Burton Kaplan, who has taught violin and viola for 30 years at the Manhattan School of Music, is in Minneapolis this weekend to lead a master class for students and a power performance seminar for teachers.
Students representing a variety of instruments (strings, brass, woodwinds) have been selected to perform in the master class, from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. The class is free to students of Minnesota Youth Symphonies and MacPhail Center for Music, and it’s $10 for all other instrumentalists students. Students can purchase tickets through this link.
From 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, Kaplan will present a seminar designed for teachers, focusing on practice and artistic success for all instruments. Teachers will observe Kaplan working with students, help identify productive practice techniques and examine how to make practice more meaningful and successful. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and can be purchased through this link.
Both events, co-sponsored by Minnesota Youth Symphonies and MacPhail Center for Music, happen at Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave.