Master Classes

Harlem Quartet coaching Stretto Quartet

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 Events

East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Acclaimed for its "bold interpretive strength, robust characterization and commanding resonance" (Calgary Herald), the Verona Quartet has firmly established itself amongst the most distinguished… read more about Chamber Music Masterclass with Verona Quartet »

East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Applauded for her "wonderfully rich," "powerful," and "captivating" voice, American singer LaToya Lain, a native of New Orleans, is a member of the voice faculty at the University of North Carolina… read more about Voice Masterclass with LaToya Lain »

East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Sophie Shao, winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and top prizes at the Rostropovich and Tchaikovsky competitions, is a versatile and passionate artist whose performances the New York… read more about Cello Masterclass with Sophie Shao »

East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

The Frautschi / Manasse / Nakamatsu Trio is Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Jon Manasse, clarinet; and Jon Nakamatsu, piano. Frautschi is a two-time GRAMMY nominee who has appeared as soloist with the… read more about Chamber Music Masterclass with Frautschi / Manasse / Nakamatsu Trio »

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Celebrating 20 years of music making, the Grammy nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and the evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming,… read more about Chamber Music Masterclass with Imani Winds »

East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Born in Paris, Jean-Frédéric Neuburger received an intense and varied musical education in piano, composition and organ before joining the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de… read more about Chamber Music Masterclass with Jean-Frédéric Neuburger »

Biddle Music Building 19, Bone Hall

Described by the New York Classical Review as "one of the most exciting young musicians on the classical scene", Khari Joyner has a following both nationally and abroad as a versatile soloist,… read more about Cello Masterclass with Khari Joyner »