Master Classes

Saturday, February 3, 1:00 pm - Saturday for Singers

New York based theatre director Laura Josepher has been directing, teaching, and coaching professionally for the past twenty-five years. Directing credits include Searching for Romeo at the NY Musical Theatre Festival, Vow at Marymount Manhattan College, and two concerts promoting contemporary theatre: Binders Full of Women's Songs at 54 Below, and A Celebration of Contemporary Musical Theatre at Second Stage Theater.
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Saturday, February 3, 1:00 pm - Saturday for Singers
David Sisco’s life work centers around exploring music, drama, writing and teaching. He is a multi-faceted professional artist and winner of the 2010 NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Composition Award. He serves on the artistic board for Encores! Off-Center at City Center and leads masterclasses around the country on preparing contemporary art song and musical theatre.
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Sunday, February 4, 2:00 pm

Michael Boriskin is Artistic and Executive Director of Copland House. A prolific recording artist, educator and NPR host, he has served as an advisor for many prominent institutions, including the United States Department of State, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Tisch Center for the Arts at the 92nd Street Y. He maintains a schedule of performances and educational initiatives.
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Sunday, February 11, 2:00 pm

Peter Stumpf is professor of cello at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He was principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and associate principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Master classes include the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Manhattan and Mannes Schools of Music, the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and Seoul National University.
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Sunday, March 4, 1:00 pm

Education has been a major component of Chauncey Patterson’s career. His faculty affiliations include The Cleveland Institute of Music, Blossom School of Music, Hartt School of Music, Encore School for Strings, Eastern Music Festival, and New World School of the Arts. During his tenure as violist, the Miami String Quartet won the Concert Artist Guild New York Competition. He serves as Solo Viola of the Florida Grand Opera.
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Sunday, April 22, 1:00 pm

This season marks the twenty-first annual coaching visit by members of the New York Philharmonic. Student chamber ensembles spend the afternoon in intensive coaching sessions with Philharmonic musicians. The day culminates with a rousing chamber music performance by the coaches and additional members of the Philharmonic at 5:00 pm.
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Saturday, April 28, 12:30 pm

Pine’s career began with her debut at the age of 10 with the Chicago Symphony. She has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s most prestigious ensembles and has released 36 albums. She thrills audiences with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and emotional honesty. Her infectious joy in music-making and passion for connecting historical research to performance transforms her audiences’ experiences of classical music.
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Friday, May 4, 7:30 pm

Flutist Yoobin Son was the first Korean to join the New York Philharmonic’s woodwind section when she was engaged in 2012. She has served as the principal flutist of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Son worked with Ensemble Connect, participating as a designated teaching artist all over New York City. She gives international master classes.
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Sunday, May 6, 12:00 pm
Held at the Jazz Arts Forum, Tarrytown

Gary Smulyan is a four-time winner of the Down Beat Critic’s and Reader’s Poll’s and a multiple winner of numerous other official polls including the Jazz Journalists Award for Baritone Saxophonist of the Year. He is a six-time Grammy award winner for his work with B.B. King, Lovano, Holland and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and is critically acclaimed across-the-board and recognized as the major voice on the baritone saxophone.
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Dates and artists subject to change.