Master Classes

Dover Quartet masterclass

Through our Music Education Program, with support from the Lois and Julian Brodsky Music Education Fund, Andrea Baldeck, 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

Imogen Cooper, piano
Thursday, March 9
Curtis Institute of Music
Lawrence Brownlee, tenor
Tuesday, March 28
Curtis Institute of Music
Aizuri Quartet
Saturday, February 11
Temple University
Davóne Tines, bass-baritone
Monday, February 27
Temple University
Jonathan Biss, piano
Friday, March 17
Temple University
Dover Quartet
Tuesday, April 4
Temple University
Kim Kashkashian, viola
Saturday, April 15
Temple University
Takács Quartet
Wednesday, March 15
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 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