Master Classes are FREE and are open to students who play the instrument, just starting to play the instrument, or who are thinking about playing the instrument. The class will include: ​Instruction on the instrument
"Petting Zoo" time where students can try the instruments with professional help!
Bring your instrument, a music stand, and a solo piece you are working on (if you have one).


JANUARY 22, 2018   5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Laura Goben is an active teacher and performer throughout the Pacific Northwest since her return to the area in 2013. She is on faculty at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, and teaches privately in Olympia, Ellensburg, and Kent. As a performer she is principal oboe of the Olympia Symphony and oboist for The Sound Ensemble, a new music chamber group based in Seattle which seeks to bring contemporary music and world premiers to audiences in non-traditional settings and break down the barrier between performer and audience member. She a member of the Olympia Symphony Wind Quintet, and gives recitals throughout the year in Olympia and Tacoma. Ms. Goben received her Master's of Music from the University of Oregon where she was awarded "Most Outstanding Graduate" in the woodwind area. She graduated from the University of Michigan with her Bachelor's in Music where she studied with Dr. Nancy Ambrose King. 


JANUARY 29, 2018    5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Francine Peterson, bassoonist, enjoys a varied career as performer, educator, and adjudicator around the Pacific Northwest. She is principal bassoonist of the Northwest Sinfonietta and third contrabassoon with the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Ms. Peterson regularly performs with the Auburn Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and Opera orchestras, 5th Avenue Theater Orchestra, and the Oregon Symphony. Dedicated to music education, she maintains a large private studio in addition to serving on the faculties of Pacific Lutheran University, Western Washington University, and Seattle Pacific University. Ms. Peterson has been teaching and performing at the Marrowstone Music Festival for 22 years. She coaches for the Seattle Youth Symphony Organization, and teaches through the Endangered Instrument Program, which is sponsored by the Seattle Youth Symphony. She has also been a coach for the Cascade Youth Symphony for the past 20 years.


JANUARY 15, 2018   5:15 - 6:45 p.m.

Mr. Burnett received his MMus from the University of Washington. He currently plays the principal horn with the Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Northwest Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Burnett has played with the Seattle Symphony and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and plays regularly with the Seattle Opera. He is the French Horn Professor at SPU.


JANUARY 15, 2018   5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

A Seattle native, Kelsey Mines is a performer, composer, and teacher of the double bass. Kelsey earned her Bachelor of Music in Double Bass Performance from the University of Washington. She went on to complete a Master's degree in Double Bass Performance from Arizona State University under the direction of Catalin Rotaru. A recipient of the Holland Scholarship, Kelsey followed her passion for the double bass to the Netherlands, where she studied at Prince Claus Conservatoire before returning to Seattle where she now teaches and performs a variety of styles, from jazz to classical to pop. Wherever she may be, Kelsey aspires to create, collaborate, and perform music that enriches and enlivens the world around her.


JANUARY 15, 2018   5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Inspired by her Norwegian roots, Rachel has built a career around her love of music, performance, teaching, and Scandinavian tradition. She earned her BA in Music and Norwegian from St. Olaf College in 2007, followed by a master’s degree in Violin Performance and K-12 Teaching Certificate from Central Washington University in 2011. Rachel completed additional studies in both classical and jazz violin at the Music Conservatory of the University of Stavanger, Norway, also using the opportunity to polish her Norwegian language skills. Rachel is an avid Hardanger Fiddler (the national folk instrument of Norway), an aspiring violist, an enthusiastic conductor, and a novice improv actor! Rachel is an active freelance violinist and teacher in the Seattle area. Currently, she plays with Symphony Tacoma, Seattle Rock Orchestra, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Yakima Symphony, and several other local ensembles. Rachel’s chamber music credits include her work with Puget Sound Strings, Sonic Quartet, and Arcobaleno Strings. She also performs internationally, playing classical, pop, and folk music in places like Norway, South Korea, and Kenya.