2019 Sonata/Sonatina Festival

Sonata/Sonatina Festival Poster



When:  Saturday, January 26, 2019

Where:  Moreau Center for the Arts, St.Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN

Registration Deadline: December 17, 2018

Nonrefundable Application Fee: MTNA members $ 25 per student; non-members $40 per student

Gold Medalists Recitals: Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Little Theatre, Moreau Center for the Arts, St.Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN (Time:TBA)


  • Participants will perform one movement of any sonatina or sonata without repeats.         

  • He/she may perform the piece (1) memorized or (2) with music for evaluation only.

  •  A copy of the music must be provided to the judges with every measure numbered.

  •  no photocopies are permitted.



Festival participants will perform for one judge. The judge’s decision regarding scores are final. Medals are awarded for the following scores: Gold 94-100, Silver 87-93, Bronze 80-86. The judging room is open only to the contestant, judges and monitor. Teachers will receive their students’ written comment sheets and medals after the conclusion of the event.



Practice rooms will be available prior to the contestant's adjudication time. Contestants may play a brief warm-up before beginning their performance, such as a scale and/or cadence.


Gold Medalists Recitals:

Participants who perform from memory AND receive gold medals will be invited to perform at one of the recitals listed above. Participants who perform at the Gold Medal Recitals will receive a trophy. They will also be given a gift certificate to be used at Shirk's Piano Gallery, Mishawaka, IN after the recital.



  • Elementary division: ages 9 & younger

  • Intermediate division: ages 10 -12

  • Junior division: ages 13 – 15  

  • Senior division: ages 16-18

  • Amateur division: Anyone over 18 who is not studying/pursuing music  professionally

| Questions? |

If you have any questions, contact:

Dr. Geena Kam, festival director
Email: jkam@saintmarys.edu