Master Classes

Through our Music Education Program, with support from the Lois and Julian Brodsky Music Education Fund, PCMS offers free in-school master classes to music students from the Curtis Institute, Temple University, Academy of Vocal Arts, Settlement Music School, Temple Music Prep, Play on Philly, and public and charter schools around the city, providing technical, expressive, and historical insight into the music they perform.

Conducted by the same musicians PCMS presents in concert, these unique classes offer students at all stages of musical development the opportunity to be instructed by internationally-renowned artists.

If you plan on attending a public master class, please confirm the date and time (as classes sometimes change last-minute) by calling 215-569-8080.

Master Class Schedule

Artist
Date
Location
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Tuesday, October 22, 1 - 3 pm
Field Hall, Curtis Institute of Music
ECCO
Saturday, October 26
Not open to the public
Dover Quartet
Friday, November 1, 1 - 3 pm
Rock Hall, Temple University
Escher Quartet
Friday, November 1
TBD
Marina Piccinini, flute
Monday, November 4, 10 am - 12 pm
Rock Hall, Temple University
Bridget Kibbey, harp
Tuesday, November 5, 4 - 6 pm
Rock Hall, Temple University
JACK Quartet
Friday, November 15
Rock Hall, Temple University
Marcy Rosen, cello
Saturday, November 16, 4 - 6 pm
Field Hall, Curtis Institute of Music
Kim Kashkashian, viola
Saturday, November 16, 4 - 6 pm
Curtis Branch, Settlement Music School
Todd Phillips, violin (Orion Quartet)
Monday, November 25, 4 - 6 pm
Curtis Branch, Settlement Music School
David Shifrin, clarinet
Sunday, December 8, 10 am - 12 pm
Field Hall, Curtis Institute of Music
Vera Quartet
Thursday, December 12
Not open to the public
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Wednesday, December 18
Not open to the public
Nick Phan, tenor & Timothy Cheek, diction coach (Emerging Voices)
Saturday, January 18, 3 - 5 pm
Rendell Room, Kimmel Center
Ritz Chamber Players
Saturday, February 8
Not open to the public
Ingrid Fliter, piano
Tuesday, February 11, 1 - 3 pm
Rock Hall, Temple University
Ana Maria Martínez, soprano
Thursday, March 12
Not open to the public
Tákacs Quartet
Monday, March 16, 10 am - 12 pm
Field Hall, Curtis Institute of Music
Richard Goode, piano
Thursday, March 26, 4 - 6 pm
Field Hall, Curtis Institute of Music
Dénes Várjon, piano
Monday, March 30, 3 - 5 pm
Room 222, Temple Music Prep (1515 Market Street)
Amy Yang, piano
Monday, May 11, 3 - 5 pm
Curtis Branch, Settlement Music School
Peter Stumpf, cello
Tuesday, May 12, 4 - 6 pm
Rock Hall, Temple University (Temple Music Prep)
Marina Piccinini leads a flute master class

What Students Say

"The opportunity to perform for these visiting artists and open a direct channel of communication to receive musical feedback and constructive advice has been invaluable. Their clear perspective on ensemble skills and deep exploration into the depths of the chamber music were most impactful to me and my colleagues."

Simon Housner, grade 11
Imani Winds at St. Francis de Salles School

What Parents Say

We really appreciate you investing so much into Sophia’s musical endeavors. Arranging this master class wasn’t easy or cheap, I’m sure. Students don’t just get master classes every day, and especially, not for free. I recognize the lessons, exposure, opportunities, support, and encouragement you are offering my daughters are invaluable. So, I want you to know that I’m truly appreciative of all that you and POP do for them.

Play on Philly parent
Mitsuko Uchida leads a piano/voice master class

What Teachers Say

Students at Temple Music Prep are very fortunate to be in a city like Philadelphia. PCMS propels these young musicians forward by connecting them to the outstanding chamber music ensembles presented in its concert series. By creating these interactions through workshops and master classes, PCMS allows our youth to learn directly from and emulate the masters they aspire to become. PCMS goes one step further in providing tickets so the students may then hear the artists in concert. The value is immeasurable.

Mark Huxsoll, Temple Music Preparatory Division