master class


Definition of master class 

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

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Together, participants will attend master classes taught by instrumental faculty; be coached daily at chamber music sessions; and play in the full ensemble. Susan B. Barnes, USA TODAY, "Leave the kids behind: Summer camp for adults," 6 July 2018 The company will also stay for a few days to give master classes and workshops for Chapman students. Richard Chang,, "Classical music, dance, theater, jazz and lectures are all on tap for Musco Center's third year," 28 June 2018 And as part of the 52nd annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival this summer, scores of dancers from Armenia and across North America will perform, present master classes and share technique. Roger Catlin, Smithsonian, "How Armenian Dance Adapted Over Time and Place," 26 June 2018 Free master classes will be held at Portland Conservatory., "Critic’s picks: From Bach to ‘The Barber of Seville,’ 10 can’t-miss classical events," 18 May 2018 So covering his songs in the past and then covering Side B was almost a master class in Drake's vocal pocket. Karen Bliss, Billboard, "LIGHTS Talks Covering Side B of Drake's 'Scorpion' and Why He's 'Empowering' for Women," 12 July 2018 Mona could offer a master class on the art of the subversive Tweet. Amanda Randone, Teen Vogue, "This Woman Is Giving a Voice to Muslims in the #MeToo Movement," 26 June 2018 Whenever possible, visiting ArtPower performers conduct master classes and workshops at UCSD during the day. George Varga,, "ArtPower to traverse wide world of music, dance and much more in 15th season at UCSD," 17 June 2018 This word allowed Naysa Modi of Frisco, Texas, to offer a master class on the inner workings of a top speller’s brain. Washington Post, "Memorable words from the National Spelling Bee," 31 May 2018

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1952, in the meaning defined above

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