Critical Improvisation Studies

MUSC 2300A S01 [CRN: 16549]

Advanced seminar exploring improvisation from various perspectives: historical, anthropological, philosophical, ethical, and creative. We study improvisation in diverse musical traditions, in other arts, and in problem-solving contexts such as business, technology, and games. Discussion topics include individual vs. group improvisation, the status of "freedom" in creative processes, and the social and artistic functions of improvisation. Instructor permission required.
Fall 2017
15:00 - 17:30 Mon - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017