Musical Improvisation Workshop

Novice and experienced improvisers alike will explore the wide variety of ways that improvisation figures in classical, jazz, and contemporary music through a series of exercises that will help them expand their comfort and range as improvisers.   The workshop will conclude with a group improv jam, and students will receive a souvenir recording of their performance.  Maximum class size:  10 students.  Reserve now!

Thursdays, July 6-27 (4 weeks), 1:00-3:30pm
Ages 12-17

$100.00 per student – Early Bird Rate through May 15 (Sign up NOW and SAVE!)
$125.00 per student  –  beginning May 16th
Sibling Discount – If registering more than one child, save $25 EACH!

About the instructor:
Emily Cook is a Pittsburgh-based clarinetist and educator.  She holds a degree in music

Emily Cook

Emily Cook

education and completed two graduate degrees at Duquesne University, where she was fortunate to work closely with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony.  Emily’s recent performances have ranged from appearing with the Johnstown Symphony and playing bass clarinet alongside an erhu and Brazilian percussion with the Afro-Yaqui Music Collective, a jazz/world fusion ensemble, to improvising acoustic sets to open for touring punk bands as part of the Pariah Dog trio.  She particularly enjoys working with composers to premiere new works and introducing students to music they’ve never heard before.