MP18: Improvisation in Theory and Practice
From plainchant to free jazz and beyond, this Working Group explores how musical improvisation has been conceptualized, performed, construed, and analyzed across a broad range of periods, places, and genres.
Open to New People
Active since: 2013
- Syracuse University
- University of Rochester
- Cornell University
- Provide opportunities for students to engage with improvisation theory and practice.
Associate Professor, Music, Cornell University
Given Foundation Professor in the Humanities and University Organist, Cornell University
Professor of Organ; Chair, Organ, Sacred Music, and Historical Keyboards Department, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
Assistant Professor of Applied Music and Performance; University Organist, Syracuse University
Coordinator, Sacred Music Internships, Organ, Sacred Music, and Historical Keyboards Department, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
- Students from the Eastman School of Music and Syracuse University organ departments attended excellent workshops with guest presenter Jeffrey Brillhart. These events opened the door for a potential spring break trip to the Philadelphia area for students to continue workshops with Brillhart, visit the archives of the Organ Historical Society, and give performances.