2023 Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival

June 27 - July 17, 2023
Tuition-Free at University of South Florida, Tampa

2023 Important Information

  • RPPF is for solo piano only.
  • You must complete the on-line application.
  • Attendance for the entire festival is mandatory (June 27-July 17).
  • You must be fluent in English.
  • Submit 3 contrasting style periods and 3 video files.
  • Please label your submission videos in English.
  • Deadline is midnight March 1, 2023.
  • Please be vaccinated!

You must be 18 years old by June 27, 2023 to attend RPPF and live in dormitory housing.

The RPPF Application

Application fee is $85.

Complete the on-line application form.

Do you need early admission?

Other questions? please email us!

Application fee is NON-refundable

Acceptance/Registration

Notification of acceptance will be e-mailed by midnight March 6, 2023. All admission results are sent to your email address as listed on the application form. Please use the email address you check most often. When accepted you must notify RPPF of your decision by midnight March 10, 2023 and submit your NON-refundable registration by credit card or Pay Pal* to hold your spot for the festival. Your registration fee includes a lot! CLICK HERE for the complete list.

*Please include the name of applicant in English. If you pay with a relative’s credit card please be sure to state your own name.

Audition Repertoire

Please submit 3 pieces total in 3 contrasting styles.
(i.e. Bach, Chopin, Kapustin or Mozart, Liszt, Ravel)

One of the three pieces should be a virtuoso etude or virtuosic piece.

You may submit selection(s) from multi-movement works.

Total time: about 20 minutes.
(Remember: 3 distinct contrasting styles!)

It is fine if your total time is a bit long or short…..it is okay either way!

Concerto movements are not acceptable

Registration & Optional Fees

RPPF Registration

Festival Cost $795

Optional Expenses

Early Dorm One Night: $65

Parking: $65

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The Steinway pianos at USF are made possible by the kind assistance of the Music Gallery, Clearwater, Florida. THANK YOU!