COPA
4587

Introduction to Improvisation

CoPA Cross-Disciplinary: Coll of Performing Arts

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Majors Only
Introduction to Improvisation
Spring 2023
Taught By: Anthony Coleman
Section: B

CRN: 9920

Credits: 2

This class will deal with approaches to improvisation through listening, analyzing, copying and learning how to collaborate with other artists. This is all part of creating a personal musical process of creation that is basic to becoming an improviser. Practice techniques and tools to access, create & develop a unique musical language by observing, digesting, and finding your masters/models. Listen and analyze compositions that integrate written notation and open improvisations. Analyze and observe how some improvisers use graphic scores, talk about open improvisation and spontaneous use of Sonics. This can involve using extended techniques with improvisation and how to add time and sensation to unscripted musical development. This class will record on Soundtrap "guided" open improvisations , and layer others playing on top using micro elements, extended timbres and graphic notation that we have discussed during the class.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Coll of Performing Arts (COPA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 11

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:24pm EST 1/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 314
Date Range: 1/26/2023 - 5/11/2023
Introduction to Improvisation
Fall 2022
Taught By: Anthony Coleman
Section: A

CRN: 12194

Credits: 2

This class will deal with approaches to improvisation through listening, analyzing, copying and learning how to collaborate with other artists. This is all part of creating a personal musical process of creation that is basic to becoming an improviser. Practice techniques and tools to access, create & develop a unique musical language by observing, digesting, and finding your masters/models. Listen and analyze compositions that integrate written notation and open improvisations. Analyze and observe how some improvisers use graphic scores, talk about open improvisation and spontaneous use of Sonics. This can involve using extended techniques with improvisation and how to add time and sensation to unscripted musical development. This class will record on Soundtrap "guided" open improvisations , and layer others playing on top using micro elements, extended timbres and graphic notation that we have discussed during the class.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Coll of Performing Arts (COPA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 9

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:24pm EST 1/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 11:00am - 12:40pm
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 618
Date Range: 9/2/2022 - 12/16/2022