Special Events


All masterclasses are free and open to the public for observation.

What is a Masterclass? A masterclass presents a one-on-one opportunity for a student musician to learn from an illustrious guest artist with an audience invited to observe the process. In previous masterclasses in this series, the audience has learned instrument performance techniques and musical interpretation tips—and heard amazing personal stories shared by a variety of guest artists who professionally make music around the world.  We would love for you to join us at any and all of these events.

Registration is required in advance with registration links set two weeks before the event.


Megumi Kanda, Trombone
Sunday, February 28th, 5:30-7:30 CST
(Principal Trombone, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)
Read more about Megumi Kanda
Advance registration required: Click here!

David Perry, Violin
Sunday, March 7th, 6:00-8:00 pm CST
(1st Violin Pro Arte Quartet,
UW-Madison Mead Witter School of Music)
Read more about David Perry
Advance registration required: Click here!

Andrew Balio, Trumpet
Sunday, March 14th, 5:30-7:30 pm CST
(Principal Trumpet, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra)
Read more about Andrew Balio

Naha Greenholtz, Violin
Sunday, March 28th, 6:00-8:00 pm CST
(Concertmaster, Madison Symphony Orchestra and Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra)
Read more about Naha Greenholtz

*Sharan Leventhal, Violin
Sunday, April 11th, 6:00-8:00 pm CST
(Boston Conservatory)
Read more about Sharan Leventhal

Joe Johnson, Cello
Sunday, April 18, 6:00-8:00 pm CST
Principal Cello, Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Read more about Joe Johnson

*Denotes WYSO Alumni

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