Master Class Series

Free & Open to the Public

Master Class Series

The Thomas A. Laskin Memorial

Jazz Master Class Series

The Thomas A. Laskin Memorial Master Class Series provides insights on this uniquely American form with some of the best musicians in the country. Past guests include Grammy-winner Eddie Gomez, Blue Note Recording Artist James Francies, plus dozens of industry pros.

Next Guest:

Lynne Arriale 

“One of the most exciting pianists in contemporary jazz.” – The Guardian – UK
For our final installment of the Laskin Master Class Series we have WCM alum, now internationally acclaimed pianist Lynne Arriale. Lynne Arriale has performed on international concert stages over the past 25 years. Jazz Police called her “the poet laureate of her generation.”

April 4, 2022: Lynne Arriale
6pm – 8:00pm
Helen Bader Recital Hall
This event is free and open to the public.

 

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2021-2022 Thomas A. Laskin Memorial Master Class Guests

2021-2022 Thomas A. Laskin Memorial Master Class Guests

October 13, 2021 | James Francies
December 15, 2021 | Arun Luthra
March 9, 2022 | Huntertones

2020 Thomas A. Laskin Memorial Master Class Guests

2019 Thomas A. Laskin Memorial Master Class Guests

2019 Thomas A. Laskin Memorial Master Class Guests

March 13 | Manty Ellis, Brian Lynch & WCM Jazz Trio
April 27 | Manty Ellis & Concert All-Stars
October 2 | Christine Fawson, Trumpet player, Vocalist

2018 Thomas A. Laskin Memorial Master Class Guests

2018 Thomas A. Laskin Memorial Master Class Guests

Feb 7  |  Trumpeter Brian Lynch
Feb 28  |  Trumpeter Alex Norris
April 7  |  Drummer Carl Allen
April 25 | Eddie Gomez Trio
September 6 | Geoffrey Keezer
October 31 | Trumpeter Brian Lynch
December 5 | The Bad Plus
December 21 | Guitarist Peter Bernstein

2017 Thomas A. Laskin Memorial Master Class Guests

2017 Thomas A. Laskin Memorial Master Class Guests

Jan. 18  |  Drummer Carl Allen
Feb. 18  |  Guitarist Peter Bernstein
March 15  |  Trumpeter Brian Lynch
June 29  |  Saxophonist Greg Tardy
Sept. 30 | Pianist David Hazeltine
October 10 | Drummer Bill Stewart
October 25  |  Pianist Lynne Arriale


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More FREE Master Classes

Students of all ages and skill levels can attend master classes for guitar, strings, vocal arts, and all disciplines. Expand your knowledge with Conservatory teachers and industry leaders at these free events.

Upcoming Master WCM Classes
April 2, 2022, 3:00pm: Cello with Charlie Rasmussen &  George Teague | Bader Recital Hall
May 5, 2022, 12:30pm: Piano with Juan Pablo Horcasitas | Bader Recital Hall