Sonatina Festival

Springfield Music Club

Sonatina Festival

MEA Piano Studio - Keyboard

Every May


The Springfield Music Clubs holds an annual Sonatina Festival for music students in Northern Virginia. This festival is a fun opportunity for students to study classical music in the form of Sonatinas. Students of all ages and levels get to perform in a non-competitive setting and receive feedback from other piano instructors.

Festivals are not competitions. Students are judged based solely on their own performance and their own music. (Even when someone play the same piece!)  This festival has two ratings: Pass or Fail. Students that pass receive a special trophy based on their years of participation. In order to pass, students must follow all of the rules and requirements.


The Jazz-Blues Festival is held at First Baptist Church of Springfield which is located in Springfield, Virginia. Students are assigned a specific performance time and must stay for the entire hour to listen to other students.


Normally on the first weekend of May.


The recital fee is $18 per student. For students performing ensembles, the fee is $15 per student.


Important!!!!! If these rules are not followed students will “fail” the festival and will not receive their trophy!!!!!!

  1. Participants may perform one or two movements from the same Sonatina.
  2. All music must be memorized.
  3. Each movement must be twenty measures or longer.
  4. No Xerox copies or computer generated music.
  5. The sonatina must be commercially published.


Sonatina Application Form

Sonatina Festival BLANK Judging Sheet