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 & Copland • 5/25

Friday, May 25, 2018 | 8PM | Regent University, Virginia Beach This remarkable performance will feature signature works by two musical icons – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arguably the greatest composer of all time, and “America’s foremost composer,” Aaron Copland....

Moonlight and Music on the Bay • 5/26

Saturday, May 26, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. Join us for Moonlight and Music on the Bay, a farewell celebration of VSO Resident Conductor Benjamin Rous. Enjoy cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra along with vocalists performing...

Afternoon Encores • 5/29

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 | 2:00PM | Denbigh Community Center, Newport News A special concert for the Senior Community of Hampton Roads  Robert Shoup, conductor Enjoy a look back in time with familiar light classics and favorite popular tunes. Join the...

Symphony Under the Stars – Gloucester • 6/2

Saturday, June 2, 2018 | "On the Lawn" of Main Street & Walter Reed Way | 8PM FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Celebrating its 12th year making music accessible to everyone! The Cook Foundation presents the Symphony under the Stars FREE Family Concert on...