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PANEL 4A: Improvising Community and the Classroom

Guelph Jazz Festival, ICASP

Published: 2014-08-19

A conference panel presented as part of the 2013 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium. Moderator: Gillian Siddall
• Mark Laver (Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice, University of Guelph), “The Share: Improvising Community”
• Nick Sorensen (School of Education, Bath Spa University, UK), “The Teacher as Improvising Pedagogue: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Uncovering the Nature of Teacher Expertise”
• Gayle Young (Musicworks Magazine), “Response Able: Response and Responsibility”
• Thomas Zlabinger (Department of Performing and Fine Arts, York College / CUNY), “Widening the Spectrum of Taught Musical Improvisation: The Story of the York College Creative Ensemble”

Available Files

  • GJFC_2013_Panel_4A_Impovising_Community_full_edited.mp4

    650 MB | video/mp4


Listening itself, an improvisative act engaged in by everyone, announces a practice of active engagement with the world, where we sift, interpret, store and forget, in parallel with action and fundamentally articulated with it ("Mobilitas Animi" 113).

– George E. Lewis