CHQ’s School of Music is infused with a rich master class program that caters to each individual student. During the seven-week program over 50 master classes will be held and all students are encouraged to attend and learn technique from masters outside of their primary study.
Master classes are scheduled with distinguished visiting faculty, guest artists on our Chamber Series and guest soloists with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra (CSO).
In recent years, visiting faculty have included:
Richard Aaron (cello), Atar Arad (viola), Zuill Bailey (cello), Dmitri Berlinsky (violin), Thomas Booth (trumpet), Denis Brott (cello), Michael Burritt (percussion), Ray Chen (violin), Franklin Cohen (clarinet), Victor Danchenko (violin), Matthew Duvall (percussion), Heinz Fadle (trombone), Felice Farrell (cello), Josef Feigelson (cello), Marc Goldberg (bassoon), Scott Haigh (bass), Erik Harris (double bass), Scott Hartman (trombone), Gary Hoffman (cello), Ilya Kaler (violin), Peter Kurau (horn), Owen Lee (bass), Yura Lee (viola), Chris Leuba (horn), Kathryn Levy (flute), Jon Mannase (clarinet), Johannesburg Moser (cello), Paul Neubauer (viola), Sally O’Reilly (violin), Lynn Ramsey (viola), Gustav Rivinius (cello), Carol Rodland (viola), Aaron Rosand (violin), Barrick Stees (bassoon), Almita Vamos (violin), Roland Vamos (viola), James Vandermark (bass), Elise Wagner (bassoon), James Walker (flute), Micah Wilkinson (trumpet), Peter Winograd (violin)
Masterclasses have also been given by various ensembles and chamber groups including:
Canadian Brass Ensemble, Pacifica Quartet, Meridian Arts Ensemble, Imani Wind Quintet and Silkroad
Chautauqua Festival Schools of Performing and Visual Arts
P.O. Box 1098
1 Ames Ave.
Chautauqua, NY 14722
The Music School Festival Orchestra is underwritten in part by the Hultquist Foundation and the Carnahan-Jackson Foundation of Jamestown, N.Y.
As part of the curriculum we are pleased to offer our Symphony Sessions Series and Mozart Classes as a chance to further enhance the growth of all of our students (coordinated by Richard Sherman, chair of winds, brass and percussion).
Symphony Sessions are open excerpt masterclasses for all woodwind and brass instruments with feedback from a diverse committee.
In addition to the above we will also hold two Mozart Classes which will allow for a deeper dive into the Mozart Style. Mozart Classes are sessions for all woodwinds, horns and any interested MSFO instrumentalists exploring the stylistic approaches to Mozart Classical style.