From the Director's Stand.....
When Susie and I opened the doors of Masterworks fifteen years ago, our goal was to establish the area’s first comprehensive arts school where both children and adults could study music, dance, visual art and theater, all in one location. We knew that every student who came through our doors would have a different dream. Some might want to perform on Broadway or attend Julliard. Others would dream of being the next American Idol, or forming a band, or leading a music team at church or school. One might want to paint like Picasso, while one would be satisfied to paint their room. Other simply might want to develop skills they had abandoned in childhood. While all of our students have different goals, we knew our singular mission would serve each student well: provide each student with the highest quality arts education possible and develop skills that can be used and enjoyed for a lifetime. Whether it’s the beginning student, or the advanced performer, Masterworks is the place to start and stay for all your instructional needs.
Fifteen years have passed quickly and we have had the joy of watching Masterworks develop from a fledgling initiative to a thriving arts school. Our students are being recognized for their accomplishments on local and national levels. Our second location opened in Mooresville, and along with our Davidson location, continues to grow each semester. All of this growth has been an energizing factor at Masterworks. We have watched our faculty grow from six to over 25, unsurpassed in education, experience and a genuine concern for the well being and progress of their students. Our innovative, one of a kind programs, Masterclasses, and regular semester recitals have expanded in number and effectiveness. The numbers of disciplines we offer now include dance, drama and art. Families are now able to experience multiple areas of study without running from studio to studio. Our student populace has more than quadrupled-we now have the privilege of serving over 400 families while providing more areas of vocal and instrumental instruction than any other school in the Lake Norman region. Our Musical Theater program, which began with eight students, now involves 150 young people in four separate casts, doing three different full scale theatrical productions each semester. The program has now been recognized as the largest and most comprehensive completely children’s theatrical program in the Lake Norman area.
Our Crossfade Orchestra is flourishing and is proving to be an exceptional training ground for our string students. Student ensembles, faculty groups, and individual performers will continue to perform and serve in the region as part of the Masterworks Outbound program. Are we the best because we’re growing? No, actually it’s just the opposite; I believe we are growing because we are constantly striving to provide the best instruction possible. Our teachers, innovative programs, students and commitment to excellence make Masterworks a one of a kind arts experience. We hope you and your family will enjoy the “Masterworks Experience.”
Masterworks School of the Arts