RCHUMS 259 - Musical Improvisation
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will utilize improvisation (not genre-specific) as the catalyst for creating and performing music. Because improvisation is a performance-based medium, the prospective student must be reasonably comfortable performing on an instrument or voice. Everyone will be expected to improvise during each class and in a variety of settings including solo, chamber and large-group work. The instructor will lead the class in various scenarios, structures and forms designed to stimulate creative and listening skills. Throughout the term, students will also work on self-directed solo and group projects. We will listen to recorded works during every meeting, and several listening exams will be given throughout the term. The final exam will include a concert of improvised music in the East Quad Auditorium. Three concert reports will also be required. Students must provide their own instruments, which may be acoustic, electric, found and/or vocal. Those using electric instruments will need to provide their own amplification. Laptops and turntables are welcome.

RCHUMS 259 - Musical Improvisation
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MW 3:00PM - 5:00PM
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