Masterclasses & Competitions

There’s nothing more inspiring for a young musician than learning directly from the world’s best. Princeton University Concerts's "Performers as Teachers" program brings the globe’s leading artists to work with the Department's students. Recent masterclasses have included Joyce DiDonato, Julia Fischer, and Daniil Trifonov. In addition, the Donna Weng Friedman ’80 Master Class Series (previously the Douglas Hahn and Melissa Ko Masterclass Series) offers a regular series of masterclass each year, which have recently included Rufus Müller, David Schifrin, and Cynthia Phelps.
Princeton University Orchestra Concerto Competition
The Princeton University Orchestra and Sinfonia's annual concerto competitions, as well as the Handel singing competition (during years without full opera productions) provide solo artists with a chance to perform in concert with a full orchestra on the renowned Richardson Auditorium stage. For more information, please contact Michael Pratt.