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:

Broadway A to Z … ABBA to Les Miz!™ • 1/18 & 1/19

Friday, January 18, 2019 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 8PM Saturday, January 19, 2019 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 8PM We’re back with the best of Broadway! Your favorite Broadway hits spanning the decades, from Jerome Kern to Comden and...

Beethoven Symphony No. 7 • 1/25 – 1/27

Friday, January 25, 2019 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 8PM Saturday, January 26, 2019 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 8PM Sunday, January 27, 2019 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 2:30PM Composed during a health...

Beethoven Symphony No. 8 • 2/1 & 2/2

Friday, February 1, 2019 | Regent University, Virginia Beach | 8PM Saturday, February 2, 2019 | Crosswalk Church, Williamsburg | 8PM This program is centered around the concept of identity and the risks involved in being true to one’s own. Each composer in...