2022-2023 CAPMT District 3 Sonata/Sonatina Piano Competition 

Chair: Lina Lee


Date: Saturday, May 6th, 2023

Application period Begins: March 6, 2023

Application Deadline: April 6, 2023 at 11:59 PM

Venue: St. Mark's Presbyterian Church (24027 Pennsylvania Ave, Lomita, CA 90717)

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, 2023.

2) Applicant if he/she is 18 years old or older as of April 1, 2023

CAPMT District 3 Sonata/Sonatina Competition Rules and Guidelines

Categories & Fees


Elementary A (7 & under)

Sonatina: One Movement - $40.00

Elementary B (8–9)

Sonatina: One Movement - $40.00

Elementary Complete (9 and under)

Sonatina: Complete - $45.00


Intermediate A (10–11)

Sonatina: One Movement - $45.00

Intermediate B (12–14)

Sonatina: One Movement - $45.00

Intermediate C (15–18)

Sonatina: One movement - $45.00 

Intermediate Complete (10–18)

Sonatina: Complete - $50.00


Advanced A (11 and under) 

Sonata: One Movement - $50.00

Advanced B (12–14)

Sonata: One Movement - $50.00 

Advanced C (15–18)

Sonata: One Movement - $50.00

Advanced Complete 1 (12 and under)

Sonata: Complete - $55.00

Advanced Complete 2 (13-18)

Sonata:Complete - $55.00


Collegiate 1 (Music Major)

Sonata: One Movement - $55.00

Collegiate 2 (Music Major)

Sonata: Complete - $60.00


Adult 1 (18 & above)

Sonata: One Movement - $55.00

Adult 2 (18 & above)

Sonata: Complete - $60.00


(All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.)


1st Place - $80.00

2nd Place - $60.00

Honorable Mention(s)  

One Movement

1st Place - $60.00

2nd Place - $45.00

Honorable Mention(s)


Applicants must enter the proper category according to age as of April 1, 2023. 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.


Sonatina Categories

Any sonatina from the standard repertoire may be submitted, including but not limited to sonatinas by Clementi, Diabelli, Kuhlau, Dussek, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven (including the Sonatas Op. 49), Attwood, Gurlitt, Wanhal, Schumann, Kabalevsky, Khatchaturian, Bastien, Alexander, etc.

Newly revised as of this year;

*Haydn Sonata Hob. XVI/1, 4, 7, 8, 9 and10 will be in the Sonatina Category 

*Bartok Sonatina will be in the Sonatina Category 

Sonata Categories  

Any sonata from the standard repertoire may be submitted, including but not limited to sonatas by Clementi, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Dello-Joio, Barber, etc.  Scarlatti Sonatas are not considered as Sonatas and are not acceptable in the Sonata Category. 

Newly revised as of this year;

*Ravel Sonatine will be in the Sonata Category.

*Mozart Sonata K. 545 will be in the Sonata Category 


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:



Hospitality Provider

Check-In: Morning

Check-In: Early Afternoon

Check-In: Late Afternoon

Room Monitor: Morning

Room Monitor: Early Afternoon

Room Monitor: Late Afternoon

Lunch Provider: (purchase and delivery- will be reimbursed)

Please email Lina Lee at sonatasonatinacompetition@capmtdistrict3.org with the position(s) you’ll be able to cover for the event and any other questions.