master class


Definition of master class

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

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The story of how Epstein got such a light sentence — and who was involved — is a master class in the power dynamics that have been exposed by the #MeToo movement but have yet to truly change. Jane Coaston, Vox, "Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted sex offender who is friends with Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, explained," 22 Feb. 2019 BENZEMA BRACE Karim Benzema put on a master class for strikers in a 4-2 win for 10-man Madrid at Espanyol. Joseph Wilson, The Seattle Times, "‘Leo never misses’: Messi scores again as Barca beats Girona," 27 Jan. 2019 After all, the Pretty Little Liars star could honestly teach a master class on how to achieve a stellar Instagram aesthetic. Isabella Gomez, Teen Vogue, "Shay Mitchell on Social Media and Her New Lifetime Movie "YOU"," 8 Sep. 2018 At the Pannier estate the charming Elina Lesniak gives us a master class in champagne making: the two fermentations, the prise de mousse, the disgorgement. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "A Luxurious Barge Cruise Is the Best Way to See France," 9 Aug. 2018 In these spaces, visiting faculty might conduct master classes, online students could gather to complete project work or alumni might work on an invention. Jeffrey J. Selingo, Washington Post, "The future of college education: Students for life, computer advisers and campuses everywhere," 6 July 2018 For a master class in colliding charming aesthetics and slightly more acerbic content, look at the collage artist Anne Taintor, who has been mashing up 1950s advertising imagery with witty phrases of her own invention since the mid-1980s. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "We buy each other gifts with misanthropic slogans to forge a common bond," 9 Nov. 2018 Dave Koz, a smooth jazz saxophonist, stopped at Santa Ana's Orange County School of the Arts to teach and perform with music students during a master class. Timesoc,, "TimesOC: 400 celebrate groundbreaking for 405 Freeway expansion project," 31 Jan. 2018 This game is a master class in complex level design, with plenty of interlocking systems and relations that tie together in intricate ways. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Ars Technica’s best games of 2018," 24 Dec. 2018

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1952, in the meaning defined above

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