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University of Florida International Piano Festival

The application deadline for UFIPF 2023 has passed. Next year's Festival will take place June 8-15, 2024 and the application will open in late Fall 2023.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2023.  Upon review of application materials, applicants will be invited to participate in one of three divisions: Artist, Rising Artist, and Learner. Applicants are highly encouraged to apply earlyas space is limitedCorrespondence regarding application status will be made via email.

UFIPF Application Procedures

1.Complete the online application  (application fee: $30)  -
Please indicate your birthdate (MM/DD/YY) in the comments section. 

2. Send the following items electronically to
  -- Video files or links (YouTube, etc.) of at least two contrasting works performed by the applicant
  -- A short statement (less than 300 words) describing your musical background and why you want to participate in the UFIPF
  -- Letter of recommendation from your current piano teacher (to be sent directly to )

3. Participants will be notified upon acceptance and given instructions for completing their registration.

*Applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships based on the submitted materials.

Registration Timeline (2023)

April 15: Application deadline
April 20: Applicants will be notified of the acceptance and scholarship status. Applicants are asked to confirm their participation.
May 1: Deadline for Tuition payment
May 15: Deadline for Room & Board payment


Artist Division
Application Fee: $30 (non-refundable) 
Festival Tuition: $1225 (merit-based partial or full scholarship available. Room & Board included.)

Rising Artist Division

Application Fee: $30 (non-refundable) 
Festival Tuition: $600 (merit-based partial or full scholarship available)
Room & Board: $525 (double-occupancy. single room with an additional fee may be available if space permits)

See Accommodations & Travel for additional details. 

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