The 21st Annual Sonatina Festival aims to raise awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonata and Sonatina musical forms. As many music auditions and competitions are held in the spring, this festival encourages musical preparation during the fall semester by providing a performance goal for pianists of all ages and levels. We hope you’ll participate online (this year) for this exciting music-making event!
Thank you to all who made the 20th Annual (virtual) Sonatina Festival our most successful and well-attended festival in many years! Information about the 2021 festival is here. A sample adjudication form is here. Entry forms and fees are due October 30, 2021.
COVID Protocols for the 2021 Festival: We anticipate lots of changes will happen between now and the end of October, and we will continue to monitor recommendations from the CDC and Dane County Public Health. If you have concerns about in-person auditions, we do have the non-competitive online option this year, but you wouldn’t have to make a call on that (in person or online) until we get closer to the entry deadline. We hope we don’t have to completely go online again this year, but we are prepared to do that if absolutely necessary. Please be prepared for a likely mask requirement of all festival attendees (anyone who enters the building that day). We will also follow other typical health guidelines for COVID in the interest of everyone’s safety, regardless of age or health condition.