A one hour masterclass session is held for each instrument on Monday morning. During that time, members of the Luther string faculty will work with Festival players who have been chosen on the basis of an audition on Sunday afternoon. Students wishing to be considered should indicate that on their registration form and bring along a contest-level solo to play at the audition and for the masterclass.

Techniques classes led by Luther string faculty members will be held Sunday afternoon and Monday morning. The classes will deal with issues specific to each instrument or string section, and are required for students. Directors are strongly encouraged to attend.