Frequently Asked Questions
Students: All of this information and more will be sent to you in your student packet. Student packets will be sent on April 16 to the email address that you provide on your application.
Parents and Teachers: Have different questions than the ones you see below? See the FAQ pagespecific to parents and teachers of potential MasterWorks students. As always, contact the office at email@example.com if you need more information.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- How do I get to MasterWorks?
- Where do I live while attending MasterWorks?
- Can I keep my car at MasterWorks?
- Can I apply to more than one program?
- I'm an international student. Is there any special information that I need to know?
- What do you recommend I select from my excerpts?
- What are the dining options at MasterWorks?
- What does a day at MasterWorks look like?
- Can I have visitors while attending MasterWorks?
- Is there a campus curfew?
- What is the weather like in Winona Lake?
- I would like to attend MasterWorks, but Iím too old/young. Should I still apply?
- What is the history of the MasterWorks Festival?
- How can I support the MasterWorks Festival?
The nearest airports are South Bend and Fort Wayne.
Bus or Train
There is a bus that runs from the Chicago airport to the South Bend airport. Bus tickets are available at www.coachusa.com. There is also a train from Millennium Station in Chicago to the South Bend airport (the Northern Indiana Commuter Train). If traveling by any other train or bus, you will need to arrange your own transportation from the station to Winona Lake.
MasterWorks runs shuttles from the South Bend and Fort Wayne airports ONLY. There is a $20.00 USD shuttle fee each way.
Shuttles run for tech interns on June 12 and for counselors on June 15. For all other students, the first shuttle pick up is noon on June 16, and the last at 8:00 p.m. Please arrange your travel plans accordingly.
If driving, Winona Lake is easily accessible from Route 30.
You are also welcome to carpool with other students- check out our MasterWorks Carpool Forum for more instructions.
Should you have any extenuating travel circumstances, please contact the MasterWorks Administrator at 888-836-2723 or 574-267-5973.
Students of the MasterWorks Festival are housed in Grace Collegeís residence halls. Most rooms are designed for two to four students and have private baths. There is no co-ed living at MasterWorks, with the exception of married students. Off-campus housing is not available; all students are required to reside on campus.
Yes, students are permitted to have a car on campus. Parking guidelines are given to drivers upon arrival.
Due to the busy schedule every program maintains, it is impossible for students to be involved with more than one program. However, all masterclasses are open to the whole festival, so students enrolled in a particular program (i.e. Orchestra) are encouraged to attend masterclasses offered by the other programs (i.e. Theatre), provided there are no schedule conflicts with the program in which the student is enrolled. Applications will be accepted until each program has been filled.
I'm an international student. Is there any special information that I need to know?
What do you recommend I select for my excerpts?
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 personal playing ability. 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.
Grace Collegeís Alpha Dining cooking staff provides three meals a day for all students. Breakfasts and dinners, as well as are Sunday lunches, are optional, allowing students to enjoy the Winona Lake/Warsaw community. Monday--Saturday lunches are mandatory. Important festival announcements and faculty devotionals are presented at this time.
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 (required)
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 (optional)
6:30-8:00 - Bible study (Monday-Thursday)
Family and friends are always welcome to attend rehearsals, concerts, and other festival activities. However, there is no campus lodging available for guests. There are several fine hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts in the area. There is a fee for visitors who eat in the Grace College Dining Hall. Once accepted, students will be sent information on area lodging.
Students under the age of 18 must be in their dorms by 11:00p.m.
Temperatures generally range from 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. However, temperatures in the 90s are not unlikely, especially with humidity. Evenings are cooler. Rain in the afternoons is common.
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Yes, but please contact the MasterWorks office first to discuss your situation. Due to any number of circumstances, MasterWorks will consider admitting a student who does not fall into the typical age bracket.
The MasterWorks Festival is an outreach of the Christian Performing Artistsí Fellowship (CPAF). The summer of 1997, a total of 55 students attended the first MasterWorks in Houghton, New York. The following year, attendance doubled. In 2002 the festival was moved to Winona Lake, Indiana. By the year 2005, over 200 students and 80 faculty participated in the festival. In 2004, the first MasterWorks Festival Europe took place in London, England. There are future plans for additional MasterWorks Festivals to occur in other locations. For more information regarding the history of CPAF, please visit our history page.
There are a number of ways to support MasterWorks. You can offer to sponsor a student, establish a planned giving fund, set up a scholarship fund or join Friends of MasterWorks. Please click here for more information.