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Day 1: Highlights

Kimber Sider

Published: 2013-05-23

VIDEO: Highlights from the first day of the Summit on Improvisation Pedagogy and Community Impact. The video takes brief clips from the Panel on Community Engaged Pedagogy (with Paul Watkins, David Dove, Joe Sorbara and Scott Thomson), the panel on Teaching Improvisation (with David Lee, Tanya Kalmanovitch, Kathryn Ladano, William Parker, and Jesse Stewart), and from the workshop and concert by William Parker with the Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble and the University of Guelph Contemporary Music Ensemble.

Available Files

  • Summit_2013_Day_1_Highlights.mp4

    37 MB | video/mp4


Improvisation implies a deep connection between the personal and the communal, self and world. A “good” improviser successfully navigates musical and institutional boundaries and the desire for self-expression, pleasing not only herself but the listener as well.

– Rob Wallace