Master Classes

Each season, the Education and Community Engagement Department holds Master Classes that feature VSO guest artists and VSO musicians. Participating students have the opportunity to experience the hands-on nature of these unique classes where private music lessons go public. Selected students will play for and be critiqued by the Featured artist. The perspectives offered by these world-class artists inspire participants and audience members alike.

FREE admission, open to the public, no reservation required.

Master Classes are generously supported by the Mayer I., Oscar Brandeis and Frances Levy Birshtein Fund.

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Upcoming Classes:

Music and Spirits • 1/23

Music and Spirits • 1/23

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | Copper Fox Distillery, Williamsburg | 5PM Join us for an intimate evening of music, spirits and mingling!  Internationally renowned Scottish conductor Douglas Boyd joins a VSO Brass Quintet for a unique sensory experience. Excerpts from...

Intermission: Professional Development for Musicians • 1/25

Intermission: Professional Development for Musicians • 1/25

Saturday, January 25, 2020 | Diehn Center for the Performing Arts | 10AM Join violinist Elena Urioste in a session connecting the mind, body, and spirit of your music-making through an introduction to yoga, Saturday, January 25 at 10:00a.m. at the Diehn Center for the...

Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique • 1/24-1/26

Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique • 1/24-1/26

Friday, January 24, 2020 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 8PMSaturday, January 25, 2020 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 8PMSunday, January 26, 2020 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 2:30PM Glasgow-born conductor Douglas Boyd enjoyed a...

Mozart • 2/6 & 2/8

Mozart • 2/6 & 2/8

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | Regent University, Virginia Beach | 7:30PMSaturday, February 8, 2020 | Crosswalk Church, Williamsburg | 7:30PM From the opening notes of the charming overture to Mozart’s final opera, this concert will be a thrill for lovers of that...