for registration:  https://eventregistration.satoricm.net/

Dear Satori Community,

It is again time for our annual Satori Summer Musical Festival!

We are very grateful to the Azusa Pacific University’s School of Music for its continued support of our program, and we hope to enjoy many more years of collaboration with them.

We will once again be hosting the event at Azusa Pacific University.

Event Date:
The competition will take place over four days.
Strings will be hosted on July 13th and 14th,
Piano will be on July 20th and 21th 2024.

Day 1 (Saturday July 13th, 2024) will be all Open and Prodigy categories of Strings, Qualified Categories Age 16 and above group of Strings.
Day 2 (Sunday July 14th, 2024) will be all Qualified categories (Age group 15 and under) and Grand Prize Contest of Strings.
More information can be found in the link below:

Day 3(Saturday July 20th, 2024) will be all Open and Prodigy categories of Piano, Qualified Categories Age 16 and above group of Piano.
Day 4 (Sunday July 21th, 2024) will be all Qualified categories (Age group 15 and under) and Grand Prize Contest of Piano.
More information for Strings can be found in the link below:

Grand Prize:

Grand prize contestants will be chosen from the open and prodigy categories. Eligible candidates will be able to register on site.
If you qualified for the grant prize competition and choose to participate, please go to our reception desk and register after receiving the results.

The tentative schedule of the grand prize  will be: (Strings on July 14th and Piano on July 21th).

Category I: Age groups 9 and under 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Category II: Age groups 10-12  10:15 am – 11:45 pm

Category III: Age groups 13-15 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Category IV: Age groups 16-19 2:45 pm – 4:30 pm

Registration will open on April 22nd  and close on May 23rd , 2024. You won’t need to have decided on your performance piece at the time of registration.

Important Policy:

Each contestant will be allowed to ONLY register for up to 2 solo categories per instrument.


We (Satori CM) believe judging is not only about skill evaluation but also, more importantly, about providing positive feedback, constructive criticism, and encouragement.  In accordance with our beliefs, we continue to improve the guidelines and codes of conduct for our judges to ensure standardization of the judging process.

Results Distribution
The results for a category’s age group will be announced one hour after the group’s completion. The trophy and commenting sheets will be handed out at the same time that the results are announced. We are very grateful for your patience and cooperation in last year’s event. Even with the unprecedented turnout, we were still able to maintain a very efficient process of results distribution. We look forward to your cooperation again in the coming event.

Fee Increase Notice:
Nationwide inflation has significantly increased our cost of operation (venue rental, prize procurement, etc). Unfortunately, we will be increasing registration costs by $10 this year. We thank you for your understanding as we try to organize a fulfilling event for you in the current economy.

Please be on the lookout for additional updates in the coming weeks. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at:
Tel: (626) 446-4638; Fax: (626) 446-0698
Email: satoristrings@live.com
Festival staff will answer as soon as we are able.