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Improvisation and pedagogy policy meetings

Researchers from the Improvisation, Community and Social Practice project will meet on December 16th and 17th to develop the first in a series of policy papers to be created by project members. With support from the Musagetes Foundation, researchers, outreach partners, and other stakeholders will come together to investigate the links between improvisation and pedagogy (educational theory and practice). The team will explore questions of curriculum reform and explore ways to incorporate improvisation into music programming and education, with a focus on programs for disadvantaged or under-serviced populations.

Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.