Music Master Classes in Madison

A master class is a session with an advanced musician, during which the musician invites selected students to perform short works and then critiques students’ performances. The sessions are intended to be educational and helpful. Most master classes are free and open to the general public.

Unless otherwise indicated, all classes are held at the Mead Witter School of Music, in classrooms and concert/recital rooms.

Music Master Classes
JAZZStafford James, Chicago jazz bassist (with Woody Shaw, Dexter Gordon, Albert Ayler)FRI JAN 2712- 1:30 PM, Humanities 1321
BANDSMaster classes for band directors, held during the Wisconsin Summit, a special two-day event for band directors across the Midwest.

Guest clinicians include Dr. Erika Neidlinger (director of bands, DePaul University, IL) ; Professor John Whitwell, (emeritus director of bands, Michigan State University) and Andrea Brown, Asst. Director of Bands at Univ. of Michigan.

FRI/SAT FEB 3-4Venues and times TBA. Registration and details, contact Barbara Douglas at
PIANOGabriela MonteroFRI FEB 104:30–6 PM, Mills hall
JAZZJonathan Kreisberg, NYC jazz guitarist, Criss Cross recording artistFRI FEB 1712- 1:30 PM, Humanities 1321
JAZZGerald Clayton, NYC jazz pianist, Concord recording artistSAT FEB 25Memorial Union, place & time TBD. Check TITU for details.
FLUTELorna McGhee, principal flutist Pittsburgh SymphonySUN MARCH 5Mills Hall, 10:30 AM- 1:30 PM
PERCUSSIONArcomusical Master Class.
Arcomusical is an ensemble dedicated to the advancement of the Afro-Brazilian berimbau, creating new music for this traditional instrument.
WEDS MAR 1512:00-2:00 Venue TBA
Contact Prof. Anthony DiSanza for more information.
WOODWINDS-OBOECourtney Miller (University of Iowa)TUE MAR 2812 PM, Morphy Hall
JAZZClay Jenkins, professor of jazz trumpet at EastmanTHU MAR 301:20-3:15 PM, Humanities 1321
JAZZLinda Oh, NYC jazz bassistFRI APRIL 2812- 1:30 PM, Humanities 1321