The Department of Music is committed to outreach. From our Honors Band Day to the Homeschool Music Project, to hiring one of our students for your special event, we offer a mulitude of options for those wanting to engage and learn music.  With our location in the heart of Midtown, Detroit's cultural center, we are perfectly situated to serve the diverse community around us. Come see a recital, take a lesson with one of our renowned faculty, or enroll your child in the Weekend School of Music. Take advantage of all that the Department of Music has to offer. 

Schedule of Upcoming Masterclasses and Workshops

During The Music @ Wayne State Experience Series we invite prospective undergraduate and graduate students to engage with our faculty during our Virtual Open House, class visits, and masterclasses. The full schedule of masterclasses is below.

Monday, February 22

Flute Studio Class
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Faculty: Sharon Sparrow, flute
Description: Prospective student flute participants will have the opportunity to observe Wayne State students with instructor Sharon Sparrow, as she leads Flute Performance majors through performance and discussions of repertoire, practice techniques and performance practices.

Monday, March 1

Fundamentals of Horn Practice and Performance 
Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm
Faculty: Johanna Yarborough, horn
Description: Get horn practice and performance tips from Johanna Yarborough, WSU instructor and member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's horn section. Please register early if you would like to be considered to perform in the master class.

Wednesday, March 3

Jazz Drumming-Essentials and Beyond 
Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm
Faculty: David Taylor, jazz percussion
Description: Learn tips about how you can become the best jazz percussionist you can be and how to set and achieve your goals! 

Saturday, March 6

Violin Masterclass
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
Faculty: Hai Xin Wu, violin
Description: Learn tips about how you can become the violinist you can be and how to set and achieve your goals! 
Viola Masterclass
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
Faculty: John Madison, violin
Description: Learn tips about how you can become the violist you can be and how to set and achieve your goals! 
Classical Guitar Masterclass
Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
Faculty: Brian Roberts, classical guitar
Description: In this session classical guitarists will work on technical skills that enhance your overall musical sound and musicianship.
Cello Masterclass
Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Faculty: Úna O'Riordan, cello
Description: Join WSU cello instructor and DSO cellist, Una O'riordan, for an opportunity to learn practice strategies for next level cello playing as well as how to breathe better for a healthier body, a bigger sound, and a better phrase. 
String Bass Masterclass
Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Faculty: Nicholas Myers, bass
Description: Learn tips about how you can become the violinist you can be and how to set and achieve your goals! 
Jazz Improvisation from a Rhythmic Point of View
Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Faculty: Chuck Newsome, jazz guitar
Description: Join WSU jazz guitar instructor, Chuck Newsome as he guides interested musicians in exploring jazz improvisation in masterclass designed for all instruments and experience levels.

Sunday, March 7

Voice Masterclass
Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Faculty: Caitlin Lynch, voice
Description: Prof. Caitlin Lynch will lead singers through a vocal masterclass which focuses on celebrating our strengths and confronting our weaknesses. Caitlin will work with singers on on finding the important balance of strength and vulnerability in singing and performing. 

Questions or for more information please reach out to Leah Celebi, Academic Services Officer II at leah.celebi@wayne.edu