- a small class for advanced students, especially a class in performance skills conducted by a distinguished musician.
Origin of master class
First recorded in 1950–55
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Examples from the Web for master class
On Sunday evening, news broke that John Galliano would teach a 3-day master-class series at Parsons, The New School for Design.Petition Filed Against John Galliano’s Parsons Class
Misty White Sidell
April 26, 2013
Rape, like every other subject, can be the stuff of brilliant comedy; George Carlin proved as much in this master-class example.Louis C.K. on Daniel Tosh’s Rape Joke: Are Comedy and Feminism Enemies?
Jennifer L. Pozner
July 18, 2012
Read Boccaccio—it is the beginning of the master-class, immoral art.
Upon the very threshold of the nineteenth century, "General Gabriel" made the master-class of Virginia quail with mortal dread.History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)
George Washington Williams
For now the master-class had torn the mask from its face, and revealed to the whole world what were its moral standards!
They wanted to go on, as they had always gone, opposing the master-class and paying no heed to talk about German agents.
The entire nineteenth century is one long and terrible record of master-class exploitation inside the British Isles.The American Empire