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Each spring, the PTF sponsors a non-competitive festival. Our annual festival syllabus provides a themed, leveled list of engaging student literature to explore. Students receive feedback from experience adjudicators, and those who earn an outstanding rating are invited to play in our honors recitals.

Please click here to view the full Festival Information Packet for 2023

Our 38th annual Festival will be held in the Music Building at The College of New Jersey on Saturday, March 11, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year we are also offering a virtual option. (Please see page 7 of the PDF for the virtual option welcome letter.)

The festival will provide performance opportunities for students playing piano solos. The festival is an incentive program designed to nurture the students’ love of music. Each student entering will have the opportunity to have his or her best performances of two selections (one chosen from the syllabus and one contrasting piece) evaluated by one of the finest artist/teachers in the area. We hope that this opportunity will encourage them to share their love of music through performance. Each student will receive a gift, adjudication and a certificate of participation with ribbons for Outstanding, Excellent, Good, and for Fine Effort.

Our theme this year is “Together We Dance”. If a student receives an Outstanding ranking, he or she will be eligible to participate in the Honors Recital, which will take place on Saturday, March 18, 2023 and Sunday March 19, 2023 at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, NJ 08540.

The entry fee is $40.00 per student. In addition, each participating teacher must work at the Festival. Therefore, to enter your students, please fill in the Registration form, as well as the Job Sign-up Form. The student and teacher registration forms must be completed by January 31, 2023 for in-person audition registration.


No incomplete or late entries will be accepted; NO CHANGES will be made to either selection once the application is received. NO SCHEDULING CHANGES PERMITTED.

Student registration form

Teacher registration form

2023 festival artwork submission form

If you have any questions or concerns about the festival rules, you may direct them to Hope Osborn by email or phone. Many thanks for your dedication and cooperation. We look forward to seeing you there.

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