Welcome to the 2020 MasterWorks Festival application!

Two great years in Spartanburg, SC!  2020 is going to be even better.  We are excited to announce the 2020 Festival Application.

Dates of Festival: June 21 – July 19, 2020
Festival Location: Converse College in Spartanburg, SC
What is needed to apply:

  • Links to recordings: for recording requirements, see the audition requirements for the appropriate program (Orchestra, Piano, WISP, SISP)
  • Current Teacher’s email address and phone number
  • Alumni are not required to audition or send performance links but still need to apply
  • Application Form – Click to begin

Application Fee: $30

Applications received after March 17, 2020 will be accepted as spaces are available. Applications remain open until enrollment spots are filled. Spots are limited with our one orchestra!  

Due to the number of Flute applications for the Orchestra Program, Flute applications received after March 7, 2020 will be reviewed and placed on the waiting list if accepted.  Applications for the Wind Intensive Study Program are still being considered with no waiting list.

Due to the number of Oboe applications for the Orchestra Program, Oboe applications will be reviewed and placed on the waiting list if accepted.


Tuition including full room and board is $4,200.

Early Bird Discount!

Submit your application and full payment by the dates listed below. Please allow 10 days for the decision of acceptance.

Made possible by our generous donors are tiers of discounts for early applications. 

Monday, January 20th, 2020 – $3200  SAVE $1000!

Monday February 17th, 2020 – $3600  SAVE $600!

Monday March 16th, 2020 – $3800 – SAVE $400!

Tuesday March 17th, 2020 and after – $4200


(For two-week Intensive Study (ISP) programs, multiply tuition costs and early registration discounts by 0.5)

Tuition is all inclusive and includes: room, all meals, weekly lessons, masterclasses, and multiple performance opportunities

Payments may be made online or via postal mail to:  
MasterWorks Festival
1855 E. Main St.
Ste# 14-118
Spartanburg, SC 29307

If writing a check, please indicate tuition and the student name in the memo line.  Please note online payments incur a 3% convenience fee.

Paying tuition is your commitment to attend the festival and fill the spot you have reserved. Therefore, tuition payments are non-refundable. Check out this link for ideas on raising funds for your spot at The 2020 MasterWorks Festival!  We have many scholarships, fellowships, apprenticeships, and a work-study program

Commuter Option:

Commuter tuition – $3,350

The analog of the early bird discount:

  • Monday, January 20th, 2020 – $2,550
  • Monday, February 17th, 2020 – $2,875 
  • Monday, March 16th, 2020 – $3,110 
  • Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 – $3,350

A Commuter option is available for the local Spartanburg and surrounding area students.  Please email Chip Hill chip@christianperformingart.org for Commuter details.

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