Rachel Howard Sonatina & Sonata Competition

Sonatina and Sonata Repertoire list (revised 6/12/2017)

Directions to GSU-the Standard Building

Online Competition Registration
for members
for non members


Competition Date & Location: October 12, 2019 (Saturday)
Georgia State University –
The Standard Building 91 Fairlie Street, Atlanta, GA 30303
Winners’ recital Date & Location: October 13, 2019 (Sunday)
Piano Works- 2805 Buford Hwy Duluth GA, 30096
Time 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Application deadline: SEPTEMBER 15, 2019
Application fee: NDMTA members:
One Movement: $20
Complete Work: $25Non NDMTA members:
One Movement: $35
Complete Work: $40
Teacher fee: $70
Chairpersons: Viola Tan (violach.tan@gmail.com)
Miao-fen Lin (lukewashington@gmail.com)


Student: School grades K-12


Please register and pay fees on-line

Registration form for members
Registration form for non members

Note: A student may enter to play one movement only and/or complete work of sonatina/sonata. If a student enters to play one movement AND a complete sonatina/sonata, he/she needs to play two DIFFERENT repertoires.

-Each of the following will be sub-categorized into Single Movement and Complete Work
-Pieces that have one movement only will be categorized under One Movement

  • Lower Elementary
  • Upper Elementary
  • Lower Intermediate
  • Mid Intermediate
  • Upper Intermediate
  • Early Advanced Age 13 & younger
  • Early Advanced Age 14 & above
  • Late Advanced
  1. Please use the “suggested” repertoire list as a reference to determine that category for the student. The only category that has age restriction is the Early advanced category:
    Advanced age 13 and younger on September 1 of competition year
    The “suggested” repertoire list was compiled using the repertoire that was entered in the past competitions. We are not limited to only these selections. If the repertoire is not on the list, please email the most difficult page to the chairperson so that the committee can assign it to the appropriate level.
  2. In the lower elementary, upper elementary, and lower intermediate category, there are pieces that do no have Op numbers or any catalog number e.g. sonatinas in C major by Latour, by Haslinger, by Lichner, and others. Please send a photocopy of at least one page of the repertoires with the application form so the competition committee can classify them correctly.


  1. Each participant will receive a certificate with rating and a judge comment sheet. There are three levels of rating: Outstanding Performer, Award of Excellence, and Honorable Mention. Results will be announced at the end of the competition of each category. All the certificates and judges comment sheets will be sent to the teachers after the competition.
  2. Winners from each category will receive winners’ certificates and monetary prizes. Numbers of winners and the amount of monetary prizes will be determined.
  3. Winners will perform and receive prizes at the winners’ recital


  1. Teachers are responsible to submit the application forms, judge comment sheets, and payment for their students on or before the application deadline (see APPLICATION & PAYMENT section above). All documents must be clearly printed or typed.
  2. All teachers entering students in the competition are required to work on the day of the competition. The scheduling of the teacher’s work time and duties will be done shortly after the competition chairperson receives the applications. Teachers will be provided in advance the information about their assignments

*MOST TEACHERS USUALLY TEACH ON SATURDAYS so be prepared to reschedule your regular teaching in order to work at the competition.


  1. Students must play by memory.
  2. Students must have original scores, with measures numbered, and brought to the audition.
  3. Students must be dressed in formal or semi-formal attire. Students wearing inappropriate attire such as jeans, sneaker, and flip-flops will be disqualified.
  4. Students are required to check in at least 20 minutes before assigned performance time.
  5. Parents, please check the venue and the commute in advance of the competition.
  6. Parents and students must maintain a quiet environment while waiting.
  7. Parents will be asked to wait by the registration desk until the student is finished.