Welcome to the 2020 MasterWorks Festival application!

SPARTANBURG, June 2, 2020 — The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the MasterWorks Chamber & Intensive Festival from July 5-19, 2020!  By placing special emphasis on chamber music, MasterWorks students will learn collaborative skills vitally important to their musical development. Students will have twice daily rehearsals and faculty coachings with our world class faculty, and ample opportunities for on-campus performances. The MasterWorks experience also includes masterclasses, Bible studies, faculty devotionals, and even some virtual guest appearances from artists such as Phil Smith, New York Philharmonic Principal Trumpet 1978-2014, Conductor Delta David Gier, Music Director South Dakota Symphony, and Conductor Ken-David Masur, Music Director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

With generous support from our host, Converse College, MasterWorks is able to offer students single room occupancy and bathroom/sink.  MasterWorks will follow the protocols of Converse College, the City of Spartanburg, and South Carolina as well as federal guidelines.  The festival will be smaller this year, but we already have over 55 students and space for only about 18 more as of June 2.  This will be a unique and wonderful festival!

Dates of Festival: July 5 – 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 usually used for the other programs (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 remain open until enrollment spots are filled. Spots are limited with our single occupancy accommodations.


Tuition including full room and board is $2,100.

Please allow 10 days for the decision of acceptance.

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!  As of June 2, we still have capacity in our work-study program

Commuter Option:

Commuter tuition – $1,675

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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