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Art of Improvisation

Date(s) - Jul-29-2018 - Aug-03-2018
Starting at 6:00 PM

SUNY Fredonia - Fredonia - NY - United States


Music for People’s Art of Improvisation workshop is for musicians and vocalists experienced in any musical tradition – classical, jazz, theater, rock, ethnic, avant-garde, etc.  All instruments are welcome – acoustic and electric, winds and strings, hand drums and percussion, and homemade innovations. Prior experience in improvisation is not necessary, as this workshop is based on the concept that listening and imitation are the most fundamental musical skills. Read more about the Art of Improvisation workshop and its faculty.

Credit: For College Credit and Graduate Credit: Students must register through SUNY and pay the SUNY course fee. For college credit and graduate credit for to http://home.fredonia.edu/gradstudies/ For CTLE (Continuing Teacher and Leader Education) or CEU (Continuing Education Unit) credit (37.5 hours), register below through Music for People.

Arrival/Departure Information for the Workshop: Onsite check-in starts at 4 PM on Sunday and the first workshop session is on Sunday evening at 7 PM. The workshop ends around noon on Friday.

Accomodations: Housing is located in one of the dormitories with meals provided in the Dining Hall. There are no restaurants on campus, but there is a Starbuck’s open during the day.

Location: Located in beautiful Chautauqua County, Fredonia State University of NY is the westernmost campus in the SUNY system. The region, home to the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, is less than an hour from Niagara Falls and is a vacation destination for many interested in arts, culture, and all-season recreation.

Directions: Click here for directions to SUNY Fredonia on their website.



Workshop Registration

  • To register, select the number of tuition and housing spaces you need.
  • If you have a login with Music for People, enter the username and password which automatically populates the informational fields.
  • If this is your first login on this website, fill in all the fields to complete your registration. A username and password will be emailed to you for future registrations.
Ticket Type Price Spaces
Housing in SUNY Dorm - private room, shared bath
Includes all meals from Sunday dinner to Friday lunch
Housing in SUNY Dorm - shared rooms/shared bath
Includes all meals Sunday dinner to Friday Lunch
Tuition - Sunday to Friday Full Attendance $425.00
Tuition - Sunday to Friday Full Attendance Discount
Discount for Members/MLP Graduates/Seniors/Students

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