Sonatina Food & Gardens

Delicious and nutritious food is a big part of piano camp. We’ve been told that some folks come to camp specifically for the food! Food is served family-style and presented on an oversized chopping block for Sonata and Intermezzo Piano Camps and on a long serving table under the big tent in the backyard for Summer Sonatina. Faculty and staff join students for all meals, sitting at the same tables to carry on discussions about piano and music. Most dietary requirements are accommodated: vegetarian, vegan, nut allergies, lactose intolerant and gluten-free. Breakfast offerings include a variety of: granola, steel-cut oatmeal, eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, pancakes, yogurt, fresh fruit, bagels and cream cheese, coffee, tea, OJ. Lunch is usually a salad bar, sandwiches, grilled cheese, soups and leftovers from dinner the night before. Dinner may include: spruced up fish, meat, chicken, tofu, or seitan, a main vegetable, salad and a decadent or lighter fare dessert.


We also maintain a vegetable garden almost year round. Although we are in zone 5 we can extend the seasons by growing in an unheated 24ft x 32ft greenhouse. With additional outdoor beds we can usually supply most of the produce for the camps from May until November. Matt typically begins the indoor process of seeding in late January and finishes by September to account for most sonata camp meals. Everything is grown using organic methods. In the colder months there may be some overwintering greens or root vegetables in the greenhouse depending on the season.