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 Karen Walwyn
Thu, Oct 03, 5:00 PM
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Karen Walwyn is Associate Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Howard University. An accomplished concert pianist, composer and recording artist for Albany Records, she was invited by the Center for Black Music Research of Chicago to perform and record the premiere recording...

Piano Masterclass with Andrew Tyson
Sat, Oct 12, 12:00 PM
Baldwin Auditorium

Durham native Andrew Tyson has garnered international praise as "a real poet of the piano" (BBC Radio 3). His remarkable artistic accomplishments include being a laureate of the Leeds International Piano Competition and achieving First Prize at the Géza Anda Competition in Zurich. He has...

Saxophone Masterclass with Emily Loboda
Fri, Oct 18, 5:00 PM
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Emily Loboda is an accomplished solo saxophonist, chamber musician, and educator. She has performed as a soloist with orchestras in Tennessee, Michigan, and North Carolina; and has been heard as a soloist and chamber musician throughout North America including performances in Ohio, Colorado,...

Chamber Music Masterclass with Joel Krosnick
Thu, Nov 07, 5:00 PM
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

As cellist in the Juilliard String Quartet from 1974 to 2016, Joel Krosnick has performed the great quartet literature throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and recorded it for the Sony Classical, Wergo, and CRI labels. He has also performed as a soloist and recitalist around...

Cello Masterclass with Joel Krosnick
Fri, Nov 08, 1:00 PM
Biddle Music Building 19, Bone Hall

As cellist in the Juilliard String Quartet from 1974 to 2016, Joel Krosnick has performed the great quartet literature throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and recorded it for the Sony Classical, Wergo, and CRI labels. He has also performed as a soloist and recitalist around...

Chamber Music Masterclass with Harlem String Quartet
Fri, Nov 15, 5:00 PM
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Harlem Quartet advances diversity in classical music while engaging new audiences with varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers. Their mission to share their passion with a wider audience has taken them around the world; from a 2009 performance at The White House for President...