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Leadership Announcement

For Immediate Release October 1, 2017 In addition to 2018 Festival Applications being open, the Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Todd Goranson as the new president of the Christian Performing Artists’ Fellowship. Dr. Goranson has served on the faculty of the MasterWorks Festival in both the United States and…

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MasterWorks at Converse College

The Board of Directors for the Christian Performing Artists’ Fellowship is excited to announce MasterWorks Festival 2018, June 17 – July 15 at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. Mark your calendars and get ready for a fantastic 21st MWF! Spots will go quickly so plan ahead.

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Plan for 2017

We, the Board of Directors, met at the end of January to discuss and pray for the strategic direction of the Christian Performing Artists’ Fellowship (CPAF) and MasterWorks Festival . We came up with many ideas and plans with many contingencies attached to them.

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MasterWorks on a FitBit

by Elianna B. Thorne When I put a brand new battery into my tiny pedometer the other day, I was staggered to discover that during the course of the ensuing day I logged over 10,000 steps, roughly 4 miles. How was this possible? Wasn’t I sitting all the time? I endeavored to find out. Day…

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The Humility of Christmas

But you, Bethlehem, Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old from among ancient times. -Micah 5:2 We are coming to the end of the advent season of 2016 and I was reminded…

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O Come, Emmanuel

The temperature is dropping, lights are twinkling along the street, mugs are filled with hot cocoa and cider. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. This season represents my, and many people’s, favorite time of the year. I was reminded earlier this week of one of my favorite Christmas carols, O Come, O Come…

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MasterWorks & CPAF Announce the Retirement of Dr. Kavanaugh

Ecclesiastes 3:1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.

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Bel Canto Christianity

James 1:22-25 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves, do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and after looking at himself, goes away and forgets what he looks like.…

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A Day at MasterWorks

by Elianna B. Thorne It’s 7 AM, and already someone is practicing marimba. Another day begins at the MasterWorks Festival, a Christian performing arts camp which every summer draws students of classical performance from around the country and around the world. Breakfast is at 8 AM. For a few hardy souls, a prayer group meets…

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Construction Zones

My family has, for the past few years, lived on a piece of land in the country that we nicknamed “The Sanctuary.” The tranquility and beauty of the place leave everyone who visits overwhelmed with the wonder of God’s creation, and it has even made a marked impact in our own family atmosphere to be…

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