Do you ever wonder what it takes for the musicians you see on stage to gain the virtuosic proficiency to perform a difficult violin concerto, a brilliant opera aria, or a beautiful orchestral oboe solo? Ask any musician and you’ll probably hear one answer: PRACTICE! But there’s more to it than that. Most of our musicians participated in school programs, attended summer music camps, and went on to study at prestigious music conservatories around the world- solely for the opportunity to gain wisdom from distinguished pedagogues and performers.
This summer you are invited to join us for a sneak peak of this process through our masterclass series. Join us at Tornstrom Auditorium to watch area youth participate in a rare opportunity to work with professional musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra and beyond. Each Saturday morning class will feature four young performers, beginning with a piece they have prepared and followed by instruction.
These classes are free-of-charge and open to the public and are an extension of the great work happening year round through our Music Mentors Project.