Central New York has a long history of producing professional performers who have achieved fame on the world stage. How do we identify new talent, and nurture emerging artists to help them gain confidence, achieve recognition and advance their education and careers?
OCPL MasterClass is the answer.
It’s not a competition, it’s open to anyone age 12 and up, all levels of experience, and there’s no fee to participate! OCPL MasterClass will give you the boost you need to take your talent to the next level – and give you something cool to shout out as well.

What’s in it for you? FEEDBACK! Prizes!
  • A chance to perform for a panel of experts in all musical styles who will give you immediate feedback in a positive and nurturing environment
  • A video of your MasterClass performance to keep for self-study
  • The chance to attend a pre-Finale music marketing workshop on how to develop your online presence as an artist
  • The opportunity to perform onstage in a gala Grand Finale concert
  • A professionally recorded video of your Grand Finale performance for your personal portfolio
  • If you are not an accomplished performer, you may bring someone else to perform your original song or composition
All participants get prize bags with goodies from our sponsors, Making Music Magazine, Music & Art, Guitar Center, and a free hour of recording (click here for details) from Subcat Studios!

On February 7th from 1-3pm, participants with questions are invited to attend an optional preliminary workshop to help you choose your material and get tips and advice from professionals on how to hone your stage presence.

Singers, instrumentalists and singer/songwriters in all styles will be accepted.


Click here to review the guidelines!