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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


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