Public invited to observe free master classes

Mason Gross welcomes the public to observe a lineup of master classes this fall, which includes international teaching artists and Mason Gross students. Master classes are free and open to the public—no tickets are required. Check back for updates throughout the year!

Fall 2015 Master Classes

Violin or cello conducted by Péter Mezö and Mátyás Ölveti, cofounders of Hungary’s Accord Quartet
Monday, October 12, 2015, 12:35 p.m.

Organ conducted by Michel Bouvard (at right)
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 1–4 p.m.
Organ works of César Franck
In conjunction with the organ classes of Westminster Choir College and Princeton University
Princeton University Chapel

Voice conducted by Craig Rutenberg,
pianist vocal coach, head of Music Administration at the Metropolitan Opera, guest coach at The Royal Opera in Stockholm, the Gothenburg Opera, The Deutsche Oper am Rhein, the Stuttgart Opera and the Zurich Opera
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 7 to 10 p.m.
Master class
Shindell Choral Hall (Mortensen Hall)

Jazz piano conducted by Fred Hersch, Grammy-nominated pianist, composer, bandleader, theatrical conceptualist, and Mason Gross Distinguished Artist
Monday, December 7, 2015, 12:35 p.m.
Open master class/recital
Shindell Choral Hall (Mortensen Hall)

Spring 2016 Master Classes

Clarinet and piano conducted by Jairo Wilkens (clarinet) and Clenice Ortigara (piano)
Saturday, February 6
Master class: 2 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
Schare Recital Hall (Marryott Music Building)

Dance conducted by Joe Goode and Company, recipients of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, SF Arts Commission, the California Arts Council, and the New York Dance Performance Award (“Bessie”) for choreography
Lecture and demonstration: Wednesday, February 10, 12:35–1:55 p.m.
Hush performances: February 10–13, 7:30 p.m.
Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater
Piano conducted by French pianist Pascal Rogé, winner of two Gramophone Awards, a Grand Prix du Disque and an Edison Award
Open master class/recital
Master class: Monday, February 22, 12:30–2 p.m.

Concert: Wednesday, February 24, 12:30–3 p.m.
Shindell Choral Hall (Mortensen Hall)

Cello conducted by Grammy® Award-winning cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio, member of the Eroica Trio
Monday, February 29, 12:30 p.m.
Open master class
Schare Recital Hall (Marryott Music Building)

Percussion and Saxophone conducted by the Bent Frequency Duo: Georgia State University's Stuart Gerber, associate professor of percussion, and Jan Berry Baker, assistant professor of saxophone.
Friday, March 4, 12 p.m.–2 p.m.
Open master class
Shindell Choral Hall (Mortensen Hall)

Vocal conducted by Kathleen Kelly, pianist, opera coach, conductor, and  associate professor at University of Michigan
Saturday, March 5, 1–3 p.m.
Open master class
Shindell Choral Hall (Mortensen Hall)

Violin conducted by Frank Almond, concertmaster for Milwaukee Symphony and a faculty member of the Chicago College of Performing Arts
Wednesday, March 23, 2–5 p.m.
Open master class/recital

Schare Recital Hall (Marryott Music Building)

Violin, Viola, and Cello conducted by the Harlem Quartet, who performed for President Obama and First Lady, Michelle Obama in 2009
Wednesday, March 30, 10:30 a.m. (open master class); 12:30 p.m. (recital)
Schare Recital Hall (Marryott Music Building)
Listen to the Harlem Quartet perform Wynton Marsalis's "At the Octoroon Balls."


Flute and Alexander Technique conducted by Keith Underwood, faculty member at Mannes College and NYU
Friday, April 15, 2–5 p.m.
Underwood will be joined by Rebecca Kuehl, Alexander Technique teacher in a class featuring a brief introduction to Alexander Technique, followed by a group workshop for all instrumentalists, and a flute master class
Shindell Choral Hall (Mortensen Hall)

Posted September 2015