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:

Dancing in the Street – The Music of Motown • 11/23 & 11/24

Friday, November 23, 2018 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 8PM Saturday, November 24, 2018 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 8PM Experience the magic of MOTOWN! Come sing along to smash hits made famous by artists like Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops,...

Winter Dreams • 11/30 & 12/2

Friday, November 30, 2018 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 8PM Sunday, December 2, 2018 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 2:30PM “Winter is coming….” Usher in the season with the VSO in a program that pays homage to...

Handel’s Messiah • 12/13 – 12/15

Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Regent University, Virginia Beach | 8PM (Regent Classics Series) Friday, December 14, 2018 | First Baptist Church, Newport News | 8PM Saturday, December 15, 2018 | Harrison Opera House, Norfolk | 8PM Join the Virginia Symphony...

Holiday Brass • 12/12-12/16

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | Chesapeake Conference Center, Chesapeake | 7PM Friday, December 14, 2018 | St. Bede Catholic Church, Williamsburg | 8PM Saturday, December 15, 2018 | Regent University Chapel, Virginia Beach | 7PM Sunday, December 16, 2018 |...