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:

Symphony by the Sea • 9/19

Symphony by the Sea • 9/19

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 31st Street Park, Virginia Beach | 7:30PM WEATHER ALERT: Due to the projected adverse weather conditions, we will postpone the Symphony by the Sea Concert Series concert scheduled for Thursday, September 5th. The concert will be...

Queens of Soul • 9/20 – 9/21

Queens of Soul • 9/20 – 9/21

Friday, September 20, 2019 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 8PMSaturday, September 21, 2019 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 8PM R-E-S-P-E-C-T, that’s what the “Queens of Soul” have earned selling millions of albums and countless chart-topping hits. Rock out...

Once Upon a Symphony • 9/22

Once Upon a Symphony • 9/22

Sunday, September 22, 2019 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 3PM Brilliant music together with vivid storytelling will introduce young children to the magical world of great music! This first PBJ of the new season will weave together favorite...

Halloween Spooktacular • 10/19

Halloween Spooktacular • 10/19

Saturday, October, 19, 2019 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 3PM Celebrate with friends at Hampton Roads' original and best-ever ghoulish afternoon of monstrous fun for kids and grown-ups!  Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and join...