St. PCP Eighth International Masterclass “European Masterworks” with Mark Stringer May 23 – 27 2016(Deadline extended to April 4)

Update: One spot has just opened in the 8th St. PCP masterclass with Mark Stringer – apply ASAP if interested!

St. PCP Eighth International Masterclass
“European Masterworks”
with Mark Stringer
May 23 – 27 2016

Mark Stringer

Mark Stringer

The St. PCP welcomes back Mark Stringer, who regularly appears on the St. PCP’s distinguished list of guest masterclass teachers, in a class of European masterworks. This class represents a rare opportunity for 8 young conductors from all over the world to study three musical pillars of the repertoire by Elgar, Brahms and Mozart in the Cultural Capital of Russia.Four days of classes and a final concert, May 23 – 27, 2016. In order to maximize podium time, the class is limited to only 8 advanced participants (and up to 4 observers) who will be invited to work with Maestro Mark Stringer. The workshop will include score study sessions, conducting sessions with two pianos, conducting sessions with the orchestra, a special session for auditors and a final concert. The students of the class will be featured on the final concert as part of the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic’s 2015-2016 concert season. Each participant will receive significant podium time with two pianos and with the orchestra, as well as a certificate of participation.


Elgar: String Serenade
Brahms: Violin Concerto
Mozart “Jupiter” Symphony #41 K 551


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Tuition (including breakfast and a shared double room in hotel) for active participants: $1,850 USD. There will be an additional charge for single room accommodation, if available.

There will be room for up to 8 observers (non-conducting students) to be accepted. Although they will not conduct in the masterclasses, there will be a special 2-hour class with Stringer provided for these conductors. Tuition for observers (including room in hotel) will be $750 USD.


Click here for Masterclass application.

Deadline for receipt of all materials and non-refundable application fee is March 28, 2016. Notification of acceptance will occur by April 4, and the tuition must be paid in full by April 11, 2016 to ensure a place in the course.

Application fee: $30 USD, non-refundable.

Bank information for wire transfers will be sent to you when the online application is completed. Application and Tuition may also be paid through international bank draft or PayPal.

PayPal: Please include a 3% processing fee i.e. 
Application fee $35 USD, Tuition $1910 USD, Tuition for observers $775 USD.


Application fees, tuition and other materials as necessary can be sent through post to:

Jeffery Meyer
Ithaca College School of Music
952 Danby Rd
Ithaca NY 14850


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