The Sonata-Sonatina Festival is currently short-staffed. We need participating teachers to volunteer to help make this event a smashing success!
Contact Dr. Anne Marie Kuhny to discuss what you can do to help.
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 5, 2022
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2022
VIDEO AND SCORE SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2023
Festival Venue: Video recorded performance
Judging: January 28 through February 5, 2023
Gold Medal Recital Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023, time(s) TBA
Gold Medal Recital Venue: Live/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 CAMTA member may sponsor up to fifteen piano solo or string students or five piano duos of high school age and 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 have to be performed
memorized. Four-hand and two-piano duo repertoire does not have to be memorized. NEW THIS YEAR: Specific repertoire exceptions
are listed below.
Each student has to upload an original score of the music. These scores must be in a western language. 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 be live this year.
Please make sure that you indicate for each student his or her preference, a live recital or video showcase,
should he or she earn a Gold medal.
Payment has to be made with the applications. Registration will not be successful without payment.
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 we have BOTH your Teacher Registration and
Student Registration. 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 well.
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, 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 with 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:
Thank you for your interest in the CAMTA Sonata-Sonatina Festival. Registration for this event is currently closed. Links will be made available here when registration