Sonata/Sonatina Competition

2020-2021CAPMT District 3 Sonata/Sonatina Competition

Chair: Lina Lee

Application and Video Submission Acceptance Period: April 9, 2021 - May 9, 2021 at 11:59 PM (Submission Deadline)

Results Announcement: May 23, 2021 via email from the Chair to the teachers.

Format: Virtual

Students will upload a file of their performance video on the online application form. YouTube link will not be accepted. The videos will be compiled into a YouTube Playlist for all judges to review and adjudicate. The competition is closed to the public.

Application Form: Online Application

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, 2021.

2) Applicant if he/she is 18 years old or older as of April 1, 2021


Surcharge of $50 will be added to non-CAPMT members' students


Applicants must enter the proper category according to age as of April 1, 2021 (revised 2019). A proof-of-age document to verity age (e.g. birth certificate, passport, driver license) is required for each applicant and must be upload during the online application process.

Rules and Guidelines

  1. The competition is for piano students only.

  2. A student may apply for multiple categories; however, different repertoire must be used for each category in which the student is competing.

  3. There is no time limit. The judges will listen to the entire performance.

  4. Music must be memorized.

  5. Submission of the music score is not requested.

  6. Video must be submitted by uploading a video file on the online application form. YouTube link will not be accepted.


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.

Sonata Categories

Any Sonata from the standard repertoire may be submitted, including but not limited to Sonatas by Clementi, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven (Op. 49 is not included), Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Dello-Joio, Barber, etc. Sonatas by Scarlatti are not included.


  • Video does not need to be of professional quality as long as the image and audio are clear to the viewer.

  • Use landscape (horizontal) setting, not portrait (vertical) setting.

  • No strong light from a window or lamp should be in the background.

  • Video must show the student’s face (profile is acceptable) and hands at all times.

  • Video must be a single recording in one take, and must not be edited.

  • For the Complete Categories, all movements may be recorded in one continuous video OR each movement may be recorded in a separate video and be stitched into one video recording.

  • There must not be any verbal or non-verbal communication in the video such as announcing the applicant’s name or the teacher’s name.

  • Applications will not be accepted for unviewable links.

  • Audio recordings will not be accepted.


(All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.)