Master Classes are FREE and are open to students who play the instrument, just starting to play the instrument, or who are thinking about playing the instrument. The class will include: Instruction on the instrument
"Petting Zoo" time where students can try the instruments with professional help!
Bring your instrument, a music stand, and a solo piece you are working on (if you have one).

OBOE MASTER CLASS - LAURA GOBEN, Instructor

JANUARY 22, 2018   5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Laura Goben is an active teacher and performer throughout the Pacific Northwest since her return to the area in 2013. She is on faculty at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, and teaches privately in Olympia, Ellensburg, and Kent. As a performer she is principal oboe of the Olympia Symphony and oboist for The Sound Ensemble, a new music chamber group based in Seattle which seeks to bring contemporary music and world premiers to audiences in non-traditional settings and break down the barrier between performer and audience member. She a member of the Olympia Symphony Wind Quintet, and gives recitals throughout the year in Olympia and Tacoma. Ms. Goben received her Master's of Music from the University of Oregon where she was awarded "Most Outstanding Graduate" in the woodwind area. She graduated from the University of Michigan with her Bachelor's in Music where she studied with Dr. Nancy Ambrose King. 

BASSOON MASTER CLASS - FRANCINE PETERSEN, Instructor

JANUARY 29, 2018    5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Francine Peterson, bassoonist, enjoys a varied career as performer, educator, and adjudicator around the Pacific Northwest. She is principal bassoonist of the Northwest Sinfonietta and third contrabassoon with the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Ms. Peterson regularly performs with the Auburn Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and Opera orchestras, 5th Avenue Theater Orchestra, and the Oregon Symphony. Dedicated to music education, she maintains a large private studio in addition to serving on the faculties of Pacific Lutheran University, Western Washington University, and Seattle Pacific University. Ms. Peterson has been teaching and performing at the Marrowstone Music Festival for 22 years. She coaches for the Seattle Youth Symphony Organization, and teaches through the Endangered Instrument Program, which is sponsored by the Seattle Youth Symphony. She has also been a coach for the Cascade Youth Symphony for the past 20 years.

FRENCH HORN MASTER CLASS - RODGER BURNETT, Instructor

JANUARY 15, 2018   5:15 - 6:45 p.m.

Mr. Burnett received his MMus from the University of Washington. He currently plays the principal horn with the Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Northwest Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Burnett has played with the Seattle Symphony and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and plays regularly with the Seattle Opera. He is the French Horn Professor at SPU.

DOUBLE BASS MASTER CLASS - KELSEY MINES, Instructor

JANUARY 15, 2018   5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

A Seattle native, Kelsey Mines is a performer, composer, and teacher of the double bass. Kelsey earned her Bachelor of Music in Double Bass Performance from the University of Washington. She went on to complete a Master's degree in Double Bass Performance from Arizona State University under the direction of Catalin Rotaru. A recipient of the Holland Scholarship, Kelsey followed her passion for the double bass to the Netherlands, where she studied at Prince Claus Conservatoire before returning to Seattle where she now teaches and performs a variety of styles, from jazz to classical to pop. Wherever she may be, Kelsey aspires to create, collaborate, and perform music that enriches and enlivens the world around her.
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