Apple-touch-icon-precomposed

Fundamentals of Improvisation

Saturday, September 17, 2016 @ 9:00 AM (EDT) - Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 10:00 AM (EDT)
Co-Ed
Preparatory School 290 Huntington Ave BostonMA  02115
Saturday, September 17, 2016 @ 9:00 AM (EDT) - Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 10:00 AM (EDT)
Co-Ed
Preparatory School 290 Huntington Ave BostonMA  02115

Fundamentals of Improvisation

Sep 17 - May 13 (Saturday)

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Co-Ed

Preparatory School

Pricing

Meeting Dates

From Sep 17, 2016 to May 13, 2017

Each Saturday from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM

About This Activity

Description

Designed for classical musicians as part of their overall musicianship education, this course combines group work on improvisation techniques with specific projects tailored to individual students, based on their repertoire, experience, musical strengths and challenges. Integrating the disciplines of music theory and performance, the course is designed to help students nourish their own creativity, and give them tools for their music practice in general. Though there will be highlighted focused performance opportunities (recitals, contemporary music weekend), an equal emphasis of the class will be on inclass exploration, as individuals and as a group, of the following: further development of the ear: memorization, pitch-matching, harmonicmelodic implications, ensemble improvisations; ornamentation and embellishments (in Baroque, Classical, Romantic, contemporary styles); cadenzas; harmonization of melodies (Schubert melodies, folksongs, selected passages from students? repertoire); harmonic realization (figured bass to fakebooks); dramatic characterizations (in both tonal and atonal improvisations); patterned improvisations (rhythmic, modal, passacaglia, blues, etc.); mind/body techniques for improvisation, practice, rehearsal, performance.


If you have questions about this class please call the NEC Prep School office at (617)585-1160. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in class.

Course Sub-Category

Improvisation

Location

TBA

Instructor

Eyran Katsenelenbogen

Organizer Info

  • New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School and School of Continuing Education

Get ACTIVE on the Go

Active Kids App
Active Kids App

Active Kids App

Parenting just got a little easier with the largest kids activity app on the planet.

Available for iOS | Android

Map & Direction

Preparatory School 290 Huntington Ave BostonMA  02115
Get Directions

Discuss This Activity