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

Duke Music masterclasses are free and open to the public. This masterclass for brass players will be conducted by three members of Duke Music's brass faculty: Jim Ketch (trumpet), Rachel Niketopoulos… read more about Brass Masterclass with Jim Ketch (trumpet), Rachel Niketopoulos (horn), & Michael Kris (trombone) »

Baldwin Auditorium

Music masterclasses are free and open to the public. In a recent review, the New York Times praised the Poulenc Trio (Irina Kaplan Lande, piano; Alexander Vvedenskiy, oboe; Bryan Young, bassoon) for… read more about Chamber Music Masterclass with Poulenc Trio »

East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Duke Music masterclasses are free and open to the public. Amadi Azikiwe, violist, violinist and conductor, has been heard in recital in major cities throughout the United States, such as New York,… read more about Viola Masterclass with Amadi Azikiwe »

East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Duke Music masterclasses are free and open to the public. Since its founding in 2005, intrepid NY-based piano and percussion quartet Yarn/Wire has forged a singular path in the contemporary classical… read more about Chamber Music Masterclass with Yarn/Wire »

Biddle Music Building, 104

Duke Music masterclasses are free and open to the public. Ian Clarke is acknowledged as one of the leading player/composers in the flute world. His compositions have been performed across five… read more about Flute Masterclass with Ian Clarke »

Biddle Music Building 19, Bone Hall

Duke Music masterclasses are free and open to the public. This class is presented in association with DUMIC (Duke University Musical Instrument Collections). Keiran Campbell, a native of Greensboro,… read more about Cello Masterclass with Keiran Campbell »