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NMS believes that arts programming is a critical component to a well-rounded education and therefore has a strong commitment to education outreach initiatives such as our Masterclass, Student Enrichment and Artist in Residence Programs.  Additionally, we provide scholarships and grants on a regular basis to assist talented students and groups.  


As part of our outreach mission, all of our featured artists offer free masterclasses to local students and music enthusiasts.  A masterclass offers a rare opportunity for students to perform and receive a critique from a master musician.  Although time allows only 3-4 students to perform, audience members can gain knowledge and insight by observing the master at work.  


For the first time, an outstanding masterclass participant opened each of our concerts last season.  


Masterclasses are free for students and NMS Members to observe.