For participants 14 and older.
Solo competition has four divisions: winds, strings, voice and piano. Each division will have up to 6 prize winners. One could enter with a solo piece composed for his/her instrument with or without accompaniment between 4 and 8 minutes. The competition will be held during the first 2-3 days of MPF and one would compete without piano accompaniment. Memorization is strongly recommended.
If you would like to enter the solo competition, please email us your name, your instrument, the title and movement title of your piece, the complete spelling of the composer, the duration of the movement, and a scanned PDF score of your accompaniment if the composition was written with a piano accompaniment at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30th. No exceptions.
NOTE: Any MPF participant can participate in both the concerto and solo competitions, but winners of the solo competition who are awarded a performing spot may not compete in the concerto competition. Past first prize winners of this competition may not participate again.
The top 3 winners of each division will solo perform on the MPF winners’ concert with MPF pianists if accompaniment is required. Performing winners will get a professional video, a winner’s certificate as well as music scholarships to attend the University of Delaware (pending admissions) and MPF in the following year.
All the other prize-winners will receive a winner’s certificate as well as music scholarships to attend the University of Delaware (pending admissions) and MPF in the following year.
All participants will receive a participation certificate.