Master Classes

Dover Quartet masterclass

Through our Music Education Program, with support from the Lois and Julian Brodsky Music Education Fund and the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, 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.

This season, students will resume working with eminent artists in person, and the events listed below are open to the public. Changes to any classes that allow audiences will be posted here. We look forward to seeing you this season.

Master Class Schedule

Marina Piccinini, flute
Monday, October 24
Curtis Institute of Music
Davóne Tines, baritone
Thursday, December 1
Curtis Institute of Music
Richard Goode, piano
Tuesday, January 31
Curtis Institute of Music
Imogen Cooper, piano
Thursday, March 9
Curtis Institute of Music
Lawrence Brownlee, tenor
Tuesday, March 28
Curtis Institute of Music
Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano
Tuesday, October 25
Temple University
Aizuri Quartet
Saturday, February 11
Temple University
Jonathan Bliss, piano
Friday, March 17
Temple University
Dover Quartet
Tuesday, April 4
Temple University
Kim Kashkashian, viola
Saturday, April 15
Temple University
Merz Trio
Tuesday, October 25
Settlement Music School
Randal Goosby, violin
Tuesday, December 13
Settlement Music School
JACK Quartet
Tuesday, January 24
Settlement Music School
Christina & Michelle Naughton, pianos
Monday, November 21
Temple Music Prep
Peter Stumpf, cello
Thursday, January 26
Temple Music Prep
Takács Quartet
Wednesday, March 15
Temple Music Prep
Israeli Chamber Project
Saturday, November 5
University of Pennsylvania
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 Sales 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