A master class is like a short private music lesson, but with a small audience present. It combines the intimacy of the teacher-student relationship, in which a student plays for a master teacher who is an expert on their instrument, with the public forum of a typical performance. While the student musician picks up pointers regarding technique or artistic expression, the audience also learns a great deal by witnessing the fascinating dynamic between teacher and student.
2017-18 master class artists include Matt Albert, violinist/violist and member of the chamber group Eighth Blackbird; Richard Sherman, Principal Flute of the Lansing Symphony, Professor of Flute at Michigan State University, and Flute Faculty / Chair of Woodwinds at Chautauqua Institution Music Festival; as well as two chamber music master classes with the Euclid Quartet, Ensemble in Residence at IUSB.
All SBYSO master classes are free and open to the public. Current SBYSO students who wish to sign up for one of our solo master classes (Albert or Sherman) should visit Programs and click on appropriate sign up form to register.