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Improvisation in Your Ensemble…Yes You Can!

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  • Anyone can learn to improvise and make creativity a part of the instrumental classroom. It starts with you: learn how to develop an improvisation vocabulary for melodies and rhythms, a teaching sequence for rhythmic dictation, and how to play by ear. People of all ages can learn to be creative through a sequential process. Through interactive modeling and in-session practice, educators will develop their own creative skills and learn techniques they can apply in their instrumental program.
  • Alyssa Grey (Miztonk@yahoo.com)
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  • Alyssa Grey is an active musician, educator, and composer. She completed undergraduate degrees in Music Education and Music Theory & Composition from the University of Miami and a Master's degree in Music Education from the Eastman School of Music where she studied Improvisation with Chris Azzara and Music Education with Richard Grunow. Alyssa has presented sessions and research with the College Music Society, NJMEA, FMEA, OKMEA, ArkMEA, TMEA, and the Texas Bandmasters Association. She has had compositions performed by members of the Cleveland Symphony and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in addition to winning a choral music fellowship. She is currently a Teaching Fellow in Music Education at the University of North Texas. Alyssa also performs professionally in the Dallas Symphony Chorus.
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