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PANEL: Pedagogies, Media and Improvisation

Patrick Boyle, Andrea Kuzmich

Published: 2011-09-07

VIDEO: Patrick Boyle presents on his experiences with the big band at University of Victoria, students' comfort level with improvisation, and the use of silent film as a basis for group improvisation. Andrea Kuzmich presents on the use of improvisation and alternative methods to arrange a capella choir pieces and give singers more choice.

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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