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Music Liberal-Arts


Distinguished visiting performers often give master classes at TCM. This experience enhances performance skills and helps promote the students’ abilities. All majors and minors have opportunities to attend master classes. Some distinguished artists that have given master classes at TCM since 2008 are:
Federico Agostini, Moshe Atzmon, Felix Ayo, Boris Belkin, Michel Béroff, Artem Chirkov, Barry Douglas, Vladimir Feltsman, Robert Howes, Peter Jablonski, Isabelle van Keulen, Zygmunt Krauze, Wieland Kuijken, Albrecht Mayer, Cristina Ortiz, Isabelle Perrin, Johannes Schöllhorn, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Erik Tawaststjerna, Maxim Vengerov, and Elisso Virsaladze.

Master Classes for 2024


April 10 Composition Master Class Ensemble InterContemporain
June 17 Euphonium Master Class David Childs
November 25 Horn Master Class Szabolcs Zempleni
November 26 Strings Master Class Les Volques String Trio

Piano majorPiano Topics and Professional Development 2024

April 5 Guidance TCM Professors
April 12 Lecture on the Mikimoto Method Mitsuyo Yamamoto
April 19 Lecture on Mozart and performance Kikuko Ogura
April 26 Lecture on mental training Masaomi Iyo
May 10 Lecture on academism in the US Noriko Ohtake
May 17 Chamber music masterclass and performance Rieko Suzuki, Akira Wakabayashi
May 24 Performance and lecture on Chopin Ewa Poblocka
May 31 Lecture on accompaniment Nobuyuki Hirose
June 5 Piano performance and masterclass Eliso Virsaladze
June 14 Lecture on concert production Jun Sawahashi
June 21 Lecture on composition Celeri Haruhata
June 28 Lecture on Messiaen and performance Masaaki Yasuda
July 5 Lecture on tuning Shinya Saito
July 12 Forum on evaluation of music Tomoaki Yoshida and TCM professors
July 19 Lecture and masterclass on Mozart Yuka Imamine
September 13 Guidance TCM professors
September 20 Piano Masterclass Ronan O’Hora
September 25 Lecture on concert Masashi Nishimaki
September 27 Lecture on music therapy Kaoru Sekine
October 2 Lecture on improvisation Chika Nagisa
October 11 Forum on Chopin Artur Szklener
October 18 Piano performance and masterclass Gustavo Romero
October 25 Piano masterclass Frank Braley
November 1 Piano performance and masterclass Alex Alguacil
November 8 Lecture on hand and arm issues Aya Kanazuka
November 22 Lecture on piano and computer Yoshihiro Kanno
November 29 Lecture on music students’ careers Paul Hughes
December 20 Piano masterclass Gerald Fauth
January 10 Piano Masterclass George Vatchnadze
January 17 Lecture on Piano Technicians Akira Ochi
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