Sonatina Festival Success

Last Updated on 2024-02-17 | Originally Posted on 2017-12-17

Two of my students participated in the Sonatina Celebration 2017 held at NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) on November 11, 2017. The group sponsoring this, the NW Arkansas Music Teachers Association, is a local affiliate of the Arkansas State and National Music Teachers Association.

Each of the students must perform two movements of a piece with Sonatina or Sonata in the title. This is essentially a public performance, with parents, teachers, and a judge in the audience. Even the most confident kids will admit to being a little nervous at first.

However, competition is not the goal, since each student can attain the highest award if they play their piece exceptionally well.

Below are my students from Sonatina Celebration 2017, playing a four-hand arrangement at a piano lesson.

Sonatina Festival participants

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