Masterclass Series

Masterclass Series

Ars Musica’s Masterclass Series offers Enrichment to Encore Young Artist Scholars and Music Lovers Alike

General Admission: Single Class $25 / Series $65 (Save $10)
Senior: Single Class $20 / Series $50 (Save $10)
Student:Single Class $15 / Series $40 (Save $5)

Join Ars Musica for a 3-part series of choral masterclasses led by world-class musicians and conductors. These masterclasses are intended to heighten the skills of participants in Ars Musica’s Encore Young Artist Program, who have all recently launched their professional vocal careers and serve as soloists during our current concert season.

The participants undergo development and improvement under critical and expert supervision by experienced teachers. Each of the teachers will provide personalized guidance focusing on a particular piece of music from Ars Musica’s 2016-17 season.

The Ars Musica Masterclass Series is open for attendance to all and we encourage avocational choir members, aspiring student singers, and music lovers to attend and enjoy a peek behind the curtain of some of NY and NJ’s most talented musicians.

Location: Woman’s Club of Ridgewood, 215 W Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
100 tickets available.

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November 30, 2016 – Messiah with Kent Tritle
Woman’s Club of Ridgewood, 215 W Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

kent-tritle-thumbnail-260x185Kent Tritle is one of America’s leading choral conductors. Called “the brightest star in New York’s choral music world” by The New York Times, his positions include Director of Cathedral Music and Organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City; Music Director of Musica Sacra, the longest continuously performing professional chorus in New York; and Music Director of the Oratorio Society of New York, the acclaimed 200-voice volunteer chorus. He also holds positions at the Manhattan School of Music, the Julliard School, the New York Philharmonic and the American Symphony Orchestra.

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February 9, 2017 – Opera Excerpts with Joseph Colaneri
Woman’s Club of Ridgewood, 215 W Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

joseph-colaneri-thumbnail-260x185Renowned for his versatility, musical depth, and ability to “inspire musicians”, Joseph Colaneri is recognized as a multifaceted presence on the podium. An international conductor equally adept with operatic, oratorio and symphonic repertoire, Colaneri continues to expand his relationships with orchestras and opera companies both nationally and abroad.

Appointed as Music Director for Glimmerglass in 2013, Colaneri has also served as a member of the Metropolitan Opera conducting roster since 1998. He also serves as Artistic Director of Opera at Mannes School of Music at The New School in New York City.

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May 18, 2017 – Concert Repertoire with Amy Burton
Woman’s Club of Ridgewood, 215 W Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

amy-burton-thumbnail-260x185With a voice the New York Times has called, “luminous” and “lustrous,” versatile soprano Amy Burton has sung with the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, at the White House, and with major opera companies and orchestras throughout the US, Europe, UK, Japan and Israel, as well as on recital and cabaret stages from New York to Barcelona.

A sought-after teacher, Ms. Burton is Professor of Voice at the Mannes College of Music and the CUNY Graduate Center Doctoral program, and is on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music and SongFest: The Complete Recitalist at Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles. She maintains a private voice studio in New York City and is in demand for master classes and residencies throughout the United States.

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Ars Musica’s concert season is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.



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