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Soka University’s 19th Annual International Festival

Entertainment Application Procedures

Date: May 2, 2020
Location: Soka University of America
Genres: Dance, Song, Acoustic Music, Martial Arts Demonstrations
Submission Accepted: January 2- March 2, 2020

  • Applications are limited to one performance per organization (do not send multiple applications for groups within an organization)
  • An organization may submit an application only once
  • Examples of performances at the International Festival include dance, martial arts demonstrations, instrumental acoustic music (without amplification), vocal performances (without microphones), and live music bands
  • Performances are gratefully accepted and graciously acknowledged, but performers will not be compensated monetarily
  • For U.S. residents only
  • Please ensure that all the information you have provided in this form is complete and accurate

Click here to apply online

Please note: Applications submitted after March 2, 2020 will be placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

We will be featuring over 500 volunteer international musicians and dancers performing on four stages at the 18th Annual International Festival on May 4, 2019.  Soka University thanks all of our talented volunteer performers for sharing their art and culture with the community. 
Performance groups will receive one free parking admission for every two performers (please carpool!) and International Festival t-shirts as our thanks for sharing their talent and culture. The 2019 Entertainment Schedule is shown here. (2020 schedule will be available in mid-April 2020.)


The entertainment stages at the International Festival: 

Peace Lake Stage (170 seats) is an outdoor, wood dance floor under a canopy. Stage Size: 18' x 24'

Peace Lake Stage09   Chinese Dancers Peace Lake Stage 09

Recreation Center Stage (500 seats) is an indoor stage in the gymnasium.  Stage Size: 40'x20'

Cheerleaders Rec Center Stage 09   JoshoDaikoRecCenterStage09

Soka Performing Arts Center (1000 seats) is a concert hall. Stage Size: 21' x 40' in thrust configuration

Soka Performing Arts Center   Interior of Soka Performing Arts Center

Black Box Theatre  (150 seats) is an indoor theater located in Maathai Hall.   Stage is about 20' x 40'.

Black Box Theatre   Black Box Theatre