The Piano Santa Foundation (PSF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enhancing music education for children in the Portland Metropolitan area. PSF offers a unique program including piano scholarships for students, piano placement grants for community organizations, group performance events, after school group keyboard classes and a music lending library.

The PSF Winter Grand Scholarship Competition

Applications Due:  January 8, 2024
Auditions: February 3, 2024

2024 PSF Winter Grand Scholarship Application

The winner of the 2024 Piano Santa Foundation Winter Grand Scholarship Competition will receive the use of a brand new Yamaha grand piano courtesy of Classic Pianos and Yamaha Corporation of America.  This scholarship is for 2 years, and includes moving costs, annual tuning, and maintenance.  The competition is open to all students, ages 12–16, who have passed at least syllabus level 6 (or equivalent) and live in the Portland Metro area.  

Next Event: Winter Recital

Date:  December 2, 2023, 10:30am
Location:  Classic Pianos (3003 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland, OR)

Please join us to ring in the holiday season with the PSF students as they perform a wide variety of pieces. 

Watch the PSF Video!

Check out this amazing video about PSF produced and edited by Dan Sadowsky of Storymind Productions!   

Keira: Musician and Martial Artist

Keira is the most recent PSF Winter Grand Scholarship winner!  Not only is she a talented pianist, but also an accomplished martial artist. Check out this video clip of Keira performing Fantasie Impromptu by Chopin at the 2022 PSF Fall Showcase. To learn more about Keira, read about her in the 2023 PSF Newsletter.

Sponsored by Classic Pianos and Yamaha America, the Winter Grand Scholarship Competition is offered every other year, and awards the use of a brand new Yamaha grand piano for 2 years. The next competition is coming up soon, so check back with us in October 2023 for more information.

PSF Student Adrian Valenzuela Debuts
Original Composition at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Learn more about Adrian’s inspiration for this piece in the 2023 PSF Newsletter or visit YouTube to hear the performance.

The Piano Santa Foundation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.