Sonata/Sonatina Festival - Information

Chairpersons: Mary Ann Jozwiak Kovch

Event Date: May 2023, date TBD

Location: First Baptist Church of Springfield
7300 Gary Street, Springfield, VA 22150 This will be in-person only. No virtual option

Application Deadline: TBD
Application available on the website at

Payment: Please send the completed application and one check for the total amount due ($20 per event) to:

Mary Ann Jozwiak Kovch
7568 Vogels Way, Springfield, VA 22153
Please make checks payable to the Springfield Music Club..

Judging: Please see SMC Sonata-Sonatina judging page. Judging sheets may be found online.

Entry Requirements

  1. There are three levels in the Sonatina-Sonata Festival (comparable to Springfield Festival). This year will be Piano only.

    Level 1: Beginner - Primary IV (Elementary Sonatina)

    Level 2: Elementary I - Medium (Sonatina, Simple Sonata)

    Level 3: Moderately Difficult and above(Sonata)

  2. All current Covid protocols in effect at the time will be followed.

  3. Each student must play one or more movements of a published Sonata/Sonatina. At least 20 measures in length. Performance should not exceed 10 minutes. An ABA form piece will no longer qualify. The piece need not have Sonatina in its title, but MUST be part of a larger work that is called Sonatina. Any number of movements may be played, not to exceed 10 minutes.The chairman will determine any disqualifications based on judges' comments. Their decision will be final. Please ask if you are not sure of something.

  4. All music must be memorized and played in its entirety with no repeats. D.C. al Fine and D.S. al Coda are to be observed. No Xerox or computer generated copies of music will be allowed.

  5. Time scheduling:  Each student may choose from a 2 hour block of time. Block1-8:30-10:30am. Block 2-10:30-12:30. Block 3-1:30-3:30 pm. Block 4- 3:30-5:30pm These requests will be honored, but once scheduled, no changes will be made. Please indicate these requests on the Application Form.

  6. Judging Commitment:  Teachers entering 5 students or less must judge 1 block of time (2 hours). Teachers with 6 - 9 students must judge 2 blocks of time. Teachers with 10-14 students must judge 3 blocks of time.More than 15 students must judge all day. The required time may include things such as set-up, break down, audit room, check-in, etc. If a teacher is unable to judge the required time in person, the SMC Policy on substitute judges will apply.

  7. Ratings:  Ratings will be given. They will be Superior, Excellent, Satisfactory or Needs Improvement. A rating of Superior must be given by one judge to receive a trophy.Each year of participation yields a different trophy, so it’s very important the teacher requests the correct year for the trophy. The chairman will not be responsible if the wrong year is requested.

  8. Trophy Pick-up:  TBA by Marietta Morris

  9. Judging sheets: May be found at the website,