LOWELL - On Thursday, Feb. 21, Jordan Rudess, keyboardist with the group Dream Theater, comes to UMass Lowell to present a concert for the public to benefit scholarships. The pioneer in electronic music and prog rock will also conduct master classes for UMass Lowell music students.

At age 9, Rudess was a student at the Julliard School of Music studying classical piano, a course he followed until a teen rebellion led to a career that has earned him honors including Best Keyboardist of All Time.

The 7 p.m. show will be held in UMass Lowell's intimate Durgin Concert Hall, 35 Wilder St., on UMass Lowell's South Campus.

Tickets are now on sale through the box office at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell and will be available at www.tsongascenter.com, by calling 866-722-8780 and at the box office. Tickets are $33 and $40 and UMass Lowell students with valid ID receive a 10 percent discount. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will fund scholarships for UMass Lowell music students. Visit www.uml.edu.