Tailored to meet the individual and professional needs of young artists ages 18–35, Professional Training Workshops provide a special opportunity for participants to explore every aspect of musical life with today’s leading artists. These weeklong intensive workshops provide insight and tools to nurture artistic vision, offer ways to communicate and connect with audiences, and build a community of friends and colleagues to last a lifetime.

Music teachers, performers, students, and other music lovers are welcome to attend select Workshop sessions as auditors and watch world-renowned artists coach and guide young performers for a small fee.


2011–2012 Professional Training Workshops
Applications available April 11, 2011


2011-2012 Professional Training Workshops

WMI presents three Professional Training Workshops next season:
  • January 16–19, 2012: The Song Continues …, a series of master classes and recitals led by mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne and dedicated to the art of the vocal recital, with soprano Renée Fleming, pianist Graham Johnson, and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.
    This program is part of the Marilyn Horne legacy at Carnegie Hall.
  • February 16–21, 2012: Carnegie Hall Perspectives artist András Schiff leads an intensive weeklong workshop exploring the piano suites of Bach and Bartók, culminating in a master class and a performance in Weill Recital Hall.

  • March 6–12, 2012: Kaija Saariaho, 2011–2012 holder of The Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall, and Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen lead a workshop culminating in new compositions premiering at Zankel Hall.

In addition to these workshops, WMI offers two sets of master classes for young artists next season:

  • February 23–24, 2012: Members of the woodwind and brass sections of the world-renowned Berlin Philharmonic lead two days of master classes focusing on orchestral repertoire.
  • March 17–18, 2012: Lutenist-harpist Christina Pluhar and members of early-music group L’Arpeggiata, violinist Veronika Skuplik, and cornettist Doron David Sherwin, for young vocalists and instrumentalists.

Applications will be available April 11, 2011. For more information, please call 212-903-9733 or e-mail ptw@weillmusicinstitute.org.

Professional Training Workshops are made possible, in part, by Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari and The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

2010–2011 Professional Training Workshops


Marilyn Horne MARILYN HORNE AND THE SONG CONTINUES... WITH MALCOLM MARTINEAU, AND KURT MOLL

For Singers

Open to young professional singers, this festival curated by Marilyn Horne features six public events at Carnegie Hall and is dedicated to exploring and preserving the art of song.


January 18–23, 2011

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Robert Spano ROBERT SPANO AND THE BERLIOZ REQUIEM
with Norman Mackenzie, choral preparer

A Choral Workshop and Festival

For Choral Professionals

Top choral professionals from around the world and some of the nation's best high school choruses explore and perform Berlioz's great Requiem.


February 8–13, 2011

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Brad Mehldau BRAD MEHLDAU MASTER CLASSES
Advancing Jazz Improvisation

In Partnership with (Le)Poisson Rouge


For Jazz Students in the NYC Area

Brad Mehldau leads jazz trios and solo composer-pianists from the New York City area in an exploration of jazz improvisation and creative collaboration during two intense days of master classes at (Le) Poisson Rouge.


March 5–6, 2011

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Dawn Upshaw DAWN UPSHAW WITH DONNACHA DENNEHY
 Creating and Collaborating on New Vocal Works

For Singers and Composers

This dynamic workshop, which culminates with a concert in Zankel Hall, offers composers and singers a chance to explore and perform new vocal works.


April 11–17, 2011

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Christian Tetzlaff CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF
Exploring Bach, Brahms, and Schumann

For Violin-Piano Duos

Renowned violinist Christian Tetzlaff invites violin-piano duos into the worlds of Bach, Brahms, and Schumann in this intensive, five-day workshop.


May 1–5, 2011

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Tuition
These workshops are tuition-free. Carnegie Hall will reimburse travel and housing costs for participants living outside of New York City (up to $650 for international travel and up to $300 for domestic travel). Participants must be available for the duration of the workshops, including evenings, and are expected to attend all workshop sessions.

Mailing List
To be added to the Professional Training Workshop mailing list, please contact Professional Training Workshops at 212-903-9733 or e-mail ptw@weillmusicinstitute.org. In your e-mail, please include your mailing address, instrument, and the types of workshops in which you are interested (instrumental, choral, vocal, conducting, composition, jazz, world, folk).

More information is available on our FAQ page.


Professional Training Workshops are made possible, in part, by Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari and The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

The Weill Music Institute’s programs are made available to a nationwide audience, in part, by the US Department of Education and by an endowment grant from the Citi Foundation.

The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall