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Sonatina Festival Details

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REGISTRATION DEADLINE:   September 15, 2017

ELIGIBILITY:  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 “2017 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 repeatsPHOTOCOPIES 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. 

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 2017 Sonata-Sonatina Participation Ribbon.  All decisions by the judges are final.


First PlaceFirst Place Trophy
Second PlaceSecond Place Trophy
Honorable MentionMedal
All EntrantsParticipation 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.




Dr. John Pickett
Department of Music
400 E University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7458

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