Most AMSF events are available only to members and, when space permits, to guests. (Check here to find out how to join AMSF.) However, Encore Recitals are open to the public, and we encourage members of the public to attend these free recitals to enjoy the music and meet performers and other members in attendance. You may also:
- Check the Calendar Of Events for upcoming recitals, special events and community outreach performances.
- See the Performance Opportunities page to find out more about Encore recitals and other performance opportunities for AMSF members.
- Learn about Special Events.
- See reviews of Past Special Events.
- Send an email to the Encore Recital Coordinator at this address to request that your email address be added to the notification list for upcoming recitals.
AMSF encourages members of the public as well as members of AMSF to enjoy these free recitals. We offer after-recital refreshments and a chance to talk with performers and other AMSF members in attendance, so it is also a good time to meet some of us for those of you who may be considering membership, or for those simply in search of good music and friendship.
You may view programs of upcoming and past recitals here.
Next Encore Recital (Open to the Public)
Two to three times each year professional musicians, instructors and other specialists share their knowledge on a wide variety of subjects of interest to performers and students of music.
Upcoming Special Event for AMSF Members
Check the Calendar for additional information.
- Brian Ganz Master Classes ( Nov 2015; Sep 2013; May 2012; May 2011; Jul 2010; Feb 2009; Nov 2007; Mar 2007; Nov 2004; July 2004; April 2003; March 2002; January 2001; October 1999)
- Master Class for String Players with Robert Battey Oct 12, 2014
- Ruiz-Bernal Mini-Master Class for Pianists Apr 27, 2013
- Yuliya Gorenman Master Class Mar 10, 2013
- Robert Battey Mini-Master Class for Cellists Jan 27, 2013
- Dr. Eva Nagorka Workshop on Performance Anxiety, Mar 24, 2012
- Matthew Harre Master Class for Beginning and Intermediate Students, Nov 6, 2011
- Spencer Fellows' Spotlight on the Left Hand, Mar 27, 2011
- Chopin with Panache by Bonnie Kellert with Introduction by Matthew Harre, Nov 20, 2010
- Francis Conlon's Reflections on a Musical Life, Sep 12, 2011
- French Pianism by Dr. Charles Timbrell, Jun 1, 2008
- Playing J.S. Bach on a Contemporary Piano by Betty Bullock, Mar 9, 2008
- The Music of Franz Schubert, Master Class and Lecture by Dr. Immanuela Gruenberg, Nov 5, 2006
- Performing With Heart with Karen Johnson, Nov 20, 2005
- Effective Practice Techniques with Nancy O'Neill Breth, May 22, 2005
- Improve Your Improv with Jeffrey Chappell, February 27, 2005
- Teacher Symposium
- Carlos Rodriguez Piano Master Class
- Saturday Afternoon at the Library of Congress
- An Afternoon in a Recording Studio
- Frank Conlon Master Class
- Guided tour of UMD Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
- Piano Improvisation with Libby Francisco
- Trager Mentastics with Judy Rose Seibert
- Twentieth Century Music Performance and Discussion
- Ann Joseph Workshop on Music and Movement
- Avoiding and Treating Practice Injuries, a presentation by Leo Rozmaryn, MD
- Practice Injuries, a lecture by Margit Bleecker, MD
- Physical Awareness of the Musical Pulse, a lecture by Matthew Harre
- Focus on romantic composers, a performance workshop by members
- The Alexander Technique, a workshop by Edward Bilanchone
- First Impressions -- The Importance of Attitude in Concert Technique, a video taping and lecture by Rosita Kerr Mang
- Performance Anxiety, a lecture by Gregory Sioless
- Memorization, a lecture by Margaret Frank
- Focus on the works of Chopin, a performance workshop by members
- Agreeing to Disagree, a masterclass conducted by Frank Conlon and Matthew Harre
- French Pianism, a lecture by Charles Timbrell
- Windworks -- A Woodwind Ensemble, a performance and discussion by members of the Windworks ensemble
- The Nature of Conducting, a lecture by conductor Donald Thulean
- The Secret Performer, a workshop by Frank Conlon
- Improvisation -- Jazz and Otherwise, a lecture by John Eaton
- Instrumental Practice: A Positive Addiction, a first lecture by Suzanne Guy, followed by a second lecture by Matthew Harre
- Performing for Pleasure, a lecture by Rodger Ellsworth
- The Dynamics of Sight Reading and Ensemble Performance, a lecture by Gertrude Brown