Commissioned Sonatina Award

THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES HAS PASSED. 

The Marsha Wright Commissioned Sonatina Award

Last year, SMTA launched The Marsha Wright Commissioned Sonatina Award, named in honor of the Festival’s Founder. For the inaugural year, we chose an original composition from an SMTA teacher. In 2020, we will choose an original composition from a student of an SMTA member.

We are looking for an early-intermediate level sonatina in three movements, for solo, duet or trio involving any combination of piano, flute, violin and/or viola. A nod to traditional sonata-allegro form is welcome but not necessary; any brief work in several movements will qualify as a sonatina. What is most important is that all parts be playable by early-intermediate level students.

The deadline for submission of a complete sonatina composition was November 1. The works will be judged anonymously by a panel of SMTA members, who will choose one composer. The winner will be announced December 1. The Marsha Wright Commissioned Sonatina Award is $750.

The new sonatina will be presented at The Marsha Wright Sonatina Festival in April, 2020. The Marsha Wright Sonatina Festival is supported by a generous gift from Dorothy Woodcock.