Please review the following requirements if you wish to be considered as a participant in the Master Classes. Please provide a short biography, to be uploaded on the application form. Submissions must be complete by March 1, 2014
Craig Cramer Master Class
Thursday, June 26, 2014Location: Trinity Church in the City of Boston
Two participants will be selected for this Master Class. Please list what composition you’d like to play. Germanic and contemporary repertoire is preferred.
Janette Fishell Master Class
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Location: Trinity Church in the City of Boston
Two participants will be selected for this Master Class. Please provide a short biography (100 words) and list the composition you’d like to play. Dr. Fishell prefers repertoire from the French Romantic period.
Ann Howard Jones Master Classes
Tuesday June 24, 2014
3:00 PM Advanced Choral Conducting 1
4:15 PM Advanced Choral Conducting 2
Friday, June 27, 2014
1:00 PM Intermediate Choral Conducting
Location: Marriott Hotel
If you wish to participate as an auditor/singer, click here to complete the application form
If you wish to participate as a conductor, click here to complete the application form.
Renée Anne Louprette Masterclass on Louis Vierne’s Symphony No. 3 in F-sharp minor, Op. 28Wednesday, June 25, 2014 9:45 AM
Trinity Church in the City of Boston
Louis Vierne’s Troisième Symphonie, Op. 28, was composed during one of the darkest periods of the composer’s life. Dedicated to his pupil Marcel Dupré, the work was completed in 1911 and premiered by Dupré at the Salle Gaveau in Paris. Its five movements are rich with expressive drama and emotion, ranging from despair, joy, anger and hope to assurance. Harmonies reminiscent of Wagner, Debussy, and Franck make this one of Vierne’s most lush and exciting works. Renée Anne Louprette, Professor of Organ at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, and featured recitalist at this convention, will coach two masterclass participants. Applicants should plan on presenting one of the following movements: I. Allegro maestoso, II. Cantilène, IV. Adagio.
Bruce Neswick Master Class
Thursday, June 26, 2014 9:45 AMLocation: Trinity Church in the City of Boston
Three participants will be selected. The participants will play keyboard skills exercises, including figured bass. They will also be asked to improvise in relatively simply formats on a small selection of hymn tunes, which will be identified to them in advance.
Thierry Escaich Master Class
Friday, June 27, 2014 1:00 PMLocation: Trinity Church in the City of Boston
One of today’s leading concert organists and improvisateurs, Thierry Escaich coaches class participants on the art of organ improvisation in an open-lesson format. Two participants will be selected.