Hello Everyone! On the 3rd Saturday, October 17th at 3:00pm, as part of our Virtual Series, we will be having a Virtual Masterclass with Jane Masur!
This live event will be on the SDFG Discord
(Discord is free to use, but you do need an email and password to login. Please create your Discord account prior to the event. This is the invitation link to join the SDFG Discord. Once you're in the server, you should see a list of channels on the left. This class will be under VIRTUAL SERIES "3rd Saturday @3:00pm". If you have any questions, please email email@example.com)
This Saturday, Jane Masur will lead a discussion on preparation and will show how playing in a masterclass is part of that preparation. This class will feature 2 performers that will focus on what it takes to bring a piece of music to the next level:
Emma Ward will play Andante et Scherzo by Louis Ganne
Sofia Gutierrez will play Telemann Fantasia No. 1 in A Major
Jane will give a presentation discussing "A Year at a Glance" and how to make correct decisions for life and timing in order to get successful results. Personal commitments and meeting deadlines are very much connected to successful results in music performance, and Jane Masur will walk us through how to make these decisions.
Jane with her unique focused pedagogical approach is able to mentor students to high levels of achievement. Her students have performed all over the world and have gained positions in major orchestras.
Jane's unique pedagogy is a fusion of many influences throughout her performing career. These influences have defined her sense of music and flute performance. The backbone of her pedagogy is the French School of Music. Jane is a dedicated educator and musician. She knows how to motivate students which has been learned through her many years of teaching.
Born in Hollywood, California Jane Masur began studying flute at age 12. She attended San Diego State University where she studied with Fritz Baker. Upon Graduation in 1972, Jane moved to Schöningen Germany and continued her musical pursuits as the Music Director for Realschule Schöningen, Niedersachsen, Germany. While in Germany, she also performed in various locations in the region. Upon her return to the United States in 1975, Jane completed a Master’s Degree in Flute performance at SDSU continuing her studies with Damien Bursill-Hall. After obtaining her master’s, Jane continued her pursuit of musical excellence studying with Sebastian Carratelli and Claude Monteux with whom she worked collaboratively until his death in 2012.