The PPMTA Non-competitive Sonatina Festival was held on Saturday, March 4 at Graner Music recital hall. Many thanks to owner Charlotte Baker for allowing us to use this wonderful venue for our events! There were 54 students of 16 different teachers entered in the event. Three recitals were held in the morning with Sam Welsh and Gayle Grace serving as the judges. Each student performed one memorized movement of a sonatina and received written comments from one of the judges. They were given a medal of participation after their performance.
This festival is an excellent opportunity for students to get practice performing in a recital setting outside of their studio recitals. They get a chance to hear other students of various levels play and also get exposed to a lot of music they wouldn’t hear otherwise. I highly recommend PPMTA teachers to encourage their students to give this festival a try!
Sylvia Holt, NCTM and Dee Boatman
Non-Competitive Sonatina Festival