2021 Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival

July 6 - July 25, 2021
Tuition-Free at University of South Florida, Tampa

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2021 Summer Application

  • RPPF is for solo piano only.
  • Please be aware that you are expected to be in residence for the entire festival.
  • You must be fluent in English.
  • You must have 3 style periods and a minimum of two video files.
  • Please label your submissions in English.
  • Deadline is midnight March 2, 2021.

You must be 18 years old by July 6, 2021 to attend RPPF and live in dormitory housing.


Notification of acceptance will be e-mailed by midnight March 5, 2020. When accepted you must notify RPPF of your decision by midnight March 9, 2020 and submit your non-refundable registration deposit by credit card or Pay Pal* to hold your spot for the festival, otherwise you may lose your offer of admission. Ths is the list of what registration includes.

* You must include the name of the applicant. If you are paying with a relative’s credit card please be sure to state your own name.

Application Fee

Application fee is $85.

To discuss early acceptance please email us!

Application fee is NON-refundable

Audition Repertoire

  1. Virtuoso etude or virtuosic piece
  2. One major work, or selection(s) from a multi-movement work
  3. One or two more pieces to make 3 style periods

Total time should be about 20 minutes. Remember to have 3 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

Live Festival $750

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Optional Expenses

Early Dorm Per 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!