Songfest 2021 *IS* happening in a modified virtual format. For more about Songfest 2021, see here.
Songfest 2021 is being produced amidst very unusual circumstances arising from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Much of the information on this site may not be applicable to the Songfest 2021 production.
The Songfest hosts are a small ensemble of Pepperdine University students that "host" the Songfest production each year. They perform specially arranged music, choreography, and sketches related to the year's Songfest theme. They introduce each of the participating student groups, introduce each performance's Songfest judges, serve as Masters of Ceremony for the closing Awards Presentation, and guide the audience through the overall show experience.
Both as individuals and as a group, the hosts are very talented and entertaining performers, but their most important role is actually one of service and ambassadorship. They serve to support the student groups, represent the overall Songfest production to the audience, and further represent Pepperdine and its students to the greater community at large.
If you're a current host or are thinking about auditioning in the future, this site has resources for you. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try to help.
Hosts are selected for each Songfest in a yearly audition process. Auditions are usually held in September or October, and are open to all interested Pepperdine University Seaver College students. For more details, visit:
Frequently Asked Questions
Anyone potentially interested in auditioning to be a future Songfest host is strongly encouraged to participate in the Host Audition Preview Workshop, held some years in the weeks after Songfest closes.
To access current production documents and other host information, please login to the dedicated host access area.