Mandolinist, singer and songwriter Chris Thile has announced ‘Music is Life is Music,’ a three-part online masterclass series. The series begins on Oct. 25, with the second session on Nov. 1 and the final one on Nov. 8.

The first sessions will focus on “Listening,” the second will be about “Writing” and the final session will center around “Performing.”

“Music is Life is Music is a three-part look under the hood of my music-making process,” said Thile via press release. “I’ve been informed by the processes of so many great musicians, and I can’t wait to share all that with fellow music lovers and makers.”

“We start by listening to the music of the world around us,” he continued. “As Steve Earle once told me, ‘Don’t put earbuds in on the subway, you’ll miss all the songs!’ Then, we’ll take a look at various ways to integrate the music of the outside world with the music of our inside world. If everything you hear is blue, and everything you think about it is yellow, the shade of green that results is something that no one has ever heard before. Then, we’ll finish up with a boatload of thoughts on performance so we can better communicate our unique shades of green to each other. I’m doing this because the world needs a vibrant and dynamic musical ecosystem. I can’t wait to hear what you all create.”

Tickets go on sale today, Oct. 15. The press release included details on the ticket prices: “Each class is $20 or a series ticket is available for $50. VIP options are available for $99/show or $249 for the series and include a post-class virtual meet-and-greet with Thile. The series will be available on demand after the initial broadcast dates for a limited time as well.”

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