To participate in a Handler Master Class, students must be nominated by their teachers.
The Handler Master Classes are open to pre-college musicians from a wide range of ages and levels of training. The criteria for selecting participants include good preparation, serious dedication, and the ability to respond to suggestions in a class situation, whether the student is performing a standard concerto or a piece from the beginning repertoire. Students chosen to perform must be New Jersey residents and must be studying privately at a school or studio in New Jersey. Students currently enrolled in the preparatory division of a New York or Pennsylvania conservatory are not eligible to participate.
• Beginning Students: one memorized piece with which the student feels comfortable
• Intermediate and Advanced Students: Two contrasting selections of the teacher’s choice.
(One movement of a concerto or a sonata would constitute a selection.)
• For pianists: solo repertoire only; no concertos.
Repertoire must be memorized, except for violin and cello sonatas.
Piano Accompanists (for violinists and cellists)
For auditions: An official piano accompanist will be provided by Thurnauer, but rehearsal time may not be available. Students may play with their own accompanist for auditions only, but not for the master class. For students using the official piano accompanist, please make sure to bring a copy of the piano score to the audition.
For master classes: the JCC Thurnauer School of Music will provide the accompanist for all master classes. Students selected to participate in the master class must send a copy of the piano accompaniment part in advance to the school and will have rehearsal time with the pianist prior to the master class. Under certain circumstances, an outside accompanist may be allowed to play in the master class, at the discretion of the Director.
Nomination, Audition and Master Class Dates:
Colin Carr, cello
nominations due: January 3
auditions: January 26, 1:30pm on
class: February 10, 2014, 4-6:30pm
Melvin Chen, piano
nominations due: January 23
auditions: February 23, 10:30am on
class: March 13, 2014, 4-7pm
Joseph Lin, violin
nominations due: February 23
auditions: March 23,1:30pm on
class: April 6, 2014, 1-4pm