Opening Nights master classes provide students the added benefit of developing and honing their skills by learning directly from world-renowned artists. Sponsorships make possible this broad offering of master classes for FSU students and students in the community.

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Matt Dusk will visit Florida A&M University’s campus to offer a music industry lecture to students studying in the Institute of Music Research and Music Industries Studies Department. Matt will share how he is creating his future in music while also providing real-life insight to others who are working towards achieving successful and meaningful careers in the music industry.

Julie Fowlis will lead a discussion with Florida State University students on how music, story, and poetry can strengthen people’s sense of connection with, or at times separation from, the landscape that surrounds them during their work, play and life. Together participates will explore the relationship between people and their environment. Julie will share a personal journey of cultural mapping for music students.

Canadian Brass will host a master class with students from the FSU College of Music’s brass studios on December 10th from 5:00pm-6:00pm in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall–just before their public performance that night. In this class, a graduate brass quintet will perform several pieces and the touring company will provide valuable feedback from their years of public performance experience.