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.

Do you teach private music lessons? Sign up now to get information about upcoming Master Classes!

Upcoming Classes:

Tianwa Yang, Violin
January 17-21, 2018

Time and location TBD.

Andrew Gonzalez, Viola

March 21-23, 2018
Time and location TBD.

Mozart’s Haffner Symphony • 3/23

Friday, March 23, 2018 | 8PM | Crosswalk Community Church, Williamsburg The program opens with Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni before William Walton’s viola concerto, featuring Juilliard graduate and Chesapeake, VA native Andrew Gonzalez. The concerto is an...

The Music of John Williams • 3/24

Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 8PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk With a career spanning over six decades, John Williams has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in the history of cinema, including Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park, and...

Afternoon Encores • 5/2

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | 2:00PM | Virginia Beach Convention Center  A special concert for the Senior Community of Hampton Roads  Enjoy a look back in time with familiar light classics and favorite popular tunes. Join the musicians of the Virginia Symphony on a musical...