Sonatina & Sonata Festival

The purpose of the Sonatina & Sonata Festival is to provide students an opportunity to perform for feedback in a recital format. Founded in 2003, this annual festival is open to students of all levels and ages, and participants are required to perform any single movement of a work entitled “Sonatina” or “Sonata”. All performers must submit an original copy of the music with all measures clearly numbered. Each student receives a comment sheet, certificate, and medal (if applicable) that is given to their AMTA teacher at the conclusion of the festival. There is no limit to the number of student entries a teacher may submit.

Location: Youtube Premiere event (online) 

Date:  October 31, 2020 (Saturday) 

Application + Video Deadline:  October 20, 2020 (Tuesday) 

Fee: $25.00



  1. One movement from a work titled “Sonatina” or “Sonata” must be performed (memory optional for 2020). The sonatina or sonata work may come from any musical period. Works selected from larger sonatina or sonata album collections that are not sonatinas or sonatas do not qualify for this festival.
  2. Each student a must submit a copy of the music being performed with each measure clearly numbered. This music will be used for the judge's reference. Neither the student’s nor the teacher’s names may appear on the score.
  3. A student may perform on more than one instrument, provided the different teachers are both members of AMTA. If a student performs on more than one instrument, two applications must be submitted and two festival fees must be paid.
  4. No transcriptions or arrangements for piano are allowed.
  5. If a teacher has any questions regarding repertoire, he should contact the chairperson prior to submitting the festival applications.
  6. No repertoire change will be permitted after the application deadline unless the chairperson requests a change due to an inappropriate choice.
  7. Students will receive a comment sheet, a certificate of participation, and an award medal (if applicable). Performances will be rated Gold, Silver, or Bronze. Students may also perform for comments only and forego a rating. Students wishing to perform for comments only need to check the required field of the festival application. No award medals will be given out for comments only students.
  8. This event will be an online Youtube Premiere (see video requirements below) 
  9. Since the event premieres on Halloween 🎃 , performers are welcome and encouraged to perform in costume if desired! Otherwise, they are encouraged to dress nicely in their video. Performers should bow at the conclusion of their performance


REGISTRATION PROCESS:   Application & Video Submission 

To register a student for the Sonatina & Sonata Festival teachers must complete the following steps:


  1. Complete the online application + payment found on the website. Click here to begin: REGISTER ONLINE
  2. Record a video performance of a single movement of a sonatina or sonata.  In this video the follow requirements should be met:

- Students hands, face, and fingers need to be completely visible in the video 

- Video must be one continuous shot from a single angle (no edits please) 

3. Submit the video for the festival by October 20, 2020.  This is to be done through the means of an online file transfer.  The two preferred transfer methods are:

-This does not require creating a WeTransfer Account 

- You can use this service through your phone OR computer 

- Just drop the video file into the home from your browser page 

- You can send more than one video file at a time (up to 2GB free)

- Include your teacher email address 

- Send files or links to 

- Include the name of the students and teacher in the Message box

- For short instructional video link click:  HERE

 Google Drive

-This requires a google account 

-For instructional video link click:  HERE

-Send file links to

-Include the name of the student and teacher with each link please 


- Send a Youtube video link (this will not work for this Sonatina/Sonata festival) 

- Email the video file itself (they are usually too big).   

- Use the AMTA website to send video (there is no place in the application form for this)

If you have any questions or need assistance please contact co-chair Jonathan Klein @ 706-296-8102 (call/text) or email

4.  Deliver copies of Sonatina or Sonata sheet music.  Please have all measured numbered and clearly labeled to indicate student performer.  Delivery can be done by simply dropping off your student music copies to Jonathan Klein’s studio porch.  There will be a festival dropbox at this location for you to place the scores in.  The studio address is:

170 Woodstone Dr. / Athens, GA / 30605 

If alternative delivery arrangements need to be made please contact co-chair Jonathan Klein @ 706-296-8102 (call/text) or email

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