Coordinator: Dr. Anne Marie
Registration: Junichi Steven Sato Judging Coordinator: Christopher Goldston Scoring: TBA Medals: TBA Gold Medal Recitals: TBA
IMPORTANT DATES AND VENUES
Registration Open: Saturday, November 4, 2023
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2023
VIDEO AND SCORE SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2024
Festival Venue: Video recorded performance
Judging: February 3 through 11, 2024
Gold Medal Recitals Date: Sunday, February 18, 2024, time(s) TBD
Gold Medal Recitals Venue: Live; location TBD
REGISTRATION AND FEES
$40 per solo ($50 non-member)
$45 per duet ($55 non-member)
FEES CANNOT BE REFUNDED!
Registration and fee payments must be completed online (see below).
Each teacher may sponsor up to fifteen piano solo or string students or five piano duos. Students must be 18 years of age or younger.
Participants perform on recorded video two contrasting movements of (the same) sonatina (exemptions for
one-movement sonatinas; Scarlatti and other short Baroque sonatas are counted as sonatinas) or one movement of a sonata. Solo sonatinas and sonatas must be performed
memorized. Four-hand and two-piano duo repertoire does not have to be memorized. Specific repertoire exceptions are listed below.
Each student must upload an original score of the music. These scores must be in a western language. Scores can
be downloaded from a reputable website as long as there is a marking that the student purchased it and it is licensed for their use (e. g. sheetmusicplus.com).
Photocopies and lack of a score will lead to disqualification.
The videos will be judged by one adjudicator. Top scores will be recognized with medals for their achievements. Students receiving the highest honor, a Gold Medal,
will be featured in the Gold Medal Recital. The Gold Medal Recital will only be held live this year.
Payment must be made with the applications. Registration will not be successful without payment.
All participating teachers are required to volunteer in some capacity to help the Festival run smoothly, mostly on Gold Medal Recital day. These include, but are
not limited to:
Inside or outside room monitor
Teacher may send a reliable adult (18 years or older) in their place, including spouses, friends, parents of students, and even older students or siblings. All
volunteers will be scheduled for a 2-hour shift, but teachers that have a large number of entries may be asked to volunteer additional time or other duties.
VIDEO AND SCORE SUBMISSION GENERAL PROCESS
When teachers register their students, an e-mail with instructions and a link to access a unique Google Drive folder will be sent to the participant (parent) and
teacher e-mail addresses provided. Teachers please note: We do not send this e-mail until your registration is COMPLETE (teacher
registration, student registration(s), and full payment). This e-mail is usually sent within 48 hours of registration. Please be patient.
A Google account is required to upload videos and scores. A Google Drive app may also be needed,
depending on the device.
ONE unedited video of the performance must be uploaded. Two movements of a sonatina must be recorded on a SINGLE video.
The participant’s face, hands, keyboard, and music rack must be showing at all times from a single point of view. If possible, the pedal should also be shown.
Judges reserve the right to disqualify the participant if they cannot determine whether the performance is memorized or not.
The participant (or parent if the student is young) must announce their issued student ID before the performance. Optionally, the participant may use a sheet of
paper or index card with the ID number clearly shown.
The student must NOT announce their name. Likewise, anything that identifies the student’s or teacher’s name must not be included in the video.
The student is encouraged to dress as if for any formal performance.
Please make sure the video size does not exceed 200 MB per minute. Smaller file sizes can be achieved by lowering the bitrate. CAMTA is not responsible for
excessively large files that do not stream well on the judge’s end.
A score of the music being performed with measures numbered must be scanned and uploaded as a SINGLE PDF file. CAMTA will no longer convert non-PDF files.
Once uploaded, the video and score should be checked to make sure they have been uploaded correctly. CAMTA is not responsible for problems with the submitted video
To finalize submission before the deadline, the uploading party must respond to the e-mail instructions to let us know. No changes are allowed once the submission
is finalized. Note: This is an optional step if you would like to receive confirmation. Any open folders at the deadline will be automatically finalized, but no
confirmation will be sent at that point. Any incomplete submissions will be considered “noshows.”
Unfortunately, CAMTA is unable to provide technical assistance with any of the above steps. Once uploaded, the videos should be checked to make sure they have been
uploaded correctly. The Festival Coordinator and other personnel are not responsible for checking or screening video submissions for compliance.
Gold Medal winners are expected to perform live at the Gold Medalists Recital.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS CONCERNING REPERTOIRE
Entrants will play two movements from the same sonatina. In the case of sonatinas with only two movements, the student shall play both movements. The following Sonatas
will count as Sonatinas for this event due to shortness of length and complexity. Two contrasting movements are required.
Haydn Sonatas Hob. XVI/7, 8, and 9
Camidge Sonata No. 6
Scarlatti, Soler and other Baroque sonatas are considered sonatinas due to their length and therefore two must be played
Sonata movements may be a set of variations if they are a single movement of a sonata (ex. Mozart K. 331, 1st movement or Beethoven Op. 26, 1st
movement). The following compositions qualify as sonatas due to the length of the pieces and complexity:
Beethoven Op. 49, No. 1 (G minor)
Beethoven Op. 49, No. 2 (G Major)
Kabalevsky Op. 13, No. 1 (C Major)
Khachaturian Sonatina in C Major
Kuhlau Op. 20, No. 3 (F Major)
Kuhlau Op. 59, No. 1 (A Major)
Kuhlau Op. 59, No. 2 (F Major), 1st movement only
Kuhlau Op. 59, No. 3 (C Major)
Kuhlau Op. 60, No. 2 (A Major)
Kuhlau Op. 60, No. 3 (C Major)
If you wish to consider another work, please contact the festival chair, Dr. Anne Marie Kuhny. For the work to be considered, please provide a scholarly published
source listing it as a sonata or sonatina.
ONLINE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:
STEP 1: TEACHER REGISTRATION
Teachers must first register themselves HERE. Make note
of the amount due so you will know how much to pay in Step 3!
Information you will need to complete the teacher registration:
Contact info (e-mail, name, phone number, mailing address)
Volunteer info, if other than teacher (name, e-mail, phone number)
CAMTA membership status
Number of solo performers participating
Number of duet teams participating
STEP 2: STUDENT REGISTRATION
Teachers should then register their students, each on their own individual form HERE.
Information you will need to complete each solo/duet registration:
Teacher name and email address
Student info (name, parent email)
Whether the student has any siblings also in the event
Repertoire info (composer, title, key, opus or other identifying information, movement number(s) and tempo)
a) ONLINE BANKING, which is the preferred payment method for CAMTA since there is no fee for the transaction. Initiate this through your bank’s online system and
send the amount due from Step 1.
Please put SONATA FEST and the teacher name in the message field.
b) PAYPAL (CAMTA incurs a fee for using this service), which you initiate by clicking on the Donate button below. Once you’re in, please
“donate” the amount due from Step 1. Please look for “add special instructions to the seller” and specify SONATA FEST and the
STEP 4: UPLOAD VIDEO AND SCORE
Once teachers register students and they are processed, an e-mail will be sent to the parent e-mail address provided in STEP 2 above with instructions
on where to upload the video and score. Submissions must be completed by Sunday, January 14th, 2024.