TheMasterWorks. Three words: an article, a noun, and a verb - this is the foundation of this business. The Master - Jesus Christ, Son of the living God. He is sovereign. He is Master over all things. It is our hope that the fruits from this labor are His work.
The purpose of TheMasterWorks is to equip others to serve through music and literature at the highest possible level of excellence through the power of the Holy Spirit. Our overarching focus is to combine music and literature with scripture.
God has placed instrumental musicians within our churches. It is the heart of music directors to use these resources and provide musical opportunities for them. TheMasterWorks provides the resources to fulfill this desire effectively, at a reasonable cost, without sacrificing excellence. Our niche is to offer music that is tailored to the service needs as well as the ability of available performers. We offer a "Call for Consultation" (C4C) at no charge to identify the instrumental music that will accomplish this goal. Other services include customizing music from our catalog, workshops, and clinics.
We've all heard the advertisement, "One size fits all!" In this business, that is less often the case than we would like to admit. TheMasterWorks' niche is tailoring music to the needs of the service as well as the ability of the players. C4C is how this happens. Call for a consultation, get what you want and know that it will work.
Many believers are gifted writers who need a platform for their work. Our Literature contributors provide "spiritual nuggets" in literary essays, poetry, devotionals and prayers and include associated scriptures and hymnody. Visit the Literature home page to learn more. If you are interested in becoming a contributor, check out our submission guidelines by clicking here. If you would like to become a regular contributor, please contact us.
Marcia LaReau is the founder of TheMasterWorks, LLC. The staff includes Jacob Grimm, Editor-at-Large and Boris Margolin, graphic designer, web and design consultant, manager of collateral development.
The staff is further supported by a web focus group, an advisory board, and literary contributors as indicated in that section. TheMasterWorks, LLC is based in Bloomfield, CT.
The entries to the music catalog and all music services are the work of Marcia LaReau.
All music, materials, and presentations are the sole property of and are copyrighted by TheMasterWorks, LLC unless otherwise specified. All literary entries are copyrighted by the author and are their artistic and intellectual property. The views in the literary works do not necessarily reflect the opinions or philosophy of TheMasterWorks, LLC.
Marcia LaReau is the Steward/Manager and founder of TheMasterWorks, LLC. She was raised in Huntsville, Alabama and attended the Post Chapel at Redstone Arsenal. She accepted Christ while in the eighth grade. Marcia received a BME from Iowa State University with an emphasis in composition and trumpet performance. She received a M.M. from Northwestern University in Composition and a Ph.D. from the The Ohio State University in Music Education with a cognate in conducting. Dr. LaReau attended the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford and received an Artist Diploma in Instrumental Conducting as well as the Award for Excellence in that area. She studied with Elizabeth A.H. Green and Harold Farberman.
Marcia has taught in various colleges and universities throughout the United States and has served as conductor of the St. Croix Valley Orchestra in River Falls, WI and Artistic DIrector of the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra in Pueblo, CO. She has guest conducted extensively in the United States as well as in Bulgaria, Japan and Italy. In 1998, she produced a CD with the American Symphony Orchestra of the music of Irwin Bazelon. In 2005, Maestra LaReau conducted the music of composer Gustav Hoyer in the recording, "From Darkness into Light," performed by the Hartford Virtuosi. She has conducted the music of Lois V Vierk, premiering Glacier Voices and conducted Jagged Mesa in Merkin Hall, NYC.
Marcia LaReau's original compositions, transcriptions and arrangements have been performed throughout the U.S. and she has received commissions from organizations including: The National Women's Symphony, The Ohio State University, Southern Illinois University, the Lincoln Academy of Illinois, and MENC of Minnesota.