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Department of Music
Phone: (509) 963-1216
Fax: (509) 963-1239

October 17, 2020

Dear Teachers:

We regret to inform you that due to the health situation in our state, we will not be holding the Sonatina festival this fall. We wish you much continued success with your teaching and your students' performances, and we hope for your good health in this difficult time.


Young child playing piano on concert hall stage.The Sonata-Sonatina Festival gives students of high school age and younger the opportunity to perform before a judge, compete with other students and receive a critique of their performance. Repertoire list may be found at the bottom of this page.


Student age qualifications: Elementary – High School


The festival is divided into 14 levels with each level represented by a Sonatina or Sonata selected from the “2018 Sonata-Sonatina Repertoire List”. There is no age restriction for a student entering at any level. However, a student may enter only one level at this event. Students are required to play their pieces by memory and to present their music to the judges. All measures are to be numbered. Because of the length of some selections, pieces are to be performed with no repeats. Photocopies will not be accepted.

The McIntyre Music building will open at 7:15 AM. Students should be in the building 15 minutes prior to their scheduled audition. Students’ audition times with their room assignments will be posted on the south wall of the Lobby. The adjudicators will select two winners, who will be unranked until their performance in one of the Honors Recitals. The Winners’ names and the time of their recital will also be posted on the south Lobby wall. The first recital will begin at 12:00 PM. Students must perform on recitals in order for them to receive their trophies.

Teachers may pick up their adjudication packets once all of their students have been adjudicated. These packets will be distributed at the Information Desk located in the Lobby. Parents may pick up packets only with written permission from the teacher.

Awards and Honors Recital

Up to two students from each level may be chosen to perform in the Honors Recitals. As many as three Honorable Mentions may also be given for each level. At the Honors Recitals, a group of three judges will give a first and second place trophy for the most outstanding performances at the Honors Recital. All participants in the CWU Sonata-Sonatina Festival will receive a 2018 Sonata-Sonatina Participation Ribbon. All decisions by the judges are final.

Level Awards

  • First Place - First Place Trophy
  • Second Place -Second Place Trophy
  • Honorable Mention - Medal
  • All Entrants - Participation Ribbon

First and Second place trophies will be awarded after each recital. Honorable Mention awards will be presented at the Information Table. Participation ribbons will be given after each student has performed their piece in the preliminaries.

Contact Information

Department of Music
400 E University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7458

  • 2020 Repertoire List

    2020 Sonatina Festival Repertoire

    • Level 1, Sonatina on Five Notes, by Oscar Bolck. Allegretto, page 8. The Joy of First Classics, Book 2. Yorktown Music Press.
    • Level 2. Sonatina in C Major, by Cornelius Gurlitt. Moderato, page 28. The Joy of First Classics, Book 2. Yorktown Music Press.
    • Level 3. Sonatina in C Major, Mvt. 2, Trumpet Minuet, Moderato, page 17,by William Duncombe. World’s Greatest Sonatinas. Alfred Publishing.
    • Level 4. Sonatina in G Major, Mvt. 1, Moderato, by Ludwig van Beethoven. The Joy of Sonatinas, page 27. Yorktown Music Press.
    • Level 5. Sonatina in G Major, Op. 168, No. 2, by Antonio Diabelli. Allegro moderato, page 75. The Joy of Sonatinas, Yorktown Music Press.
    • Level 6. Sonatina in F Major, Mvt. 2, Rondo: Allegro, by Ludwig van Beethoven. Page 44, The Joy of Sonatinas. Yorktown Music Press.
    • Level 7. Sonata in G Major, Op. 49, no. 2, Mvt. 1, Allegro ma non troppo, by Ludwig van Beethoven, page 69, Celebrate Beethoven, Volume 1. Frederick Harris Music
    • Level 8. Sonata in G Major, L. 90, by Domenico Scarlatti. Allegro, page 14, Classics to Moderns, Early Advanced, Vol 47. Music for Millions. Hal Leonard Pub.
    • Level 9. Sonatina Op. 13, No. 1, Mvt. 3, Presto, page 146,by Dmitri Kabalevsky. Essential Keyboard Repertoire. Volume 3. Alfred Pub.
    • Level 10. Sonata in F Major, K. 280, Mvt. 3, Presto, page 20, by W.A. Mozart. Mozart: Sonatas for Piano. Presser Co.
    • Level 11. Sonata in C# Minor, Hob. 36, Mvt. 1, Moderato, page 52. Joseph Haydn: Sonatas for Piano, Bk. 2. Schirmer Co.
    • Level 12. Sonatine, Mvt. 2: Movement de menuet, page 147, by Maurice Ravel. Classic to Moderns, Vol. 47, Hal Leonard Co.
    • Level 13. Sonata in C Minor, Op. 13 (“Pathetique”), Mvt. 1, Grave/Allegro di molto e con brio, by Ludwig van Beethoven. Page 230, Vol. 1, ABRSM Pub.
    • Level 14. Sonate (1924), Movement 1 (No expression mark.), by Igor Stravinsky. Boosey and Hawkes Pub.