“This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!”

Throughout the year, we strive to bring as many opportunities as possible for students of all ages to meet face-to-face with renowned professional artists who are leaders in their art form. Opportunities range from open discussions with the artists to fully-immersive classes, allowing students the invaluable opportunity to cultivate their craft alongside their idols and mentors.


PlayIN with The Philadelphia Orchestra

“As a teacher, I was thrilled for this inspirational and memorable event for my students!”

Perhaps the grandest example of master classes that are offered right here at SPAC, the PlayIN invites local musicians of all ages and abilities to sit on our stage, side-by-side professional musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra for a collaborative music-making event.

In 2017, The Philadelphia Orchestra lead a PlayIN for local cellists, and Yo-Yo Ma joined as a special guest!


Previous Master Guests

Bill T. Jones
Twyla Tharp
Yo-Yo Ma
Johannes Moser
Time for Three
Wu Han
Ani Kavafian
Michael Torke

Hannibal Lokumbe
Lar Lubovitch dance company
Martha Graham Dance Company
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
National Ballet of Canada
New York City Ballet
The Philadelphia Orchestra


Interested in learning more about our upcoming Master Classes?

Please contact SPAC Director of Youth Education, Dennis Moench, at dennis@spac.org, call 518-584-9330 x109, or use the form below to be added to our mailing list for future master class events.

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