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Waterman to teach at Chicago Creative Music Workshop

Please note the new title and application deadline:

ICASP member Ellen Waterman joins Roscoe Mitchell, William Parker, Nicole Mitchell, Michael Zerang, and David Boykin as faculty at the Chicago Creative Music Workshop (CCMW). The intensive workshop on improvisation will be held Sept. 2-3, 2009, preceding the Chicago Jazz Festival.

To be held at Columbia College, Chicago, Ill., the 2-day intensive will feature master classes, workshops, rehearsals, lectures and performances centered on creative improvisation, composition and related scholarship.

CCMW welcomes emerging talents, college students and professionals from the US and abroad to convene for a unique and expansive opportunity for professional development.

The application deadline is now Aug. 1, 2009. For more details, see http://ccmw.jazzinchicago.org/

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.