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Join Jeff Dokken, Encore Creativity ROCKS Conductor, for a second masterclass on great rock ‘n’ roll history! In this class, you’ll take a deep dive into keyboards, bass guitars, and the ancillary instruments that create a full symphony of sound for rock, from the classic to the modern.

What are the stories behind the instruments that ROCK the world with every great new hit? How do they combine together to create the music we know and love? Traverse the electric and eclectic history of rock music with the pulse of bass guitar strings and the taps of keyboard keys.

This class is a continuation of “Drumsets, Guitars, and Amps—Oh My!” and will bring you through time to discover the history behind the greatest instruments of rock ‘n’ roll.

DATE AND TIMEWednesday, December 6, 7:30 PM ET – 9:00 PM ET
PRICE$15 per person

Can’t make it to the Zoom? Encore University’s flexibility extends to our Masterclass series, too! A recorded version of the presentation will be sent to all registered participants for later viewing.


Jeff Dokken has been with Encore since 2013. During that time, he has conducted numerous chorales in the Washington DC region, and currently conducts Alexandria Chorale and ROCKS, Annapolis ROCKS, Glen Echo ROCKS, and DC Rocks. In addition to his responsibilities at Encore, Maestro Dokken is the Music Director and Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia and Music Director and Conductor of the Rome Symphony Orchestra. He is a frequent guest conductor of orchestras and choirs across the United States, Europe, and South America. Recent highlights include conducting the world premiere of the Philip Glass Flute Concerto in Florence, Italy, guest conducting the National Symphony of Brazil, and return engagements with several orchestras in Ecuador.