Sonata/Sonatina Competition

2021-2022 CAPMT District 3 Sonata/Sonatina Competition

Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022

Venue: Los Angeles Harbor College in Wilmington

Application Fees: TBD

Chair: Lina Lee

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.


(All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.)