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Songfest 2021 Planning Underway

Most of the details and information throughout this site describe (and were designed around) traditional Songfest productions being performed and prepared in "normal" non-pandemic circumstances. Songfest 2021 is being planned amidst unusual circumstances arising from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, some information on this site may be not be specifically applicable to the Songfest 2021 production.

While there are many things to work out, planning for Songfest 2021 IS underway and ongoing. Further information about the plans for Songfest 2021 will be released as it becomes avaialble.


Welcome to Pepperdine University's annual production of Songfest. Public performances for Songfest 2020 will be held from Wednesday March 18 through Saturday March 21. All performances are held at Smothers Theatre and start at 7:30 PM, with an additional Saturday matinee performance at 2 PM.

About Songfest

What *IS* Songfest?   Why is it such a big deal?   How can I get involved?
Check out some basic info about Songfest.

Seeing Songfest

Attending Songfest is a unique and wonderful experience enjoyed by audiences of all ages. We'd love to have you join us!

The latest ticket information can be found here.

Group Participants

Interested in participating in Songfest? Check out our participant info, and read our our Participant FAQs.

Songfest 2020 Kick-Off Event

Kick-Off Event details avaialble here.

Group rehearsals for Songfest 2020 begin on Thursday, February 20. All students interested in participating should come to the Kick-Off Event in Elkins Auditorium at 10 PM. All students are welcome, and there are several groups available for anyone to join.

Registration for Songfest 2020

Online registration is now open. All show participants are required to register for Songfest 2020.
Group participants must register BEFORE they rehearse with their group. Register here.

Group Leaders

Important information, documents, and tools are available in the Group Leaders area for those who are currently planning, writing, directing, and otherwise leading a Songfest group.

For those interested in forming or leading a group in the future, the process usually gets underway each September with the Group Info Meeting. Until the next Info Meeting, check out these FAQs:

Frequently Asked Questions

Group Leader FAQS
Group Formation FAQs

Prospective Hosts

The Songfest hosts are selected each fall through an audition process.

If you are interested in auditioning to be a Songfest host, please check out the complete Songfest Host Information and our Songfest Host FAQs.

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Questions? Feedback? Email us at songfest@pepperdine.edu.