Dates: June 19 – July 17, 2022
Tuition Cost: $4,500 (tiered tuition discount opportunities available until March 15, 2022)
Orchestral performances form the heart of the MasterWorks Festival. This program is open to qualified students ages 14 to 26, with consideration on a case-by-case basis outside these parameters. Audition requirements are listed below.
Students of the orchestral program work side by side with artist faculty of the MasterWorks Festival. During the festival, students study standard orchestral literature and perform orchestral concerts weeks 2, 3, & 4. Past guest conductors include Ken-David Masur, David Bowden, Miriam Burns, Delta David Gier, Darryl One, Andrew Sewell, John Nelson, and Daniel Meyer.
All students participate in chamber groups during the first week of the MasterWorks Festival.
Repertoire for 2022 Week 2 David Gier, conductor; Stephen Tavani, violin Brahms: Violin Concerto Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 Week 3 Miriam Burns, conductor; Sean Kennard, piano Shostakovich: Festive Overture Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 Week 4 Miriam Burns, conductor; Concerto Competition Winners Rossini: La Gazza Ladra Concerto Winners Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite
All students of the Orchestra Program:
Prayer before rehearsals and performances, mentorship by faculty, and numerous festival-wide spiritual activities nurture the faith and Christian lifestyle of the students. Please refer to the Spiritual Life page for more information.
All applicants, including alumni, must submit:
A note about excerpts:
The 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 their level of playing. MasterWorks also does not supply students with sheet music for these excerpts. Students should consult music libraries, personal teachers, sheet music vendors, or the website imslp.org for appropriate excerpts.