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MPF 2019

Be on the lookout: Information on MPF 2019 coming soon!

View the MPF 2018 Festival and Concert Booklet
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General Information





​​​July 24 – August 5, 2018

New Extended Application Deadline: April 10, 2018 by midnight

Xiang Gao, Artistic Director

Melissa Kitchen, General Manager

Bo LiDirector of Recruitment and Programs

Laura Kerst, Director of Little Masters Camp

John Alt, Event Coordinator

Justin Chou, Artistic Manager of Little Masters Camp


MPF welcomes applicants of the following instruments

Violin/Viola/Cello/Bass/Piano/Guitar/Harp/Woodwinds/Brass/Percussion (online audition required) .

Starting this year, MPF also accepts: 

Music theory, conducting, and voice students

Younger students aged 13 and under (by July 24, 2018) will participate the Little Maste​rs Camp (online audition required)


Presented by the acclaimed University of Delaware Master Players Concert Series and sponsored by China Music Foundation (USA), Master Players Festival & School (MPF) is held  on the campus of the University of Delaware near Philadelphia.

An intensive 12-day international festival, MPF offers world-class concerts, competitions, and exceptional interdisciplinary training to musicians ages 14 and up. *

Young orchestral musicians, pianists, vocalists, conductors, and music theorists will work with some of the most prominent professional musicians of our time, watch them perform, and even share the stage with some of them. Participants will be able to network with many leading music professors from major institutions. In addition, participants will learn from these aspiring professionals during private lessons, chamber music coachings, and orchestral studies.

​*For students under the age of 14 by July 24, 2018, please apply for "MPF Little Masters Camp"


​The Boorse Collection of Fine Contemporary Violins is a proud sponsor of the Master Players Festival. Click Here to see the collection.

David Bromberg Fine Violins in Wilmington, Delaware is a proud sponsor of MPF.​​​​
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Master Players Festival & School
  • Master Players Concert Series
  • 100 Orchard Road
  • Department of Music
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-3149