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Day of Improvisation

Date(s) - Oct-26-2019
Starting at 10:00 AM

Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY - Syracuse - NY - United States


Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019

10:00 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY

All events are in the Academic II building.

Parking is available in lot 7, with handicapped parking in lot 6.

Tuition :Early bird tuition (register by Oct. 7): $75  /  After Oct. 7: $85

Treat yourself to a day of creative music-making at this Music for People satellite workshop.  Join us for playful and inspiring workshops with an approach toimprovisation that is inviting and artistically rich for musicians from diverse backgrounds.  Whether you are a professional musician, teacher, student, or amateur, you will have a chance to recharge and refresh your own musical spirit while stepping into a community that honors deep listening and connection.  Elective topics will include movement, drumming, voice, facilitation, and chamber music.

Facilitators include Mary Knysh, Alina Plourde, Jimbo Talbot, Jessica King, Christy Clavio and Laura Enslin.  All instruments, including voice, are welcome and will work well for improvising. There will be pianos, percussion and other instruments available to share as well.

Lunch will be available for purchase at the on-campus Gordon Student Center (minimal options are offered on Saturdays, so you may prefer to pack a lunch).

For out-of-town participants, we recommend the following Syracuse hotels as being conveniently located about a 15-minute drive from the OCC campus: The Genesee Grande Hotel, the Parkview Hotel, or the Crowne Plaza.

Questions?  Please email Alina Plourde: alinaoboe@yahoo.com

Here are some comments from previous workshop:

“WOW.  The Day of Improvisation fed my soul and she drank deeply. In my 71 years I don’t ever remember feeling so alive, open, creative, and connected to others.  Thank you for a peak experience!”

“I enjoyed the opportunity to improvise through a variety of processes!  Great examples for use with student groups.”

“I liked the connections made through playing music with a variety of people from different backgrounds and age groups.  It really solidified my belief that music can bring people together, even people you wouldn’t have otherwise communicated with.”

“It was wonderful to meet other musicians and singers and to feel and become part of the community.”

“That was the most fun I’ve ever had.”

Workshop Registration

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