Support the Festival


The Southeastern Piano Festival is largely supported through generous contributions from people like you.

Your support will allow the University of South Carolina School of Music to continue to bring the piano festival to you.

Many Southeastern Piano Festival concerts are sold-out affairs. You can ensure that you will have a seat at the next outstanding concert by making a contribution to the festival. The contributions to the festival can be made at any time and the assigned seating is made on first-come first-served basis.

We are excited to announce new levels of giving to the Southeastern Piano Festival. We thank you for your loyal and enthusiastic support over the years—the festival would not be in existence if it weren’t for your support.

Our most popular levels of giving have been updated:


A minimum $350 donation ($200 for a single) to the Southeastern Piano Festival includes two seats in the reserved section for all festival events as well as two complimentary festival booklets. The reserved section seating is not assigned and is on first-come first served basis. Includes an invitation to a private opening reception at the start of the festival.


A minimum of $500 donation ($300 for a single) to the Southeastern Piano Festival includes two reserved and assigned seats for all festival events as well as two complimentary festival booklets. In addition, the patrons will be invited to the exclusive musical soirees during the year.f

Other giving levels allow us to honor your long-standing commitment to us with naming and sponsoring opportunities:


My participation means so much that I will commit to be a Sustainer for the next 3 years.


I want to support a participant and I welcome a chance to get to know my participant during the social events of the Festival. Includes special mention in the participant page in the festival booklet.


I want to name a prize for the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition. The name will appear next to the prize on the website and in the booklet for the next 3 years. (III Prize only naming opportunity available)


Access to the world’s best artists is important to me and I want to guarantee they continue to be a part of SEPF. Meeting with the artists during the Festival is a true benefit. Includes special mention on the artist page in the festival booklet.

To make your contribution online, go to
On-line gifts are via credit card or pledge. Checks can be sent to the USC School of Music, 813 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208, made payable to SEPF (Southeastern Piano Festival).

Or contact: Caroline Earp, Development –

All reserved seating should be claimed no less than 10 minutes prior to the start of each concert. All unclaimed seats will be released thereafter. Donors receiving complimentary tickets will be sent a receipt to acknowledge the value of that benefit and the net tax-deductible amount. The tickets will be mailed to you prior to the start of the festival.

We sincerely hope that you will consider making a tax-deductible contribution. Contributions may be in the form or cash, check, credit card or as a pledge of a fixed dollar amount to be paid over a period of one to five years.

Donate Online

To donate, contact:

Caroline Earp,