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USM School of Music offers piano and jazz saxophone masterclasses

 The University of Southern Maine School of Music is hosting two visiting artists for masterclasses April 26 and 27:
 
Imogen Cooper Masterclass
Internationally acclaimed virtuoso Imogen Cooper will offer a piano masterclass Thursday, April 26, 10 a.m.-12 noon, in Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham. Cooper is known for her interpretations of classical repertoires, as well as her support for new music. $6. Free for USM music students, faculty and staff, and USM Youth Ensembles members. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Presented in collaboration with Portland Ovations.
 
Denis DiBlasio Masterclass
Denis DiBlasio, director of the jazz program at Rowan University and executive director of The Maynard Ferguson Institute of Jazz, will provide an informative and fun afternoon focused on jazz saxophone on Friday, April 27, 2-3:30 p.m., in Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham. $6. Free for USM music students, faculty and staff, and USM Youth Ensembles members. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
 
For more information on the USM School of Music’s spring concert season and programs of study, visit www.usm.maine.edu/music. Sign up for e-notices, or find us on Facebook as USM School of Music, www.facebook.com/Music.USM.
 
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