Sonatina/Sonata Festival 2024
Information Sheet


  • Mary Ann Jozwiak Kovch
  • Sunny Wu

Event Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2024

Location: First Baptist Church of Springfield 7300 Gary Street, Springfield, VA 22150

Registration Fee: $25 per event

Deadline: April 6th, 2024 (Postmarked or hand-delivered. Application available on the website,

Payment: Please send the completed application and one check for the total amount, payable to the Springfield Music Club, to:

Mary Ann Jozwiak Kovch
7568 Vogels Way, Springfield, VA 22153

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. Vocal Art Song: (comparable to Art Song in Spring Festival)

    Level 1: Primary - K thru Elementary 3

    Level 2: Junior 1-3

    Level 3: Senior 1 and higher

  3. Each student must play one or more movements of a published Sonata/Sonatina OR sing one Art Song at least 20 measures in length. At least one movement of the Sonata/Sonatina must be a minimum of 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. Vocal students may choose any Art Song selection from current or past NFMC Festival Bulletins. Piano Duets, Original Compositions, or Musical theater categories are NOT acceptable. The chairmen 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. Vocal students may be “a capella” or accompanied. No Xerox or computer generated copies of music will be allowed.

  5. Time scheduling:  Each student may choose from the following time blocks:

    • Block 1 - 8:30-10:30 am
    • Block 2 - 10:30-12:30 pm
    • Block 3 - 1:30-3:30 pm
    • Block 4 - 3:30-5:30 pm
    These requests will be honored, but once scheduled, no changes will be made. Please indicate these requests on the Application Form.

  6. Judging Commitment: 

    • 4 students or less, -choose 1 block
    • 5-8 students- choose 2 blocks
    • 9-12 students- choose 3 blocks
    • 13 or more- choose 4 blocks

  7. Ratings:  Ratings will be given. They will be Superior, Excellent, Satisfactory or Needs Improvement. The student must receive a Superior from at least one judge to receive a trophy.

  8. Trophy Pick-up:  TBA

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