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The Maryland Center for the Arts, along with Music Land and Peter Minkler, violist for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, present a free master class for students with renowned trumpeter René Hernandez on Saturday, February 24, 11 a.m., at Music Land in Bel Air. A free concert by Mr. Hernandez follows at noon.

Assistant Principal Trumpeter of the BSO, Mr. Hernandez’s skills have taken him to more than a dozen countries with such orchestras as the International Symphony in Jerusalem, the Orquestra Sinfonica de Galicia in Spain, and the Orchestra Sinfonica de Milano in Italy.

Students and audience members register online at by clicking the link for each event. Donations are accepted online to continue this exciting program for students.

The Maryland State Arts Council through the Harford County Cultural Arts Board recently granted funds to the Maryland Center for the Arts to support free master classes for instrumental students, elementary through high school age, in a rare opportunity for everyone to interact with some of our region’s finest musicians in an intimate setting at Music Land, an award-winning music instrument and supply store in Bel Air that also hosts music concerts and instructional classes. Bring your coffee for a relaxed morning of live music on Feb 24 from 11am to 1pm.

Help us reach students by sharing this information with teachers, administrators, students, and parents. Send your questions to Suzanne Zantop [email protected] or Amanda Pugh at [email protected].

The Maryland Center for the Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the establishment of a center, accessible to all, to nurture art, artists, and the community in creative and collaborative experiences through quality arts education, presentations, and exhibits in all disciplines of the arts. Visit our website at to learn more about our programs, project, and ways to get involved.


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