St. PCP Tenth International Masterclass
"Shostakovich and Brahms"
with Mark Stringer and Jeffery Meyer
May 25–29, 2018


Mark StringerMark StringerThe St. PCP welcomes back Mark Stringer (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien), who regularly appears on the St. PCP’s distinguished list of guest masterclass teachers, and the Artistic Director of the St. PCP, Jeffery Meyer, team-teaching in a class on Shostakovich and Brahms. This class represents a rare opportunity for young conductors from all over the world to study two musical pillars of the repertoire in one of the most important cultural capitals in the world.

Jeffery MeyerJeffery Meyer Five days of classes and a final concert, May 25 - 29, 2018. In order to maximize podium time, the class is limited to only 8 - 10 advanced participants (and up to 4 observers) who will be invited to work with Maestros Mark Stringer and Jeffery Meyer. 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 class will also attend a concert of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic in the Grand Hall of the Philharmonic. The conductors of the class will be featured on the final concert as part of the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic's 2017-2018 concert season. Each participant will receive significant podium time with two pianos and with the orchestra, as well as a certificate of participation.


Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony Op. 110a
Brahms: Serenade No. 1

Conductors should plan to arrive on Thursday, May 24 and depart on Wednesday, May 30 or after.


Tuition (including breakfast and a shared double room in hotel) for active participants: $2150 USD. There will be an additional charge for single room accommodation, if available. There will be room for up to 4 observers (non-conducting students) to be accepted. Although they will not conduct in the masterclasses, there will be a special 1-hour class with the Maestros provided for these conductors. Tuition for observers (including room in hotel) will be $750 USD.


Deadline for receipt of all materials and non-refundable application fee is Sunday, March 25, 2018

APPLICATION FORM: Click here for Masterclass application.

Notification of acceptance will occur by Monday, March 26, and the tuition must be paid in full by Monday, April 9 to ensure a place in the course.

Contact: Jeffery Meyer (Artistic Director, St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, Director of Orchestras, Arizona State University) at

Application fee: $35 USD, non-refundable. Bank information for wire transfers will be sent to applicants 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 $40 USD, Tuition $2215 USD, Tuition for observers $775 USD.

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

Arizona State University School of Music
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
50 E. Gammage Pkwy, E177
Box 870405
Tempe AZ 85287-0405
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