Sep 19 2022
Masterclass: Jessica Tong, violin & Michael Sheppard, piano

Masterclass: Jessica Tong, violin & Michael Sheppard, piano

Presented by University of Akron School of Music at Guzzetta Hall - University of Akron

Canadian violinist Jessica Tong and pianist Michael Sheppard will be hosting a joint masterclass on Monday, September 19 at 11:50 a.m. in Guzzetta Recital Hall.

Tong has garnered international acclaim, having been a top prizewinner at the Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition, the Toronto Symphony, Canadian Music and Yellow Springs International Chamber Music Competitions. She has previously served as first violinist of both Vinca and Larchmere String Quartets, and is currently the Violin Professor at the State University of New York at Fredonia and Chamber Music Director of the Composers Conference at Brandeis University.

Sheppard was the winner of the prestigious American Pianists Association Classical Fellow Award– a designation that led to the release of a critically acclaimed solo recording by Harmonia Mundi in 2007. He gives masterclasses, teaches regularly and plays with some of the top singers and instrumentalists around the US, working at both the Peabody Institute of Music and the Baltimore School for the Arts, sharing his love and understanding of music and the artistic process with future generations.

The masterclass is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact 330-972-8301 or

Admission Info

Free Admission

Phone: 330-972-8301


Dates & Times

2022/09/19 - 2022/09/19

Location Info

Guzzetta Hall - University of Akron

157 University Ave., Akron, OH 44325

Parking Info

Parking for audience members attending evening and weekend performances is free in the E.J. Thomas Hall deck when there is not an event in that venue. Handicap-accessible parking for audience members is available in all lots, including the residential surface lot across from Guzzetta Hall.

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