Photo of Ray Chen working with a student in a master class

Candler Concert Series artist Ray Chen works with EYSO student Harriet Skowronek in a master class at the Schwartz Center. Photo by Trevor Chun

Beyond the Concert

In harmony with Emory’s focus on cultivating and developing innovative arts leaders, the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts is a catalyst for harnessing imagination and discovery through community engagement, curricular enhancements, and performances with world-renowned artists.

Candler Concert Series artists, Schwartz Artists in Residence, and ECMSA guest artists conduct interdisciplinary programs that provide a unique opportunity for meaningful contact with performing artists, composers, choreographers, and art scholars whose work reflects international and diverse cultural dimensions.

Artist engagement events and master classes are taking place in a variety of formats. Some are only open to the Emory community at this time. Information on attending available events will be posted here.

Artist Engagement Events

Camille Thomas
Cello Master Class with Camille Thomas
With Emory Students Alex Banul and Claire Lee
Internationally acclaimed cellist Camille Thomas joined us virtually while visiting Spain for a master class with Emory music students on April 28, 2021. Moderated by Director of Orchestral Studies Paul Bhasin, the master class featured first-year Emory student Alex Banul performing Cello Concerto No. 9 in B-flat Major, Allegro moderato by Luigi Boccherini, and Emory junior Claire Lee performing Cello Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, op. 49, Allegro by Dmitri Kabalevsky.
Gabriela Montero
Piano Master Class with Gabriela Montero
With Emory Students Jisu Yang, Elizabeth Sun, and Sara Wang
World-renowned pianist Gabriela Montero joined us online from Barcelona, Spain for a master class with Emory music students on March 12, 2021. Moderated by Director of Piano Studies Elena Cholakova, the master class featured the following student performances: Chopin's Fantasie in F Minor—Jisu Yang; Mompou's Canción y Danza Nos. 3 and 7—Elizabeth Sun; Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 2, op. 18, Allegro scherzando—Sara Wang.
Photo of Bobby Broom, guitairist
Jazz Fest 2021 Master Class and Discussion
With Bobby Broom, Kenny Davis, and Gary Motley
Guitarist Bobby Broom has developed a sound that is clear, yet complex; familiar and always exciting. This American jazz guitarist, composer, and educator. was born and raised in New York City, but has called Chicago home for most of his life. In this virtual session on February 13, 2021, Broom, Kenny Davis, and Gary Motley host a master class with Emory student, Sawyer Gray, and discussion with the artists. Jazz Fest 2021 is a Schwartz Artist-in-Residence program.
Screenshot from the online discussion
Third Coast Percussion
Arts Entrepreneurship Discussion with professor Katherine Young
Third Coast Percussion ensemble members share insights into how this artist-run ensemble began, the teaching and gigging that they did just after graduation, how the ensemble grew to become a full-time job, and how the ensemble is staying innovative and inclusive during the time of COVID-19. Moderated by Assistant Professor of Composition Katherine Young—recipient of a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship—the discussion took place on November 12, 2020 in advance of the ensemble's November 13 livestream performance for the Schwartz Center.
Screenshot from the online discussion
Cuban Music and the Start of Maqueque
A Discussion with Jane Bunnett and Professor Gary Motley
Internationally acclaimed flutist and saxophonist Jane Bunnett has devoted much of her professional life to an exploration of how Afro-Cuban melodies express the universality of music. Prior to the October 2, 2020 streaming concert of Jane Bunnett and Maqueque for the Schwartz Center, Gary and Jane sat down virtually to talk about the history of Cuban music, the start of Maqueque, and music education.