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Academy Master Classes & Enrichment Offerings

A hallmark of the Academy is regular master classes featuring some of the world's most renowned artists and pedagogues.  In addition to master classes, the Academy offers special enrichment classes featuring lectures, workshops with professional experts who provide the Academy students with a broad view of the world of music, and panel discussions by industry leaders to provide insight into the music profession and to help students leave the Academy prepared for careers as soloists, chamber musicians, orchestra members, and teachers.

Previous Guest Master Classes Presenters

  • Heidi Castleman
    Professor of Viola, Juilliard School
  • Orion String Quartet
  • Viviane Hagner
    violinist
  • Richard Aaron
    cellist
  • Sergei Babayan
    pianist
  • Laurie Carney
    violinist
  • Pinchas Zukerman
    violinist, violist & conductor
  • eighth blackbird
  • Pamela Frank
    violinist
  • Matt Haimovitz
    cellist
  • Stephen Hough
    pianist
  • Mark Kaplan
    violinist
  • Joel Smirnoff
    violinist
  • Robert Nagy
    cellist
  • Jorge Federico Osorio
    pianist
  • Cavani Quartet
  • Laurence Lesser
    cellist
  • Steven Doane
    cellist
  • Vadim Gluzman
    violinist
  • Sharon Robinson
    cellist
  • Janina Fialkowska
    pianist
  • Vladimir Feltsman
    pianist
  • David Taylor, violinist
    CSO assistant concertmaster
  • Rachel Barton Pine
    violinist
  • Nelita True
    pianist
  • Roger Chase
    violist
  • Roberto Diaz
    violist
  • Claude Frank
    pianist
  • David Geber
    cellist
  • Daniel Heifetz
    violinist
  • Ilya Kaler
    violinist
  • Ani and Ida Kavafian
    violinists
  • Jeffrey Siegel
    Pianist
  • Amit Peled
    cellist
  • Pacifica String Quartet
  • Paul Kantor
    violinist
  • Robert Lipsett
    violinist
  • Robert McDonald
    pianist
  • Wendy Warner
    cellist

Previous Enrichment Presenters

  • Francis Akos
    Violinist & WWII Historian, Retired Member of the CSO
  • Stephen Burns
    Fulcrum Point New Music Project / Contemporary Music
  • Kitty Knight
    former cellist, Da Vinci String Quartet/Careers in Music
  • Robert Duke
    Professor of Music and Human Learning at University of Texas-Austin
  • Anne Midgett
    music critic
  • Steven Robinson
    WFMT Radio Executive Vice President for Radio & Project Development
  • Henry Fogel
    Past President of CSO and of American Symphony Orchestra League
  • Garry Clarke
    Founder of Baroque Band; Baroque Performance Practice Specialist
  • Stacy Garrop, Jim Stephenson, Chen Yi, Zhou Long, Marta Ptaszynska
    Renowned Living Composers
  • Paige Whitley-Baugess
    Baroque Dance Specialist