Participate in the Piano Festival

We would love to have you join us. All the information students need is below including application forms. Contact Jim McCormick at 760-285-6611 with any questions.


2024 Awards Festival

Junior Level March 3, 2024
Senior Level March 10, 2024
8 am - 5 pm  
It’s free and open to the public

Xavier College Preparatory High School
34200 Cook St.
Palm Desert, CA, 92211

Application Deadline:  February 2, 2024

The Steinway Society of Riverside County Awards Festival purpose is to award talented young pianists and give them an opportunity to perform and work with master teachers.

Format of the Festival

Participants will play in a master class for each of two teachers and in a recital. Award winners will be selected on the basis of their performance in all three venues. Students’ teachers are strongly encouraged to attend.


Applicants must be residents of Riverside or San Bernardino County or be studying with a teacher who is a resident of these counties.
The student must have studied with the current teacher for six months prior to the festival.
Festival participants will be divided into Junior and Senior Levels.
Junior Level – through grade 8, level 5 literature and above.
Senior Level – grades 9 – 12


Four awards of $500 will be given at both Junior and Senior Levels.

Apply to Participate

Application and Information

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Download application and complete.
Please mail application, biography and check to:

Steinway Society of Riverside County
c/o James McCormick
2980 N. Starr Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262

MUST BE POSTMARKED BY February 2 2024!

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