Overview of Programs

The MasterWorks Festival is an intensive, four-week festival for advanced and passionate students of the performing arts. Each year, 250 students from around the globe participate in this unique festival that combines artistic excellence and biblical teaching. Students and faculty live and work on the campus of Grace College, which is located in the quaint and picturesque community of Winona Lake, Indiana.

At MasterWorks, a wide variety of Christian backgrounds unite to glorify God through performing arts and to grow deeply in their faith. Every student participates in the spiritual life aspects of the festival, including Bible study, faculty devotions, quiet time, and Sunday worship services. Prayer is an integral part of all rehearsals, classes, and performances. 

Some of the world’s finest performers are a part of MasterWorks. Previous artists include Midori, Rachel Barton Pine, 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, Christine Smith, Steve Hendrickson, John Nelson, Phil Smith, Paula Robison, Stephen Clapp, the Ying String Quartet, and many others.

MasterWorks offers the following programs to advanced students, ages 14-26:


The MasterWorks Festival culminates in more than 40 free public events, including two weekly orchestra concerts, a fully staged theatre production, piano recitals, chamber music recitals, concerti with guest artists, as well as Faculty Recitals, the Student Honors Recital, the MasterWorks Concerto Competition, and numerous community performing opportunities.  View the 2015 Repertoire List.

Admission to MasterWorks requires an audition. Tuition compares favorably to other elite summer music programs, and most students receive financial aid via scholarships and work study. Join us this summer as we pursue artistic excellence and spiritual growth! Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until each program is filled.

Curious to see more?

Watch the overview video of the MasterWorks Festival to hear interviews with faculty and students.

Or check out our Facebook page to keep up with us day-to-day. 


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MasterWorks Festival 2015

June 14 - July 12
Winona Lake, Indiana