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Subject: Re: Renee Fleming Master Class with Wash Natl Opera Young artists and a full house of stars (10-26-16)
From: Jay & Ralph <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Jay & Ralph <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:24:04 -0400
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The thing about Master Classes is that it does nothing for the students*.
Sure now that it has been monetized, the producer and the ‘master’ profit.
But the singer?
Cases in point: 
Of the Pavarotti, Domingo, or Callas Master Classes at Julliard,
Did any of the singer/students make it big?

(*Indeed weeding out the incapable might be 
the only redeeming function of a Master Class for the participants–
though I have not the facility to prove it.)

However:

Master Classes have now been structured for 
maximum pleasure principle at minimal cost.

The singer/student is scared to death when he/she sings the selection
for the first time.  The ‘master’ then speaks with them for a wile, makes suggestions
and asked them to repeat a passage or two.  By this time the  singer/student
is relaxed and sings the selection again–and guess what, it is ALWAYS better!
DUH!

That’s $how Biz!

J

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