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, we are working with our partners to continue affording students the opportunity to work with eminent artists in person, but these events are currently closed to the public. Changes to any classes that allow audiences will be posted here.

Master Class Schedule

Artist
Date
Location
Sphinx Virtuosi
Thursday, October 14
TBD
ECCO
Saturday, October 30
TBD
Richard Goode, piano
Wednesday, November 3
Curtis Institute of Music
Dover Quartet
Thursday, November 4
TBD
David Shifrin, clarinet
Friday, November 19
Temple University
Jennifer Koh, violin
Monday, November 22
TBD
Natalie Joachim, flute
Tuesday, November 30
Temple University
Spektral Quartet
Tuesday, November 30
TBD
Paul Lewis, piano
Thursday, December 2
Curtis Institute of Music
Vertavo Quartet
Monday, December 6
Temple University
Calidore Quartet
Friday, January 7
TBD
Golda Schultz, soprano & Jonathan Ware, piano
Wednesday, January 19
Curtis Institute of Music
Aizuri Quartet
Wednesday, January 19
TBD
Damarre McGill, flute
Wednesday, January 19
Play on Philly
Steven Isserlis, cello
Wednesday, January 26
Curtis Institute of Music
Gerald Finley, baritone
Tuesday, February 8
Temple University
Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano
Thursday, February 10
Jacobs Music
Kim Kashkashian, viola
Saturday, February 12
Curtis Institute of Music
Marcy Rosen, cello
Saturday, February 12
Curtis Institute of Music
Takács Quartet
Wednesday, March 9
TBD
Ana María Martíinez, soprano
Tuesday, March 15
Esperanza Charter School
Brooklyn Rider
Wednesday, March 23
Temple University
Thalea Quartet
Sunday, April 10
Play on Philly
Viano Quartet
Wednesday, May 4
TBD
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