MA in Composition
Course Description

MUS 242
Music Improvisation Ensemble II
Fall and Spring

This intensive course gives experienced musical improvisers a chance to further refine their skills at every level. Revisiting the basic building blocks of music we will examine questions of form, rhythm, timbre, and melody from the improviser's perspective, while working to improve both individual and group improvising techniques. The semester will culminate in a public performance conceived and directed by the ensemble members.

Course Credit:

Fred Frith
Instructor consent required.

Registration for this course requires the instructor's consent for any student who is not in the improvisation specialization of the MFA Performance program.
Limit twelve students.
Open to graduate students only.

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Last Updated: 3/15/18