Improving Your Ensemble by Improv(e)sation
- Improvisation is a rewarding and effective way to open your students up to self-expression, creativity, confidence, and improved technical abilities. And it's fun! In this clinic we will address the benefits of improvisation, demonstrate the process, and work with Chicago area students as they improvise. While the playing level is aimed at the high school level and up, music teachers of all levels will come away with ideas about how to approach improvisation with their students.
- Paul Rudy (RudyP@umkc.edu)
- 12/16/2015 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM
- Paul Rudy's music moves broadly from free improvisation and film scoring, to chamber and orchestral, to sonic alchemy and healing. He is a Rome Prize (2010), Guggenheim (2008), Fulbright (1997) and Wurlitzer Foundation (2007 and 2009) Fellow. His music has won Global Music Awards (2012 for Innovation in Sound and Mixing/Editing), the Sounds Electric ’07 Competition (Dublin), EMS Prize (Sweden), Citta di Udine (Prize ex aequo, Italy), and has received recognition and commissions from IMEB, Bourges (2008 commission), CMMAS, SEAMUS, Meet the Composer, the American Composer’s Forum, SCI, and NMTA. He is a Curators’ Professor at the University of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory. In 1994 he completed the Colorado Grand Slam after climbing all 54 of Colorado's 14,000 ft peaks. His CD’s are available at CDBaby and iTunes. Group and private performance meditations, journeys and healing sessions are available upon request at Twistedtrail@paulrudy.com. Please visit www.paulrudy.com.