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MPF Solo Competition
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 masterplayers@udel.edu by June 30th. No exceptions.
 
Any MPF participant can participate in both the concerto and solo competitions.
 
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.
 
NOTE: Past first prize winners of this competition cannot participate the competition again.
 
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.


MPF Concerto Competition
For participants 14 and older.
 
Selected repertoire for the MPF concerto competition will be distributed in the spring. If you are over 14 years of age by the first day of festival and would like to enter, please email us your name and instrument at masterplayers@udel.edu by June 30th. No exceptions.
 
The competition will be held during the first 2-3 days of MPF and one would compete without piano accompaniment. Memorization is strongly recommended.
 
There will be 8 prizes and the top two winners will solo perform with MPF festival orchestra. Also, the performing winners will get a concert video recording, a winner’s certificate, as well as music scholarships to attend the University of Delaware (pending admissions) and MPF in the following year.
 
NOTE: Past first prize winners of this competition cannot participate this competition again. Any MPF participant can participate in both the concerto and solo competitions.
 
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 the participants will receive a participation certificate.

MPF Little Masters Solo Competition
For participants 13 and younger by the first day of the festival.

One can enter with a solo piece written for the instrument with or without accompaniment between 4 and 8 minutes. 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, 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 masterplayers@udel.edu by June 30th. No exceptions.

There will be 8 prizes and up to 8 top prize-winners will perform on the winners’ concert with MPF pianists if an accompaniment is required. Also, the performers will get a professional video, a winner’s certificate as well as music scholarships to attend MPF in the following year.

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

All the other prize-winners will receive a winner’s certificate as well as music scholarships to attend MPF in the following year.

All the participants will receive a participation certificate.

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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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