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The Master Class Series offers unique performance opportunities and educational experiences for the next generation of chamber ensembles. These classes provide a platform where aspiring musicians can learn directly from renowned artists in an interactive setting. Hosted in the Rose Studio at CMS, with our community and school partners throughout NYC, and on tour worldwide, these master classes serve as a bridge between renowned artists, aspiring ensembles, and enthusiastic audiences, enhancing the educational and performance experience for all involved. Through personalized instruction, feedback, and live demonstrations, participants gain invaluable insights and practical skills to elevate their musical artistry.  

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Application Timeline 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Ensembles will be selected with waitlist and confirmed for final participation one month from date of Master Class.

Application Requirements 

  • Repertoire Selection 
  • Biography of each performer (100–150 words) 
  • Letter of Recommendation

Eligibility 

  • Ensembles must currently be enrolled in a college or conservatory 
  • Musicians must be currently enrolled in the same college or conservatory
  • Musicians must be 18 years of age or older at the time of application
  • It is recommended that ensembles have performed together at least one year. For some Master Classes, this is a requirement.

Information for Selected Ensembles 

  • Each ensemble must be available in person at the Rose Studio at CMS from 9:30 am–1:00 pm on the Master Class date 
  • Master Class length is from 11:00 am–1:00 pm on the listed date 
  • 2–3 Ensembles will be selected for each Master Class 
  • Each performing ensemble musician will receive one complimentary ticket to a CMS concert featuring the Master Class artist. 

Applications will open shortly.