the master class series

(registration is now closed for 2017)

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OCTOBER 2016--MARCH 2017



The Alexander & Buono International Academy (ABIA) is pleased to announce The 2016-2017 Master Class Series, two six-month study symposia for students of Voice and Piano.

The series is being co-sponsored by Faust Harrison Pianos, to whom we extend our heartfelt thanks for their participation and support.

The first session is for classical pianists only, aged six through eighteen years (Children and Young Adults Seminar); the second is for singers and pianists eighteen years and older whose abilities range from accomplished amateur to professional (Adult Seminar). 

Each series is made up of six master classes to be held once each month beginning in October 2016, culminating in a concert by participants in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday evening, March 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM.

Both series are limited to an enrollment of nine participants each, who must be prepared to perform at all of the six classes in the series, with a view toward honing technique and preparing rswepertoire that will be presented at the final recital.


Monthly sessions for the Series will be held on the following dates: 

  • Sunday, October 30, 2016

  • Sunday, November 20, 2016

  • Sunday, December 11, 2016

  • Sunday, January 8, 2017

  • Sunday, February 12, 2017

  • Sunday, March 5, 2017


Professors for the series are Barry Alexander, Cosmo Buono, Karen Beluso, Thomas Osuga and Anna Shelest.  


The fee for each individual session is $225.00, and includes a lesson for each student, preparation and coaching for the pieces chosen to be presented at the Carnegie Hall recital, and performance counseling.  The fee also includes a certificate, five complimentary tickets to the Carnegie Hall performance for each student, as well as photos, and audio recording of the Carnegie Hall performance

Fees are payable all at once for the entire series ($1,350.00), or in monthly installments.  In the latter instance, payment for the session must be made in full on the first day of the month of each class. There are no refunds of any kind.

Dress Rehearsal Recording

For an additional fee of fifty dollars, each participant will be able to purchase a customized and fully edited individual videotape of their performance during the final class session, which includes a dress rehearsal for the Carnegie Hall performance. Given that selected sessions of the classes will be videotaped, each student much sign a standard release form. 


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All classes will be held at:
Faust Harrison Pianos

207 West 58th Street (near Seventh Avenue)
New York, New York
(212) 489-3600