Master Classes

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Masterclass: Myra Melford, Jazz Piano / FREE

The pianist, composer, bandleader and educator Myra Melford—whom the New Yorker called “a stalwart of the new-jazz movement”—has spent the last three decades making brilliant original music that is equally challenging and engaging. Culling inspiration from a wide range of sources including Cecil Taylor, the blues and boogie-woogie of her native Chicago, the poetry of […]


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Masterclass: Eric Willie, Percussion

Described as a “true musical talent and professional” Eric Willie has a varied career as a percussion soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and teacher. Having performed on three continents, Eric has presented solo performances throughout the United States, Russia, Brasil, and Colombia. In the summer of 2018, Eric performed as soloist with the Tamborimba Ensamble […]


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2019 Canadian Brass Masterclass

We welcome the world-famous Canadian Brass to campus for a fun and intensive masterclass just ahead of their evening concert with Joel Bacon (organ) as part of CSU Organ Week. Canadian Brass will share their ideas and perspectives on performance, air and sound production, listening and communicating with one another and the audience, and connecting […]