Alumni Update: Abby Yeakle

Tonight we will hear from MasterWorks alumnus Abby Yeakle, who was recently awarded a Fulbright grant to study Viennese Oboe in Austria.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When and how did you get interested in playing the oboe? In 6th grade, I was in a class of 40 beginner clarinets. My band director noticed that I picked up the instrument … Continued


Countdown

9.5 months, 38 weeks, 266 days, 1,520+ hours… Every day of my year has been dedicated to planning and preparing for you to arrive.  I cannot wait to meet you all this summer. 20th Anniversary and new facilities…Wow! What an amazing year to be coming to MasterWorks. I am so excited! There are only 5.5 … Continued


A Potpourri

Tonight Kara will share a brief collection of thought-provoking quotes on the intersection of faith and art from her recent readings. Enjoy! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ G.K Chesterton, The Everlasting Man “Every true artist does feel, consciously or unconsciously, that he is touching transcendental truths; that his images are shadows of things see through the veil.”   Pope Pious … Continued


Introducing the 2016 MasterWorks Counselors–Part 4

  Tonight we finish up our installments of summer counselor interviews! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Name: Rachel Steinlicht Age: 21 Program: VISP (Soprano) What is one of your favorite memories from a previous year at MasterWorks? My favorite memory is praying before every single lesson, audition, and performance. I had never worked with so many professors and conductors whose … Continued


Introducing the 2016 MasterWorks Counselors–Part 3

  Tonight we will meet four more of our counselors! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Name: James Edwards-Kenion Age: 23 Program: Orchestra (Bassoon) What is one of your favorite memories from a previous year at MasterWorks? One of my favorite experiences from last year’s MasterWorks Festival was the final performance with John Nelson. So many other events led up … Continued


Introducing the 2016 MasterWorks Counselors–Part 2

  Tonight we will meet four more of our fourteen wonderful student counselors for this summer!  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Name: Jeremiah Neely Age: 21 Program: SISP (Cello) What is one of your favorite memories from a previous year at MasterWorks? Last MasterWorks, a group of students organized a time of praise and worship music. It lasted for a … Continued


New Contact Info for the MasterWorks Office!

Announcing a new direction for the MasterWorks Festival’s year-round office! Beginning Monday, April 18th, we will open our two new offices which we are calling MasterWorks West and Masterworks East. Specifically, Patrick and Barbara Kavanaugh are moving to Alburquerque, NM (near lots of grandchildren!), and working via Virtual Office with the rest of our staff … Continued


Introducing the 2016 MasterWorks Counselors — Part 1

We are so excited to tell you a little bit about our student counselors for this summer! There are 14 of them total, so stay tuned for the next three installments of their interviews throughout this month! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Name: Esther Efthimiou Age: 22 Program: Orchestra (Flute) What is one of your favorite memories from a previous year at MasterWorks? Some … 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


Remember

On tonight’s blog, Jonathan shares his thoughts on Holy Week and the death and resurrection of Christ. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Every year a different aspect of Holy Week stands out to me. As I get older, God reveals to me different aspects of the wonderful sacrifice, the painful suffering, and the glorious resurrection that not only makes … Continued


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