A-Z Index

Sonatina-Sonata Festival

2nd Annual Sonatina-Sonata Festival
Sunday, January 26, 2025
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Honors Recital

Honors Recital

Sunday, January 26, 2025
4:00 p.m.

Charles Johnson Theatre
Northwest Missouri State University

High School Juniors and Seniors may be awarded

Piano Scholarships

to attend Northwest Missouri State University after high school graduation


To encourage piano students to study sonatas, both solo and collaborative sonatas. To provide students the experience of performing on a University campus and hear other students play similar repertoire. To provide students feedback, reflections, and advice on their playing from University faculty. To encourage continued study and participation over multiple years, students will receive a certificate of participation.


January 26, 2025
3:00-5:30 p.m.

Tentative Schedule

  • 3:00-3:30 p.m.  Welcome and Masterclass
  • 3:30-3:50 p.m.  Practice Time
  • 4:00-5:15 p.m.  Honors Recital
  • 5:15-5:30 p.m.  Awards


Audition by VIDEO submission. Details in the application link (see below).

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted on or before January 1, 2025.

Entry Fee

$45.00 per student (non-refundable)


Students in grades 4 through 12 (and age 19 or younger)


Students can choose any sonata or sonatina from any time period and play:

  • 1 movement
  • 2 or more movements (from the SAME work, but mvts need NOT be contrasting)

Time Limitations

20 MINUTE LIMIT for complete works.  10 MINUTE LIMIT for 2 movements!

Entrant results and feedback

All participants will receive a video response/critique of their performance from the festival judges. Select students will be invited to perform in an Honors Recital on the Northwest Missouri State University campus.


It is HIGHLY recommended that performances be from memory – except for piano duets, 2-piano works, or collaborative works such as Sonatas for Piano and Violin, Flute and Piano, (etc) [which are encouraged]. (Important: do NOT take repeats.)


A $75 prize may be awarded for outstaning performances of a solo or collaborative works [collaborative works HIGHLY encouraged] (works for piano duet, 2-pianos, piano/organ/harpsicord and another instrument(s), etc.)


The Honors Recital schedule will be based on the performance times that you submit. Please be sure timings are accurate!


Registration not open yet.


For further information, contact:

Anthony Olson
Professor of Music and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies

Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Dr.
Maryville, MO  64468