Last Monday, Maria Serkin, horn professor at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, led a master class at Drake University.  Drake horn students as well as area high school hornists participated.  We were lucky to snag Des Moines native Maria while she was in the area!

Maria kicked off the master class  by playing Marin Marais’s La Basque brilliantly, and filling the horn students in on her musical pathway to this point in her life.

Zach Britton, Ellen Judd, and David Tarte performed in the master class.  In working with the students, Maria was a thoughtful and supportive listener, and very engaging in connecting with the students.  Everyone got great tips in using air and making music!  Thank you Maria, we look forward to seeing and working with you again!