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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/

So one of the things that improvisation has come to mean in the context of highly technological performance is that improvisation is the last claim to the legitimate presence of a human in the performance of music.

– Bob Ostertag