Miriam Burns, Artistic Director/Conductor of the Paragon Philharmonia, Visiting Professor and Director of Orchestras at Ohio State University

Sean Kennard, piano, Faculty and Piano Chair, Stetson University

Stephen Tavani, violin, Assistant Concertmaster, Cleveland Orchestra

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Dates:  June 19 – July 17, 2022

Tuition Cost for All 4 Weeks:  $4,500 (tiered tuition discount opportunities available until March 15, 2022) Tuition and Application Information

The MasterWorks Piano Program is open to serious, motivated students, ages 14 to 26, desiring to develop and refine their musical skills in a positive and encouraging atmosphere.

The Piano Program provides:

The Piano Program will also include an intensive Chamber Music component during the first week, with each ensemble performing on a public concert. Other performances during the festival include student recitals, Masterclasses, repertoire classes, orchestra concerts (prelude or interlude), worship services, the Solo Honors Recital, and the Concerto Competition.

Based on application/audition materials, students will be assigned to a small chamber ensemble prior to the Festival. Piano students are strongly encouraged to prepare the piano parts to chamber music prior to the start of the MasterWorks Festival.  Chamber ensembles receive coaching by members of the instrumental or piano faculty.

Prayer and devotional time, as well as festival-wide spiritual activities, foster deep faith and Christian witness. Please refer to the spiritual life section for more information.


Piano Program Audition Requirements

Applicants must submit:

1) Completed Application and application fee

2) A video recording of highest quality of the following:

Three advanced-level works of contrasting styles from at least 2 different historical periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary).  The repertoire should be memorized.  Please contact Chip Hill chip@christianperformingart.org for questions regarding repertoire requirements.

3) Current résumé and/or list of musical experiences including repertoire studied/performed and ensemble experience