MP18 Improvisation in Theory and Practice


From plainchant to free jazz and beyond, the group explores how musical improvisation has been conceptualized, performed, construed, and analyzed across a broad range of periods, places, and genres.


Active since: 2013

  • Syracuse University
  • University of Rochester
  • Cornell University

Group Organizers

David Higgs

Professor of Organ

University of Rochester

Anne Laver

Assistant Professor and University Organist, Music

Syracuse University

Roger Moseley

Associate Professor, Music

Cornell University

Annette Richards

Professor and University Organist, Music

Cornell University

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