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MPF Solo Competition

For participants 14 and older.

 

Students can enter the Solo Competition with a solo piece composed for their instrument with or without accompaniment between 4 and 8 minutes. The competition will be held during the first 2-3 days of the Festival. Memorization is strongly recommended. Instrumentalists and vocalists may apply.

 

If you would like to enter the solo competition, please be prepared to provide the title and movement of your piece, the complete spelling of the composer's name, the duration of the movement, and a scanned PDF score of any accompaniment on the registration form upon acceptance to the Festival.

 

 Performing winners of the Solo Competition will get a professional video recording of their performance, a winner’s certificate, and music scholarships to attend MPF the following year.

 

In addition to the numbered prizes, special “American Youth Orchestra Prize” will be awarded to selected players who are current members of youth orchestras.  Winners will be professionally contracted to perform in a special concert “American Youth Orchestra Star Showcase”, presented by the Master Players Concert Series in 2020.

MPF Concerto Competition
For participants 14 and older.
 
View the selected repertoire for the MPF concerto competition here. (Updated June 4, 2019.) If you are over 14 years of age by the first day of festival and would like to enter, please indicate as such on your registration form upon acceptance to the Festival.
 
The competition will be held on the sixth day of the Festival. Memorization is strongly recommended. Only instrumentalists may apply.
 
Winners of the Concerto Competition will perform with MPF festival orchestra in the final Festival Farewell Concert. Winners will also get a concert video recording, a winner’s certificate, and music scholarships to attend the MPF in the following year.
MPF Little Masters Solo Competition

For participants 13 and younger by the first day of the festival.

Students may enter with a solo piece between 4 and 8 minutes in duration written for their instrument with or without accompaniment. The competition will be held during the first 2-3 days of MPF, and participants will compete without piano accompaniment. Memorization is strongly recommended. 

If you would like to enter the Little Masters Competition, please be prepared to provide the title and movement of your piece, the complete spelling of the composer's name, the duration of the movement, and a scanned PDF score of any accompaniment on the registration form upon acceptance to the Festival.

Winners of the Little Masters Competition will receive a professional video recording of their performance, a winner’s certificate, and music scholarships to attend MPF in the following year.

NOTE: Past first prize winners of this competition cannot participate the competition again.

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  • University of Delaware
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