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Join us for the Music Festival in Honor of Confucius!

Join us for a Day of FREE, family-friendly activities!

Saturday, May 18th, 9am – 4pm
Roosevelt CCPA (430 S. Michigan Avenue)*

Interested in Volunteering? Sign up HERE! 

*Please note – this event is not a function of Roosevelt University

Festival Schedule:

  • 9am – 12:30 pm – Finalist Rounds – Watch the finalists perform in the finalist round of the Music Festival in Honor of Confucius,  and vote for your favorite competitor to with the Audience Favorite Award! 
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm – Instrument Demonstrations and Petting Zoo – Have you ever wanted to try out a Chinese Instrument? Now is your chance! Join members of the University of Chicago Jade Chinese Ensemble who will demonstrate their instruments, and help you try them yourself! 
  • 2:30 – 3:30pm – Masterclass with Crossing Borders Music – Crossing Borders Music will give a short performance of “Mending Broken Fishing Nets” by Ching-ju Shih, have a discussion about things to think through when wishing to perform music from non-European music traditions on European instruments, and host a interactive student masterclass! 
  • 3:30pm – Winner announcements – Cheer on our competitors as the First, Second, and Third place winners of each division are announced, and awards presented to students. Audience Favorite will also be announced along with honorable mentions, and Huang Zhong trophy winners! 
  • All Day – Mini Marketplace – Browse the MFHC repertoire, buy music books, Chinese Music CDs from CFAS artists, and browse Asian inspired trinkets and gifts.
  • All Day – Chinese Instrument Marketplace with Kerry Leung – browse Chinese instruments and more sold by local multi-instrumentalist Kerry Leung! 
  • All Day – Confucius Selfie Station – Take your picture with Confucius! Share with us using the hashtag #MFHC2024 
  • All Day – Craft Table – decorate your own Chinese instrument and Confucius coloring pages!  

We hope to see you there! 


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