School of Music
Art of Improvisation

School of Music
Mason Hall
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3151

Art of Improvisation
July 28 - August 2, 2013

Music for People

Photo by Julie Weber

Join Music for People and an extraordinary group of advanced and professional musicians as you explore the Art of Improvisation with the kind of commitment, nuance, and profundity found in fine classical ensemble playing and the best jazz, rock and world music combos. In an energetic, humorous and open-minded environment, discover how to move beyond the inhibitions of musical training while playing at the peak of your technical and expressive ability in your preferred musical style.

World class cellist, improviser, recording artist and Grammy Award winner David Darling, and the Music for People faculty join forces in this unique approach to music improvisation, using techniques drawn from around the world - from Bach to Boogie-Woogie and Brazilian to BeBop.

Art of Improvisation is for musicians and vocalists experienced in any musical tradition, including classical, jazz, theater, rock, ethnic, avant-garde, etc.; and all instruments including acoustic, electric, ethnic drums and percussion, and even homemade. Prior experience in improvisation is not necessary. This in-depth workshop is intensive, yet always fun and rewarding. The AOI workshop includes free time for jamming, as well as impromptu showcases, providing participants with the opportunity to improvise in front of each other while their performances are professionally recorded.

Free Improvisation opens doors of creativity for both performers and teachers. This workshop will inspire teachers to take Improvisation, one of the National Educational Standards, into their classrooms.

For more information, visit Music for People's Art of Improvisation website or call 860-491-3763.

Course credit is available for this workshop.

 Questions about the workshop? Email David Rudge at for more information.

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