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Please read all the information below about application fees and requirements before beginning your application. 

Application Fees and Instructions

All applicants are required to pay an application fee as follows:

Early application fee (before March 15): $50

Regular application fee (March 15 to April 15): $100

Application fees can be paid by check or major credit card. Instructions are provided in the application form. Application fees are not refundable. International applicants paying by wire will owe an extra $20 to cover the cost of the wire transaction.

MPF alumni, residents of Delaware, UD students and alumni, UD community music school students, and residents living within 50 miles of Delaware border will receive a 50% discount off the application fee. 

If applicant is under 18 years of age, a guardian must complete this form on their behalf and must communicate on behalf of the minor for all festival related subjects.  

Accepted applicants will be notified by email on or before May 1, 2018.

The application must be completed in one session. Please ensure adequate time to complete the application. If you do not finish the form in one session, you will need to restart the process.

Pre-formed chamber ensembles are accepted (please note this in the "extra information" question on the application).  

If you require application assistance, contact us at masterplayers@udel.edu.

Application Requirements: Instrumental, World Music and Little Masters Divisions

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Applicants for the divisions listed above are required to provide a video audition via Youtube or Youku link on their application form. 

Your audition video should be recorded within the past 3 months prior to submission and be of good sound quality. Please ONLY upload to YouTube or Youku (China). No other online video platforms will be accepted. Professional video recording is not necessary. The use of a 2010 or newer model iPhone or similar smart device is acceptable.

It can be any selection (one movement or one piece) from standard repertoire for your instrument, with or without piano accompaniment. The minimum length is 5 minutes and the video file must be labeled with your name, your instrument, and the work performed. Please skip long rests as no more than 15 seconds of silence is permitted; however, no pausing of recording or editing of any kind is permitted.

Memorization of the recorded works is highly encouraged but not mandatory.

YouTube Upload Instructions

For more audition information regarding your area of study please see the page for your division.

Application Requirements: Vocal Division

Singers

Please upload a short video (minimum of 3 minutes) of two contrasting pieces recently performed with piano, another instrument, or ensemble (cell phone recording is OK) to YouTube or Youku with your application.

Pianists

Please upload a short video (minimum of 3 minutes) of two contrasting pieces recently performed with or without a collaborator (cell phone recording is OK) to YouTube or Youku with your application. Solo performance recordings are accepted.

Application Requirements: Performing Arts Administration Division

Applicants to the Performing Arts Administration Division are required to submit the following two items on their application (as a PDF attachment):

  • a 300-word essay with their application on why you are interested in the field
  • a resume on your experience (if any) in performing arts, business administration, and/or music management
No audition video is required. An interview session by Skype may be requested prior to acceptance.
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  • Master Players Concert Series
  • 100 Orchard Road
  • Department of Music
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-3149
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