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Who We Are

2024 will be our 28th year!

The MasterWorks Festival is an intensive, four-week festival for advanced and passionate students of the classical performing arts.  Together, world-class faculty and gifted students present brilliant performances in an atmosphere of dynamic Christian faith.

The Christian Performing Artists’ Fellowship (CPAF) is a multi-denominational ministry dedicated to performing and teaching the classical arts to the glory of God and to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. CPAF is the sponsor organization of the MasterWorks Festival.

Vision Statement:

Equipping the classical performing arts world to know God and make Him known.


To see the classical performing arts world full of the Love of God, and empowered with the message of Jesus Christ.

Purpose Statement:

To train the next generation to be excellent in their artistry and their Christian witness and share that excellent performing artistry and impact with the community.

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Statement of Faith

SECTION A. Essential Biblical Doctrine

We believe the Bible to be the inspired word of God (II Tim. 3:16). It is the only infallible standard for our lives, and its teachings must be the absolute authority of CPAF’s ministry (Josh. 1:7-8).

We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Mt. 28:19; Lk. 3:21-22).

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Col. 2:9) – the Messiah (Jn. 4:25-26) whom God had promised to send for the salvation of all who believe (Lk. 4:21), in His virgin birth (Matt. 1:20-25), in His sinless life (Heb. 4:15), in His miracles (Jn. 15:24), in His atoning death on the cross (Col. 1:22), in His bodily resurrection (Lk. 24:46-48), in His ascension into heaven (Act. 1:9), and in His personal return which He has promised (Mt. 24:30-31).

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit (Jn. 14:26), enabling Christians to live godly lives (I Jn. 3:24), and convicting unbelievers of their need for Christ(Jn. 16:7-8).

We believe that man has rebelled against God (Isa. 53:6), and that all who are not born again through Jesus Christ are separated from God and in need of the Savior (Mt.7:13-14; Jn. 3:3).

We believe that salvation, eternal life, and reconciliation with God are found only in Jesus Christ (Jn. 5:24; Acts 4:12).

We believe that the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ has been entrusted to men to proclaim to everyone (Mk. 16: 15-16; Rom. 1:16)

We believe that there will one day be a judgment of all men (Mt. 25:31-32): those who are saved will receive eternal life with God (Jn. 3:16), and those who are lost will receive eternal punishment (Jn. 3:36).

SECTION B. Debatable Interpretations and Doctrines

God has given CPAF the challenge of corporate evangelism within the performing arts world.  We recognize that argument over different interpretations of certain passages of Scripture would hinder the execution of that task.  We believe God has commanded us to avoid “passing judgment on disputable matters” (Rom. 14:1).  CPAF shall be focused on seeking and maintaining the Lordship and direction of Jesus Christ over His Body (Col. 1:18).  All those in leadership shall continually seek His mind and will through His Spirit and the Word of God in all actions and decisions (Ps. 32:6).