Baroque, Classical, and Sonatina Piano Festival

Artists Pianos, Dewitt, NY

Date of Festival: 3/20/2021 

Application Deadline: 2/22/2021



1.  The purpose of this festival is for students to explore, prepare, and play one selection from the Baroque and/or Classical periods or one movement from a Sonatina.  Arrangements or simplifications are allowed for the Baroque and Classical pieces.  The Sonatina may be from any period but must be in original form. Memorization is encouraged but not mandatory.  


2.  Each student will have 3-8 minutes of performance time.  Students will be scored on a 100 point list.  Students that achieve between 96-100 points will receive a trophy.  Those scoring below 96 will receive a ribbon.


3.  Scheduling will begin by filling up the Saturday blocks first.  Additional studios will be scheduled for Friday afternoon. There will be no make-up days or registration refunds if cancelling 5 days before the event.  Forms will be kept by the judges and returned to the teacher in a timely manner. Scores will be emailed to the teachers that weekend.


Teacher Information:


  • Complete the Studio Information Form.


  • Collect the registration fee of $20 per event or $50 for all 3 events. Each student may enter 1 piece per each event.   


  • Provide a typed list of students including the composer, movement, opus information and time of each piece. If your studio is entering multiple events, please list each event separately.    


  • Mail 1 teacher check (made payable to CNYAMT), the studio information form, and a typed list of your students’ event or events entered.  If your studio is entering multiple events, please list each event separately.


  • Bring 1 copy of the completed Student Rating Form, 2 copies of the Piano Festival Student List, and an original copy of the music for the judge. Please notate any changes in the score.


  • Nice casual or concert attire is appropriate.  No jeans or sweat pants.


Contact the Chairman with questions:

James Vatter:

2021 Piano Festival Parent Information Letter

2021 Piano Festival Student List

2021 Piano Festival Rating Form

2021 Piano Festival Studio Information Sheet

2019 Piano Festival Awards