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Master Players Festival & School

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General Information





​​​July 24 – August 5, 2019

2019 Early Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

Xiang Gao, Artistic Director

Melissa Kitchen, General Manager

Nicole Talerico, Assistant 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 - Woodwinds - Brass - Percussion - Voice

Starting this year, MPF also accepts:

World Music Students, Performing Arts Administration Students

Students who are ages 13 and under on July 24, 2019 will participate the Little Maste​rs Camp (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.

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.

​*Students who are under the age of 14 on July 24, 2019 should apply for the MPF Little Masters Camp

View the MPF 2018 Festival and Concert Booklet

MPF 2018 Booklet Cover

David Bromberg Fine Violins in Wilmington, Delaware is a proud sponsor of MPF.​​​​

CMF: China Music Foundation (USA)

University of Delaware: Department of Music

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Phone: (302) 831-3149

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