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Master Class for Mentalism 2023, SESSION 1, SOLD OUT. Please sign up for SESSION 2

$945.00 ($500.00 minimum deposit)

In response to many requests and because of extraordinary demand, we are delighted to present this Master Class aimed exclusively at mentalists. Jeff McBride's Master Class is the premier program in contemporary magic where YOU and your performance take center stage in a safe and supportive setting.

At this Special Master Class, all of the performances, talks, and breakout sessions are focused on the performing art of MENTALISM. Regular faculty members Jeff McBride and Dr. Larry Hass will share their thoughts on Mentalism and Mystery Entertainment. And our Special Guest for the Class will once again be ROSS JOHNSON, perhaps the most successful corporate mentalist in the United States. This is a RARE opportunity to learn from Ross, because he does not publish his material and rarely speaks to groups of mentalists. We are thrilled to be able to spend several days with him finding out what has made him so successful.

In addition to the Personal Performance Feedback sessions--when you get expert direction on improving your performances--the Master Class for Mentalism features small-group learning and trick teaching, as well as KEYNOTE LECTURES on the art of mentalism by Ross, Larry, and Jeff.  These are high-level, cutting edge lectures on the topics, techniques, and/or leading figures in our field, prepared especially for this course.

This is an exciting opportunity, and it will sell out quickly. We hope that you will join us this October 12-15, 2023!

PLEASE NOTE: SESSION 1 (October 12-15, 2023) is identical in content to SESSION 2 (October 16-19)

General outline of the Class schedule:

Day One

6:00-9:00 p.m.: Registration and Getting Started

Day Two

9:00-10:00 a.m.:  Opening Session

10:00-12:00:  Works in Progress--see new magic, and learn new ways to improve your performance

12:00-1:15: Lunch

1:15-2:45: Works in Progress

2:45-3:30: Small Group Break Out Sessions

3:30-5:00:  Dr. Larry Hass, Keynote Lecture

Day Three

9:00-10:00 a.m.:  Opening Session

10:00-12:00:  Works in Progress

12:00-1:15: Lunch

1:15-2:45: Works in Progress

2:45-3:30: Small Group Break Out Sessions

3:30-5:00: Ross Johnson, Keynote Lecture

Day Four

10:00-11:00: Opening Session

11:00-1:00: Works in Progess

1:00-2:00: Lunch

2:00-3:15: Jeff McBride, Keynote Lecture

3:15-4:00: Small Group Break Out Sessions

4:00: Closing Circle Ceremony and Photo session

4:30: Safe travels!

The Master Class for Mentalism is limited to a small group of participants. Although there is no pressure to perform, many students choose to present their act (or a mentalism piece they are working on) for expert direction from Jeff, Larry, and Ross, who are all committed to helping you attain new levels of excellence with your performance of mentalism.

If you are looking for detailed, personal instruction in an intimate and safe setting, consider attending a McBride Master Class, magic's most progressive learning experience.

The Master Class includes personal instruction and a videotaped feedback session. This is the only event in the world of magic that focuses on YOU and the performance of your mentalism. Those who choose not to perform are always amazed at how much they learn from experiencing McBride's Master Class process and especially from listening to the critiques of others.


The House of Mystery COVID-19 Policy, Revised September 7, 2022 (Please note: this will be changed in 2023 to reflect the health & safety issues at that time.)

Health & Safety issues remain a top priority as we look toward our in-person courses this fall, the Weekend of Wisdom (October 14-16, 2022) and the Master Class for Mentalism (November 10-13, 2022). And yet, the situation with COVID has changed: although the virus remains a serious concern and the consequences of contracting it are significant, the rate of hospitalizations and deaths have decreased for people who are vaccinated.

Nonetheless, our purpose with these classes is not simply to hold them but to complete them—that is, to not have to prematurely end a class because of a COVID outbreak. Thus, working with CDC guidelines and our own medical advisor (Dr. Ricardo Rosenkranz), here is the policy we will apply.

1. We ask that each morning of the class every participant self-administers a rapid antigen test (such as BinaxNow) before coming to the House of Mystery. Of course, a positive test or any sign of symptoms (such as fever, sore throat, headaches, significant congestion) will require that you not attend the remainder of the course. When you arrive at the House of Mystery, you will be asked to sign a form that says you have a negative result on that morning’s self-test and are symptom free. (Be sure to pack plenty of self-tests.) 

2. We require that participants wear a mask inside the House of Mystery, unless they are performing or formally presenting (in which case wearing a mask is optional). The fact is that if someone unknowingly brings COVID into the House of Mystery, everyone being masked is the single best way to prevent its spread. As a result, we will hold as many of our class units outside as possible.

3. Please note: although we strongly recommend that everyone be “optimally vaccinated,” that is, have received the primary series of one’s selected vaccine and every additional booster for which one is eligible, we are no longer requiring that one must be vaccinated to attend.

Thank you for understanding these measures as we make our plans to be together this fall!