SFCMP Contemporary Music Masterclass Series

2021-22 Season
Contemporary Music Masterclass
THURS, NOV 18, 2021
Sol Joseph Recital Hall, SF Conservatory of Music

Led by Brendan Lai-Tong, trombone

Through SFCMP’s ongoing Masterclass series and chamber concert, our patrons have the chance to observe some of the most talented Bay Area pre-professional musicians in live interaction, performance and coaching with our renowned ensemble members. Students will perform selected works while being mentored in the techniques, skills, and myriad styles of contemporary music. This season’s masterclass will focus on contemporary music repertoire for brass instruments in solo and chamber settings, coached by SFCMP trombonist Brendan Lai-Tong and hosted and facilitated by Artistic Director Eric Dudley.


Trombonist Brendan Lai-Tong, is a lifelong appreciator of all things that create sound. As a versatile performer, he collaborates with a myriad of ensembles spanning multiple genres of music including classical, contemporary avant-garde, rock, jazz and reggae. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to perform with world-class ensembles including the San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, sfSound, ECO Ensemble and the Paul Dresher Ensemble. Brendan was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (MM) and the University of Miami (BM). Brendan joined the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players in 2020.

Past Contemporary Music Masterclasses

Kate Campbell, Contemporary Piano Technique, 2019
Kyle Bruckmann, Contemporary Music and Reeds, 2018
William Winant, Contemporary Music Percussion Technique, 2017
Steven Schick, New Music and Percussion, 2016

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