The following renowned artists are a sample of the masterclasses available to students and the general public throughout the year. Please check this page frequently for updates as more classes are confirmed.
For all "Voice Fridays" events, including some masterclasses, please visit the Voice Fridays home page.
To learn more about the Music Education Seminar Series, please visit the Seminar Series home page.
Additional events can also be found on our Artists in Residence page.
If you are a faculty member at the Don Wright Faculty of Music and would like to add more to this list, please email email@example.com with the details.
Jason Cutmore, piano – September 23 - cancelled
Kornel Wolak, clarinet – September 29
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, 6pm, Studio 242
Polish-Canadian clarinetist, Kornel Wolak, is a freelance artist whose experience covers many continents, genres and creative projects including the jazz and classical Wolak-Donnelly Duo, with accordionist Michael Bridges (Double-Double Duo), and educational endeavours such as Music Mind Canada.
John O’Conor, piano – October 8
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, 11 a.m., Paul Davenport Theatre
Parsons and Poole Legacy concert and masterclass. Learn more.
Kathleen Kelly, opera conductor and coach – October 17, 18
David Rose, viola – November 9
Wednesday, November 9, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Studio 242
Masterclass with violist David Rose: Why Bach Makes You Better!
Duo Concertante, violin and piano – November 11
Friday, November 11, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Studio 242
Masterclass with Duo Concertante: Nancy Dahn, violin; Timothy Steeves, piano
Marie Bérard, violin – November 30
Wednesday, November 30, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., TC 101
Best known as the concertmaster of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra (COC), Marie Bérard is also a sought-after chamber musician, soloist, recording artist and teacher. She is a former member of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and has performed with a variety of smaller ensembles such as Amici, Array Music and New Music Concerts and is also a member of Trio Arkel as well as the ARC Ensemble which has toured in Europe, China and the United States and was twice nominated for a Grammy Award for their Sony recordings.
Jeffrey Heisler, saxophone – February 3
Friday, February 3, 2:30 - 4 p.m., Studio 242, Music Building
Saxophone masterclass with Dr. Jeffrey Heisler (part of Heisler-Yeh Duo)
I-Chen Yeh, piano – February 3
Friday, February 3, 2:30 - 4 p.m., von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Piano masterclass with Dr. I-Chen Yeh (part of Heisler-Yeh Duo)
Peter Vinograde, piano – March 20
Monday, March 20, 2-4 p.m., von Kuster Hall
Masterclass with Peter Vinograde, piano, an outstanding interpreter of J.S. Bach and contemporary composers. The masterclass follows Vinograd's public concert at 12:30 p.m. in von Kuster Hall. All are welcome.
Patchwork: Dr. Noa Even and Stephen Klunk, saxophone and drum set - March 25
Saturday, March 25, 1 - 3 p.m., Talbot College 101
Mutually interested in exploring a wide range of contemporary genres, Dr. Noa Even (Kent State University) and Stephen Klunk formed Patchwork, a saxophone and drum set duo that collaborates with composers to build an eclectic body of new music. Public concert to follow at 8 p.m., Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College.
Parsons & Poole Masterclass with James Anagnoson, Dean of The Glenn Gould School.
Voice masterclass with internationally-renowned Canadian soprano Edith Wiens.
French Horn and Chamber Music masterclass with Radovan Vlatkovic.
Violin masterclass with violinist/conductor Victor Yampolsky, Northwestern University.
Various voice workshops and masterclasses with Kathleen Kelly, University of Michigan School of Music.
Voice Fridays presents: Music theatre / Pop music master teacher, and distinguished alumna Elaine Overholt will be giving a music theatre masterclass: FINDING YOUR OUTRAGEOUSNESS in your voice!
Masterclass with renowned Canadian pianist, Jimmy Brière.
Piano preparations/Extended techniques masterclass with pianist, Sandra Joy Friesen.
Masterclass with saxophonist, Allison Balcetis
Masterclass with saxophonist, Justin Massey
Masterclass with Flutist, Lisa Nelsen
Two masterclasses with violinist, Fernando Pereira, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:
plus recital with Annette-Barbara Vogel,
Masterclass with violist Teng Li, Toronto Symphony Orchestra principal viola.
Masterclass with saxophonist, Phil Pierick
Lecture and Masterclass with composer and conductor Sir James MacMillan, Visiting from Scotland.
Masterclass with Quasar Quatuor de Saxophones
Visiting Composer: John Beckwith