Master Classes

The Department of Music, often in association with Duke Performances, offers several master classes each year with renowned performers and composers. Past master classes have included Leon Fleisher, Horszowski Trio, James MacMillan, and Gabriel Richard.

Master classes are free to attend and are open to all members of the community who would like to observe.

Upcoming Master Classes

Afro Cuban Percussion Workshop with Vince Cherico and Carlos Maldonado of Arturo O'Farrell's Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble
Sat, Feb 25, 11:30 AM
Baldwin Auditorium

Vince Cherico and Carlos Maldonado, GRAMMY-winning members of Arturo O'Farrill's Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble, lead a dynamic workshop for Duke students and community members on playing Afro Cuban rhythms. Registration required. Sign up at Participants encouraged to bring their...

Presentation/Voice Master Class: Spirituals with Marlissa Hudson (T '99)
Sun, Feb 26, 3:00 PM
East Duke 201 (Nelson Music Room)

Duke alumna Marlissa Hudson (T '99) has been described as a "superb lyric coloratura" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). At home both on the operatic and concert stage, Ms. Hudson made her professional debut while a student, performing "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess with the Baltimore Symphony Pops...

Piano Master Class with Karen Walwyn
Wed, Mar 08, 5:00 PM
East Duke 201 (Nelson Music Room)

Karen Walwyn is Associate Professor in the Howard University Department of Music. She is an accomplished concert pianist, composer and recording artist for Albany Records. Known for her recordings of two volumes of music by American composers entitled "Dark Fires," Prof. Walwyn performed select...

Saxophone Master Class with Anders Paulsson
Wed, Mar 22, 5:00 PM
East Duke 201 (Nelson Music Room)

Since his Carnegie Hall debut in 1992, Swedish saxophonist Anders Paulsson has been widely recognized as one of the finest soprano saxophonists in the world. His musicianship has inspired a succession of over 50 international composers to write solo concertos and chamber music for him. He has...

Voice Master Class with Joseph Amaya
Tue, Apr 04, 5:00 PM
Biddle 19 (Bone Hall)

Dr. Joseph Amaya has served on the voice faculty at the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University since 1989. He has also taught at the University of Texas at Arlington, Trinity University, and the University of Georgia. Dr. Amaya has appeared as a guest artist with professional...

Chamber Music Master Class with Cédric Tiberghien and Alina Ibragimova
Fri, Apr 07, 5:00 PM
East Duke 201 (Nelson Music Room)

Performing music from baroque to new commissions on both modern and period instruments, Alina Ibragimova has established a reputation as one of the most accomplished and intriguing violinists of the younger generation. Future concerto engagements include debuts with the Boston Symphony, Montreal...

Violin Master Class with Janet Sung
Tue, Apr 11, 5:00 PM
East Duke 201 (Nelson Music Room)

Violinist Janet Sung enjoys an acclaimed international career as a virtuoso soloist, recognized for her intense, exhilarating performances, and by her signature lustrous, burnished tone. Hailed by The Washington Post for her "riveting" playing and "exquisite tone", her playing possesses the rare...