The closest airport is Louisville International Airport.
The address for Campbellsville University is 1 University Drive, Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718
Yes, students are permitted to have a car on campus. Parking is free, and guidelines are given to drivers upon arrival.
Due to the busy schedule each program maintains, it is typically impossible for students to be involved with more than one program at a time. One exception could be a student participating in SISP who wishes to participate in the orchestra program. Approval is required from the appropriate faculty member, provided there is an opening in the orchestra. Since MasterWorks masterclasses are open to the whole festival, students enrolled in a particular program (e.g. Orchestra) are encouraged to attend classes offered by the other programs (e.g. Piano), provided no schedule conflicts occur with the student’s program.
Counselors must be at least 21 years of age. First apply to your selected program. Once you receive acceptance, you must email Chip Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org) to inquire about a Counselor Application. Applications are due by March 19, 2023. Counselors are chosen by the MasterWorks administration. Students will be notified of decisions.
Counselors are awarded a scholarship of one-half of the $4,500 tuition.
Counselor positions cannot be combined with work study.
If you have further questions, please email email@example.com
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 does not supply students with sheet music for these excerpts. Students should consult music libraries, personal teachers, sheet music vendors, or the websites imslp.org or violinexcerpts.com for appropriate excerpts.
We recommend you bring the following:
Concert Dress for Men:
Black dress slacks; white button-down, long-sleeve dress shirt; black socks; no tie. No coat or blazer and no tuxedo.
Concert Dress of Women
Ankle or calf-length black skirts or dressy black pants; black pantyhose or socks; black dress shoes and ¾ length or longer sleeve black tops. Due to the abundance of low-rise pants, please be sure your back is completely covered and no undergarments are showing when sitting or standing, as this is unprofessional.
Information for MasterWorks 2023 will be updated when available.
Breakfasts and dinners, as well as Sunday lunches, are optional, allowing students to enjoy the campus and the surrounding area. Lunches are mandatory Monday through Saturday. Important festival announcements and faculty devotionals are presented at this time.
7:30-8:30 a.m. – Prayer meeting (optional)
8:00-8:30 a.m. – Breakfast (optional)
9:00-11:45 a.m. – Program meetings and rehearsals
12:00-12:30 p.m. – Lunch (required)
12:30-1:00 p.m. – Faculty devotionals (at lunch)
1:00-1:45 p.m. – Quiet time
2:00-5:30 p.m. – Lessons, coaching, practice, recitals, masterclasses, and/or free time
5:30-6:30 p.m. – Dinner (optional)
6:30-8:00 p.m. – Bible study (Monday-Thursday)
Concerts are held on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm. Students who are not performing are required to attend concerts.
Family and friends are welcome to attend rehearsals, concerts, and other festival activities.
There is no campus lodging available for guests. Visitors will need to secure their own accommodations off-campus.
On weekdays, students under the age of 18 must be in their dorms by 11:00 p.m, and in their rooms by 12:00 a.m. On weekends, students under the age of 18 must be in their dorms by 12:00 a.m, and in their rooms by 1:00 a.m. There is no curfew for college students.
The weather in June and July can range from the upper 80’s to the lower 60’s (degrees Fahrenheit). The heat index can be in the upper 90’s. The average humidity is projected to be 77-78%.
Yes, you may still apply. Please contact Chip Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org) first to discuss your situation. MasterWorks considers admitting students who do not fall into the typical age bracket on a case-by-case basis.
The MasterWorks Festival is an outreach of the Christian Performing Artists’ Fellowship (CPAF). The Festival began in the summer of 1997 with 55 students. In 2018, the Festival moved to Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. As of 2023, MasterWorks will be located in Campbellsville, KY on the campus of Campbellsville University. For more information regarding the history of CPAF, please visit our history page.
We are glad you asked! We rely on generous donors to make the Festival as affordable as possible. You can support the ministry in a number of ways. Please consider sponsoring a student, establishing a planned-giving fund, or setting up a scholarship fund. Please click here for more information.
A listing of faculty for the 2023 MasterWorks Festival will be available in the coming months. Past faculty members include Phil Smith, Miriam Burns, Mia Chung, Stephen Tavani, David Geir, Daniel Meyer, Andrew Sewell, and Luis Haza.
Students can apply for the festival online here. Before beginning the application process, please review audition requirements and expectations for each program and instrument.
MasterWorks places a high value on performance opportunities for students. The orchestra will perform on Saturday nights. Typically an individual student will be selected to perform an interlude prior to intermission.
Piano, SISP, and Orchestra students will perform in studio classes, recitals, chamber music opportunities, and masterclasses.
Students will be housed in Campbellsville University’s residence halls.
Virtual tours of the Campbellsville University residence halls can be found using this link.
Students are responsible for bringing their own linens. Students can also rent linens from the Festival for $40.
Generally, dress is casual. Students and Faculty should also bring appropriate concert/recital attire. (See Question #8 on this page.) The purpose of MasterWorks is to glorify God, which should be reflected in students’ dress at all times. Please abide by the following guidelines:
Please contact the MasterWorks Administrator, Sharalynn Hicks, at email@example.com to discuss. While Campbellsville University can accommodate some dietary restrictions, all food is prepared in a common kitchen.
Please address mail to participants as follows:
Name of Person
#1 University Drive UPO 883
Campbellsville, KY 42718
1 University Drive
Campbellsville, KY 42718