Friday, November 28, 2008

Wall Street Journal on Improv--and DePauw!

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Today's Wall Street Journal has a feature article on the return of improvisation to classical music performance and the training of classical musicians. A good bit of it features what my DePauw University students are doing. The online version includes several photos of DePauw students in action, and video footage from DePauw.Today's Wall Street Journal has a feature article on the return of improvisation to classical music performance and the training of classical musicians. A good bit of it features what my DePauw University students are doing. The online version includes several photos of DePauw students in action, and video footage from DePauw.

Welcome, if you did a search on my name after reading the article and found your way here!

I'll be posting more about what we do at DePauw over the course of the weekend, and one of the students is working on getting our most recent Improvised Chamber Music concert up on YouTube. Meanwhile, you may enjoy checking out my writings on improvisation at Improvisation for Classical Musicians, and listening to some of my own free improvisations.

Much of what I do with my improvisation teaching has been shaped and inspired by the work of David Darling and Music for People; those sites are well worth checking out, too.

6 comments:

Jonathon Christmas said...

Hello...I saw your performance last night at Ball State University. It was an exceptional set of improvisations. I was glad to have seen it.

Debera said...
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Debera said...

I would suggest you to hav study on Indian Classicals also.....they are marvelous...

Debera


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Rachel said...

My contemporary ensemble at Duquesne University has recently decided to go the improvisation route, too. Since our instrumentation is so strange, and we wanted to get to know each other as musicians right away, we had no other choice but to improvise with one another. It has become a deep tie between us and we're going to perform an improv concert in November. Thank you for recognizing the importance of this practice!

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