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Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival Returns to School of Music for 10th Anniversary Season

The College of The Arts was honored to welcome back the Rebecca Penney's Piano Festival to the School of Music for its 10th season of music instruction, recitals, holistic learning, and more.

This annual event attracts renowned music educators, speakers, and student pianists from around the world and offers an exciting mixture of lessons, classes, and performances with an internationally renowned, multi-generational faculty. Students choose their own course of study, with the option to have lessons and classes with as many teachers as possible. Many participants will receive nearly a semester’s worth of private lessons.

This year, the festival brought together 39 of the world’s aspiring collegiate classical pianists from 17 countries who were selected from a record-high number of applicants. This summer’s landmark season focused on the theme of Legagy of Piano and Planet and included 24 superb artist faculty members. Festival students were provided numerous opportunities to perform at venues around the Tampa Bay area in the Ambassador Performing Series of the festival.

The festival is held from June 28 through July 18. For more information on the 2022 Rebecca Penneys Festival, visit