MasterClass Guild, Nashville Conservatory of the Arts is a unique platform of learning disciplines designed for adults of all ages and stages of life who are passionate about enhancing and refining their talent. Under the instruction of career masters, MCG provides a mentorship environment that serves as a catalyst to equip learners with fundamental competencies crucial to enriching their personal growth. Master classes are considered one of the most effective means of professional development.
   Starting with its inventor, composer and pianist, Franz Liszt, today's contemporary symphony greats, recording artists, and Broadway performers follow suit by holding master classes in performance. Musical theatre composers, such as Julliard graduate Stephen Schwartz of Wicked, Godspell and Pippin, offer master classes in composition.
   Although master classes are a highly sought after method of perfecting one’s craft, it is rare to find a vocational setting that supports a continuous series of this discipline. A modicum of master classes and workshops taught intermittently can be found throughout the US in major cities such as New York and Los Angeles. What better metropolis than Nashville to host a continuum of programs that incorporate resident artists, industry professionals and touring theatrical companies.