COVID-19 Update

May 24, 2020 Dear MasterWorks Family, The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that this year’s MasterWorks Festival is now going to be a Chamber & Intensive Festival from July 5-19, 2020.  The Board is committed to supporting our classical performing arts students from all around the country. There are two key factors that have contributed to … Continued


COVID-19 Response

March 30, 2020 Dear MasterWorks Family, We are very thankful for how people are coming together to support each other at this unprecedented time of our generations. Given that our 2020 Festival does not start until June 21st, we currently plan to have the festival. However, we are aware that circumstances may change between now and when … Continued


Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas from MasterWorks!

Hanukkah started last night at sunset. Jesus celebrated the Festival of Lights! JOHN 10: 22-23 And now we can celebrate Him! What a blessing you all are to God’s work at the MasterWorks Festival. We are so thankful for a wonderful host city and college in Spartanburg – amazing new relationships with so many arts … Continued


MasterWorks Festival at TTD Homeschool Convention Columbus OH May 30-June 1

The MasterWorks Festival has been very blessed with a strong contingency of homeschool students over the years.  We have strong relationships with homeschool families, and even organizations such as HSLDA www.hslda.org (the Home School Legal Defense Association).  MasterWorks will be at the Teach Them Diligently homeschool convention in Columbus OH at the Greater Columbus Convention … Continued


2019 MasterWorks Festival in Spartanburg, SC

2019 MasterWorks Festival in Spartanburg, SC The 2019 MasterWorks Festival is on! It is with joy that we report to you that the MasterWorks Festival 2018 was a wonderful success!  We clearly saw the hand of God move throughout the entire event. (John 3:21) It would not have happened without your support, the awesome students … Continued


Fundraising your way to MWF!

  Is your financial situation making you hesitate about whether to come to MasterWorks? Don’t let it! We, here at the office, have a few suggestions for you that can make your trip to the MasterWorks Festival more practical than ever–you can afford to come without breaking the bank! Before we go into details, make sure you … Continued


The 2018 Festival Begins

Students are arriving, some from overseas, China, Honduras, Canada, and all over the United States.  Our wonderful faculty are arriving, volunteers are arriving, so many things being set in motion to facilitate the 2018 MasterWorks Festival in Spartanburg, SC.  The 22nd Festival is in motion!  Prayers have been made for the students, faculty, and volunteers … Continued


Mourning the loss of Patrick Kavanaugh

Patrick Kavanaugh -1954-2018 Rest in Peace with Jesus our Dear Maestro The Masterworks Festival is saddened to announce that Patrick Kavanaugh,  founder and director of the Christian Performing Artists Fellowship and The Masterworks Festival until his retirement in 2016, passed away suddenly [from a heart attack] on April 2, 2018. We mourn his loss, while … Continued


2018 Honors Recital

The Student Honors Recital will take place during week 3 of the festival. Exact date is TBD. Teachers will select Honors Recital participants after students have arrived on campus.


Four New Full String Fellowships Added

The MasterWorks Festival is pleased to announce Four New Full String Fellowships for the Orchestra program!  One for Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass!  These four are each $4100 Full Fellowships that cover full tuition, room & board.  Your application to the festival’s orchestra program is your application for the fellowships.  Appropriate string faculty will consider … Continued