master class


Definition of master class 

: a seminar for advanced music students conducted by a master musician

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Having an eczema flare-up is like taking a master class in self-control. Korin Miller, SELF, "What Causes Eczema, Anyway?," 13 July 2018 The next task was to teach a master class in hair flipping. Wendy Sy, Allure, "Watch the "Queer Eye" Fab Five Try 9 They've Never Done Before," 28 June 2018 But in its new trailer for The Last of Us Part II, Naughty Dog delivered a master class in intimate animation — and the most striking thing was how much attention the studio put into the smallest details. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Dang, that Last of Us Part II kiss was some great animation," 12 June 2018 The San Francisco Giants shortstop, better known for his glove and rarely heralded as more than a solid but complementary piece in two of his team’s World Series championships, conducted a master class in hitting at Nationals Park. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Giants' Brandon Crawford handed Nationals' Max Scherzer his first loss in over 2 months," 10 June 2018 Bruder’s piece is both an important look at a dysfunctional industry and a master class in profile writing. Michelle Weber, Longreads, "Man vs. Gig: Doug Schifter’s Last Stand," 16 May 2018 During Yuasa's visit to Northeast Ohio, the charismatic and versatile soloist and chamber musician will also be providing a master class at Royalton Music. John Benson,, "Parma Symphony Orchestra schedules May 6 performance at Valley Forge High School," 30 Apr. 2018 The Israel leg of the tour includes concerts in Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem, plus master classes and school visits in a country that has one of the largest classical music audiences per capita in the world. David Patrick Stearns,, "Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin resolute about visit to Israel," 17 May 2018 Participants get intensive voice lessons, coaching, movement sessions, master classes, seminars and roundtable discussions. Paul Hodgins,, "Opera NEO blazes new trails on a shoestring, focusing on education and unpredictability," 1 July 2018

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1952, in the meaning defined above

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