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SONGFEST
A Huge Tradition of Crazy Musical Fun

What is Songfest?

Started in 1973, Songfest is Pepperdine's biggest student program and longest-running student tradition. Each spring, several hundred students gather in competing groups and perform original, highly creative, and ridiculously enthusiastic musical stage shows. These shows are filled with singing, dancing, and laughter, and present each group's unique take on an overall Songfest theme. All Pepperdine students are encouraged to participate, resulting in a huge and diverse overall cast whose performing backgrounds literally range from "never sung a note" to "Hollywood/Broadway performer."

Songfest features very high production values- a live pit orchestra, professionally arranged music, elaborate lighting design, a large technical crew, and multiple performances in Smothers Theatre. The groups are supported by a small ensemble of highly talented Songfest hosts, who perform professionally directed material in between each of the group shows as they guide the audience through the Songfest experience.

Group performances are evaluated in several categories, and groups passionately compete for the coveted Songfest Sweepstakes Award, which is awarded to the best overall group. Much more than competition, though, Songfest is about community, fellowship, and FUN. The event brings hundreds of students together, who build friendships and develop life-long memories as they create, prepare, rehearse, and perform their shows. For thousands of students, Songfest has been a major highlight of their Pepperdine experiences.

EVERY PEPPERDINE STUDENT HAS WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A PART OF SONGFEST!

 

How Can I Get Involved?

Check out the many ways in which you can be part of this special experience.
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How Can I See Songfest?

View the latest performance and ticketing information.

Questions?

Email us at songfest@pepperdine.edu.

Songfest is produced through Student Activities at Pepperdine University.