Learn from critically acclaimed and award-winning music professionals.

Master Classes are an opportunity for students to engage with professionals who have had successful careers in the music and recording industry. See guests perform, hear about their trials and tribulations of their career and participate in a Q&A. 


Past Master Classes

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Alexandra Costlow

Alexandra Costlow, Au.D. from Jefferson Health talks to students entering the audio recording and live sound industry on how to best protect their hearing.

Preston Elliot

Preston Elliot from The Preston & Steve Show on WMMR tells us what it is like working in the radio industry.


The Electronic Music Education and Preservation Project (EMEAPP) is the steward of a privately held world-class curated collection of rare vintage electronic instruments and stage-used gear.  Listen to Drew Raison discuss what EMEAPP is and the amazing gear they have in their collection.

Simon Rosen

Simon Rosen, Esq. has been practicing law in Philadelphia, PA for almost 40 years. His law practice is comprised of litigation, entertainment, general civil and criminal practice. Since the 1980’s through the present, Attorney Rosen has represented, and continues to represent, people and companies throughout the United States and the world in the entertainment business. 

Will Toms REC Philly

Find out about REC Philly, a membership organization and creative agency that provides artists and creative entrepreneurs with access to professional studios.

Arthur Stoppe

Long-time Sigma Sound staff engineer Arthur Stoppe shares his experience from working in this iconic recording studio.

New Era Technologies

New Era Technologies joined us for a virtual Master Class to discuss career opportunities in the audio-video industry.

Women in Music Masterclass

Renowned guitarist Monnette Sudler spoke to students and employees during the Women in Music Master Class at MCCC.

The Sound of Philadelphia Soul

The Sound of Philadelphia Soul, featuring Skeme Richards, Foz1 and Philly Dave Louis visit Montco for an SRT Master Class.

Casey Cavaliere

Philadelphia-based musician, producer, and guitarist for the Wonder Years, Casey Cavaliere.

Stefon Harris

Hear firsthand from Stefon Harris, four-time Grammy nominee and named "one of the most important artists in jazz" by The Los Angeles Times.

Bernie Resnick

Music Business Law with Entertainment Attorney and Bass Player, Bernie Resnick

Sandy Gennaro

Presented by B.E.A.T.S.

Vanessa Ferrer

Vanessa Ferrer of MerchCat discusses merchandising and promotion career paths within the music industry.


Soul-ternative rock band, AfroBear performs in studio. Read how students produced their concert.

Linda Lorence Critelli

Recognized by Billboard magazine as one of the leading women in performing rights, music executive and Songwriters Hall of Fame board member, Linda Lorence Critelli presents on music services and consulting.

Chris Martin and Craig Thatcher

Owner of Martin Guitars, Chris Martin and musician, Craig Thatcher.

Allan Slutsky

Musican, filmaker and author, Allan Slutsky shares a behind the scenes look at Standing in the Shadows of Motown.

Helen Bruner and Terry Jones

Helen Bruner and Terry Jones are Grammy® nominated duo, producers and songwriters who have worked on projects for Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan and Redman and Method Man.

Daryl Burgee and Doug Grisby

Daryl Burgee is a producer known for The Irregulars and Doug Grisby has produced, engineered, and performed on tracks starring Michael Jackson, Patti LaBelle, Kyle Minogue and more. Read why Daryl and Doug encourage connections and chemistry.

Pablo Batista

Master percussionist, Pablo Batista, has performed, recorded and toured internationally for 30 years with the biggest stars in rhythm and blues, jazz, Latin, pop and gospel. Read more about Pablo's extensive career.

OddKidOut (Butch Serianni)

OddKidOut is a 22 year old West Philadelphia-rooted, LA-based, drummer and producer. He has worked with Grammy® nominated engineer/producer David Ivory, soul singer Jaguar Wright, members of Digable Planets and he released three projects under his own label imprint, OddKidOut Records, before catching the attention of Skrillex.