The festival students participate in a variety of master classes during the three weeks they are here. These classes are taught by our world renowned faculty. The master classes offer advanced students the opportunity to learn from experts in a small group setting.
Master classes are open to the public allowing you the opportunity to watch how acclaimed faculty train a future generation of orchestra musicians.
Artistic Director Robert Levin and Conductor Nicholas McGegan provides musical insights and a unique perspective during these popular and entertaining festival lectures.
A celebrated concert pianist and Mozart scholar, Robert Levin served as a faculty artist at the Sarasota Music Festival for more than a quarter of a century before being named artistic director in 2007.
Levin has had solo engagements around the world and is renowned for his improvised embellishments and cadenzas in classical period repertoire.
As he embarks on his fourth decade on the podium, Nicholas McGegan — long hailed as “one of the finest baroque conductors of his generation” (London Independent) and “an expert in 18th-century style” (The New Yorker) — is increasingly recognized for his probing and revelatory explorations of music of all periods.
McGegan is committed to the next generation of musicians, frequently conducting and coaching students in residencies and engagements at Yale University, the Juilliard School, Harvard University, the Colburn School, Aspen Music Festival and School, and the Music Academy of the West.