For Parents & Teachers
Who serves as MasterWorks Faculty?
Our international faculty includes some of the world’s finest performers and pedagogues. Past instructors include Midori, Christopher Parkening, Rebecca Wright, Jeanette Clift George, John Dalley, Lawrence Dutton, John Kirby, Anne Martindale Williams, David Hardy, Doug Yeo, Hugh Sung, Steve Rooks, Jimmy Sites, Christina Smith, Steve Hendrickson, John Nelson, Phil Smith, Paula Robison, Stephen Clapp, the Ying String Quartet, and many others. See the Faculty Bios for more information.
How does my student apply to the MasterWorks Festival?
Students can apply for the festival online. Before beginning the application process, please review audition requirements for information regarding expectations for each program and instrument and read the Before You Apply information to ensure you have all the materials you will need.
What should my student select as an excerpt?
The MasterWorks Festival does not specify which measures or which excerpts should be submitted. Each student should consult his/her personal teacher to determine an appropriate excerpt based on their level of playing. MasterWorks also does not supply students with sheet music for these excerpts. Students should consult music libraries, personal teachers, sheet music vendors, or the website imslp.org for appropriate excerpts.
What does a day at MasterWorks look
8:00-8:30 - Breakfast (optional)
9:00-11:45 - Program meetings and rehearsals
12:00-12:30 - Lunch at Alpha
12:30-1:00 - Faculty devotionals
1:00-1:45 - Quiet Time
2:00-5:30 - Lessons, coaching, practice, recitals, MasterClasses, and/or free time
5:30-6:30 - Dinner at Alpha
6:30-8:00 - Bible study (Monday-Thursday)
Are there any competitions at MasterWorks?
See the Competitions page for information about the Concerto Competition as well as the Student Honor’s Recital.
What performance opportunities will my student have while at MasterWorks?
Performance opportunities are listed on the pages for each individual program. Select your program from the list here for more information.
Is Winona Lake a safe town?
Winona Lake is a small, neighborly, lakeside community. Grace College is located in its heart. All buildings are within a short walking distance, along well lit sidewalks. Blue campus emergency phones are scattered throughout campus, and Grace College Security is available 24-hours a day, should any safety needs arise while staying on campus.
Is there a curfew?
Students under the age of 18 must be in their dorms by 11:00p.m.
What are the living quarters like?
Students will be housed in one of the dorms on Grace College campus. Most rooms have two to four beds. Bathrooms are connected to the rooms and usually four to five students share a bathroom. Dorm rooms have beds, desks, chairs, dressers, and large closets. Each dorm room has a phone jack and all dorms are air-conditioned. Grace College provides one set of linens and two sets of towels; students will be responsible for washing these items during MasterWorks.
May I come visit Winona Lake during the Festival?
Alumnae, family, and community guests are encouraged to plan a visit to the festival. Guests are welcome to attend all concerts and MasterClasses as part of the audience. Orchestra rehearsals are also open to the public for all observers who are able to maintain silence while in the hall.
We do not have any provisions in place for accommodating overnight guests. Anyone who is staying in town overnight may receive a reduced rate at the Ramada Inn or The Swiss GuestHaus Bed & Breakfast by mentioning MasterWorks Festival during registration. You are also welcome to join us at Alpha Dining Hall for on-campus meals at your own expense.
If you have further questions please contact the Christian Performing Artists' Fellowship by calling 888-836-2723 or 574-267-5973.