2023-2024 CAPMT District 3 Sonata/Sonatina Piano Competition 

Chair: Marina Kalantarova


Date: Sunday, May 5, 2024

Venue: Westside Music Conservatory
12424 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles (Brentwood), CA 90025 

(SE corner of Wilshire at Centinela Avenue)

Application: Online at capmtdistrict3.org

Application submission must be made by:

1) A parent or legal guardian if the applicant is 17 years old or younger as of April 1, 2024.

2) Applicant if he/she is 18 years old or older as of April 1, 2024.

Application Deadline: April 5, 2024 at 11:59 PM


CAPMT District 3 Sonata/Sonatina Competition Rules and Guidelines

Age Determination

Applicants must enter the proper category according to age as of April 1, 2024. A proof-of-age document to verity age (e.g., birth certificate, passport, driver license) is required for each applicant and must be uploaded during the online application process.


One Movement Category- $55
Complete Category- $65
(Surcharge of $60 will be added to the non-CAPMT members’ students.)

Categories and Time Limit:

One Movement Category - All Categories: 5-minute time limit

Category A 7 and Younger

Category B 8-9 

Category C 10-11

Category D 12-13

Category E 14-15

Category F 16-18
Collegiate (Music Major/Music Minor)
Adult (19 and older/Non-Music Major or Non-Music Minor)

Complete Categories

Category 1 9 and younger: 10-minute time limit
Category 2 10-12: 10-minute time limit
Category 3 13-15:  15-minute time limit
Category 4 16-18: 15-minute time limit
Collegiate (Music Major/Music Minor): 15-minute time limit
Adult (19 and older/Non-Music Major or Non-Music Minor): 15-minute time limit


All Categories
1st Place  - $100
2nd Place, 3rd Place - No Cash Awards

Honorable Mention(s) - No Cash Awards

All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.
Judges do not have to name any place winners or honorable mentions.


Important Reminder

Participating teachers are expected to help at the event. Because of the importance and prestige of the competition, it is essential that there is a sufficient number of workers throughout the duration of the event to ensure that the event is running smoothly, fairly, consistently and professionally, in strict adherence to the rules and procedures governing it. The competition chair will remain in the audition room throughout the competition. The following positions are needed; Please sign up for one or more of the following tasks:

Please email Marina kalantarova at marina@creativepianostudio.com with the position(s) you’ll be able to cover for the event and any other questions.