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

Piano Masterclass with Anne-Marie MacDermott
Sun, Jan 26, 12:00 PM
Baldwin Auditorium

The public is invited to attend this free class. In a career that has spanned over 25 years, American pianist Anne-Marie McDermott has played concertos, recitals and chamber music in hundreds of cities throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. The breadth of her repertoire matches that of...

Voice Masterclass with Daniel Shirley, tenor & Catherine H. Garner, piano
Fri, Jan 31, 3:00 PM
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

The public is invited to attend this free class. Noted for his diverse repertoire, lyric tenor Daniel Shirley captivates audiences with his commanding stage presence and vocalism rich in color and character. He has been critically lauded for his performances of new operas, musical theater...

Violin and Chamber Music Masterclass with Katharina Uhde
Sat, Feb 29, 12:00 PM
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Katharina Uhde graduated from Duke University with a Ph.D. in Musicology in 2014. She is Assistant Professor in Violin and Musicology at Valparaiso University, IN. As a concerto soloist, she has appeared with orchestras in Germany, Serbia, Poland, Brazil, and the United States. As soloist,...

Piano, Violin, and Cello Masterclasses with members of Horszowski Trio
Thu, Mar 19, 6:00 PM
See description

Piano masterclass will be held in the Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building. Violin masterclass will be held in Room 041, Biddle Music Building. Cello masterclass will be held in Room 101, Biddle Music Building. The public is invited to attend these free classes. Giving performances that are "...

Chamber Music Masterclass with Horszowski Trio
Fri, Mar 20, 5:00 PM
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

The public is invited to attend this free class. Giving performances that are "lithe, persuasive" (The New York Times), "eloquent and enthralling" (The Boston Globe), and described as "the most compelling American group to come on the scene" (The New Yorker), the Horszowski Trio has quickly...

Percussion Masterclass with Anders Åstrand
Mon, Apr 20, 5:00 PM
Biddle Music Building 19, Bone Hall

As a mallet specialist, Anders Åstrand regularly performs and gives clinics throughout the U.S., Latin America, Australia, and Europe. With his percussion ensemble, Global Percussion Network, he has toured extensively in Sweden, Europe, the USA, and South Korea. Åstrand has been commissioned to...