Conservatory of Music

From Bach to Broadway
Conservatory of Music
Boesel Musical Arts Building
(440) 826-2369

Actor, singer & voice artist Raul Esparza coaches a Baldwin Wallace music theater student.

Master Classes

Master classes are an integral part of the education of every student at the BW Conservatory of Music. Each year the Conservatory hosts dozens of guest artists including professional musicians, conductors, agents, music directors, arts managers, educators and music therapists to interact with our students. Master classes allow BW students to learn from professionals in the field and to build their network of contacts in the career field of their choosing. Classes are open to the public unless otherwise noted.

2013-14 Master Classes 


Saturday, September 28, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Gamble Auditorium
Deborah Barrett Price '84, Viola Faculty, Dennison University; Founder and Artistic Director, Chamber Music Connection, Inc.
2013 BW Conservatory of Music Alumni Achievement Award Recipient

Sunday, September 29, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Kulas 115
Dr. Constance E. Barrett '83
Jammin' in the Classical Style with the Body in Mind

An introduction to Body Mapping and Improvisational Chamber Music
Friday, October 4, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 3, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
BMAC 211
Takako Masame, violin, The Cleveland Orchestra
Sunday, October 20, 1:00 p.m.
The Ohio Viola Society presents OH Viola Master Class Day
featuring Robert Vernon, principal violist of The Cleveland Orchestra; individual master classes taught by faculty from Akron University, Baldwin Wallace, Cleveland Institute of Music, Dennison University, Bowling Green State University, as well as members of The Cleveland Orchestra viola section.
Monday, October 21 and Monday, November 25, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Kulas 227
Lembi Veskimets, viola, The Cleveland Orchestra
Lyrical orchestral excerpts and the use of vibrato
Monday, October 28, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Chamber Hall
Manuel Barrecuo, guitar




Sunday, February 2, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Fynette Kulas Music Hall
Mary Matthews '08, flute
Soundscape trio


Tuesday, November 5, 1:00-1:50 p.m., BMAC 211
Lecture:  The Music of Charles Mingus
Wednesday, November 6, 8:15 p.m.,
Lecture:  Career Management
Lauren Sevian, baritone saxophone
Guest artist with the BW Jazz Ensemble
Friday, November 8, 8:00 p.m., Gamble Auditorium


Friday, October 4, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Gamble Auditorium
Francisco Ybarra '99, Founder and Executive Director,
New Music School, Chicago
Teaching demonstration with a student from his school
Tuesday, October 1, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Fynette Kulas Music Hall
Dr. Washington Garcia, Associate Professor of Piano and Assistant Director of the School of Music at Texas State University

Sunday, October 6, 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Fynette Kulas Music Hall
Martin Katz, Collegiate Professor of Collaborative Piano,
University of Michigan



Tuesday, October 8, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Kadel Family Vocal Music Hall
Jennifer Rowley '02, singer, Metropolitan Opera



Thursday, September 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Iron Composer Finalists
Competition is Friday, September 6 at 8 p.m.
October 28-November 2
Focus Festival
Christopher Theofanidis, composer

Wednesday, November 13
Bela Fleck, banjo with Brooklyn Rider, string quartet
Master Class:  1:00-2:45 p.m. Chamber Hall
Performance:  3:10 p.m. Gamble Auditorium
In partnership with the Tuesday Musical Association and the University of Akron
Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation


Tuesday, January 14, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Chamber Hall
Liz Pearse, soprano
Karl Larson, piano
Concert presenting Messiaen's "Harawi" at 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 22
Steven Smith, conductor and composer

Music Education

Sunday, September 29, 8:00 p.m.
Kadel Family Vocal Music Hall
Dr. Herbert Marshall, Associate Professor of Music Education,
Prof. Laura Joss, Assistant Professor of Music Education,
Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music
Options for Music Education Majors after Graduation

Sunday, December 1, 7:00 p.m.
Fynette Kulas Music Hall
Janelle Hallett, Operations Director
Ohio Alliance for Arts Education
Sunday, February 16, 8:00 p.m.
Kadel Family Vocal Music Hall
Panel:  Recent BW Music Education Graduates
Sunday, February 23, 8:00 p.m.
Kadel Family Vocal Music Hall
Prof. Laura Joss, Assistant Professor of Music Education,
Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music
Student Learning Objectives

Music Theater

All Music Theater workshops are in audition/performance technique and professional ethic in the Broadway Music Theater and Theater world.

Saturday, September 14, 1:00 p.m.
Kadel Family Vocal Music Hall
Michael Cassara, Michael Cassara Casting, NYC
Casting Director
Saturday, September 21, 1:00 p.m.
Kadel Family Vocal Music Hall
David Krasner, The Mine
Talent Agent
Saturday, October 12, 1:00 p.m.
Kadel Family Vocal Music Hall
Lisa Price, The Price Group, NYC
Talent Agent
Saturday, October 26, 1:00 p.m.
Kadel Family Vocal Music Hall
Ashley Landay, Professional Artists
Talent Agent
Saturday, January 25, time TBA
Gamble Auditorium
Ben Sands, Stone Manners Salners
Talent Agent
Saturday, January 18, time TBA
Gamble Auditorium
Ron LaRosa, Disney Global Entertainment
Eric Woodall, Tara Rubin Casting

Casting Directors

Saturday, February 8, time TBA
Gamble Auditorium
Richard Fisher, Abrams Artists
Talent Agent

Saturday, February 15, time TBA
Gamble Auditorium
David Cash, Nicolosi & Co.
Talent Agent


Arts Management

Thursday, September 26, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Colony Room
Amy Gill '84, Operations Manager,
The Cleveland Orchestra

Thursday, October 31, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Colony Room
Julie Gilliland, Sales and Partnerships Manager
he Cleveland Playhouse    
Thursday, February 20, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Colony Room
Pam Young, Executive Director
Dance Cleveland

Thursday, March 6, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Colony Room
Jennifer Barlament, General Manager

The Cleveland Orchestra


Thursday, April 3, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Colony Room
Janus Small, Consultant
Janus Small Associates



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