Eden MacAdam-Somer, Contemporary Improvisation Department Chair
The Contemporary Improvisation (CI) department is all about discovering and developing your unique artistic voice, regardless of instrument or genre. We study great performers, improvisers, and composers from a broad range of styles, including jazz, classical music, modern music, and folk music from around the world. Classes focus on improvisation, composition, creativity, aural training, and developing personal style through listening to and embodying the musical nuances of great artists throughout history. Studio teachers guide students along the path that best suits your needs, developing skills on your main instrument while allowing you to shape your work around the artists or genres most relevant to your goals. In addition, the CI department will help you develop other important skills: getting comfortable on stage, communicating with audiences, teaching, organizing concerts and community events, like barn dances, jam sessions, or improvisational performances... in the CI department, the possibilities are endless!
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