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2022 Festival Application

Welcome to the 2022 MasterWorks Festival application!

As of March 29, 2022, new applicants for the Orchestra Program in oboe will be placed on a waiting list.  

Dates: June 19 – July 17, 2022
Location: Converse University in Spartanburg, SC
Application Materials:

Application Fee:


The application deadline is March 20th. Those received on or after March 20, 2022 will be accepted as spaces are available. Applications remain open until enrollment spots are filled.

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Tuition, including full room and board for all 4 weeks is $4,500.


All fees including tuition and room and board are non-refundable except in case of medical emergencies as approved by the Executive Director.

Early Bird Discount!

Submit your application and full payment by the dates listed below. Please allow 10 days for the decision of acceptance. A $300 non-refundable deposit is due one week after acceptance notification, and the remainder of your tuition amount is due by the next mid-month tier date to take advantage of early application discounts.

Tiers of discounts for early applications are made possible by our generous donors.

  • Monday, January 16th, 2023 at 11:59PM PST – $3,500
    SAVE $1000!
  • Monday February 20th, 2023 at 11:59PM PST – $3,900
    SAVE $600!
  • Sunday, March 19th, 2023 at 11:59PM PST – $4,100 – tuition payments due Monday, April 17, 2023
    SAVE $400!
  • Monday, March 20th, 2023 and after – $4,500 – tuition payments due Monday, April 17th, 2023

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Commuter Option:

Commuter tuition – $3,850

Commuter Early Bird Discount:

  • Monday, January 17th, 2022 at 11:59PM PST – $3,050 – SAVE $800!
  • Monday February 21st, 2022 at 11:59PM PST – $3,375 – SAVE $475!
  • Monday March 14th, 2022 at 11:59PM PST – $3,610 – SAVE $240!
  • Tuesday March 15th, 2022 and after – $3,850

A commuter option is available for the local Spartanburg and surrounding area students.  Please email Sharalynn Hicks for commuter details.

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Tuition 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.
Suite 14 #118
Spartanburg, SC 29307

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

Counselor applications must be submitted by March 15th. Decisions will be made by March 31st.  Interested Festival applicants should contact Dr. Chip Hill, Executive Director, at for an application form. Counselors are awarded a scholarship equaling 1/2 of  their tuition based on their tier discount. The remaining balance is due by April 11th, 2022.  Applicants should note that counselor positions cannot be combined with work service.

Scholarships and Fellowships are awarded and announced by March 31st.  Apply early for your best opportunity to obtain a scholarship.

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 2022 MasterWorks Festival!  We have many scholarships, and a work-study program.

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