Dates: June 20 – July 18, 2021
Tuition Cost: $4,400 (discounted tuition till March 15, 2021)
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 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 2021
Week 1 – Chamber Groups – Ensembles and music selections will be determined in May
Week 2 – Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio Overture, Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in Eb Major, Op. 73, “Emperor”, Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, “New World”
Week 3 – Beach: Gaelic Symphony (mvt 1), Barber: Essay for Orchestra No. 1, Op. 12, Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Op. 46, Nos. 1 & 8, Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Week 4 – Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, Student Concerto Winners (TBA), Respighi: Pines of Rome
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.