Department of Music Announces 2017-18 Masterclass Series

August 16, 2017

The Department of Music announces the 2017-18 Masterclass Series. The Masterclass Series will bring seven esteemed instrumentalists, vocalists, and ensembles to campus to work with music students this academic year. As always, the clinicians represent top-notch local musicians, as well as guest artists performing with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and Opera Carolina.

Students in the College of Arts + Architecture benefit greatly from the vibrant cultural life in the Charlotte community. In addition to masterclasses such as these, the five departments of the College collaborate with local arts and design institutions to host guest lectures and artist residencies, present workshops and conferences, participate in field trips, and provide student internships.

The Department of Music masterclasses take place in Rowe Recital Hall and are open to the public.

2017-18 Masterclass Series

Mirasol Quartet: Tuesday, September 5, 2:00–3:15 pm
The Mirasol Quartet will be performing at UNC Charlotte at 7:30 pm on September 5. The quartet includes Ben Still, a UNC Charlotte alumnus who is serving as a visiting faculty member this year.

Tom Burge, trombone: September 21, 2:00–3:15 pm
Tom Burge is a trombonist with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and the host of “Sunday Evening” on classical public radio station 89.9 WDAV

Ashraf Sewailam, bass-baritone: November 7, 2:00–3:15 pm
Critically acclaimed bass-baritone Ashraf Sewailam will be performing the role of Lignieres in Opera Carolina's production of Cyrano.

Benjamin Beilman, violin: November 16, 2:00–3:15 pm
Recognized as one of the fastest rising stars of his generation, Benjamin Beilman will be performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.

Matthew Curran, bass: February 132:00-3:15 pm
Known for blending intelligent musicianship and strong dramatic instincts, Matthew Curranwill be singing the role of Sparafucile in Opera Carolina's production of 

PROJECT Trio: February 152:00-3:15 pm
Blending their classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles, PROJECT Trio will be performing in the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's altsounds series.

Diane Schoff, mezzo-soprano: April 172:00-3:15 pm
Dramatically charactered mezzo-soprano Diane Schoff will be singing the role of Marcellina in Opera Carolina's production of The Marriage of Figaro.