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Initiatives

Improvisers Exchange

Improvisers Exchange is a two-year initiative deeply investigating the field of music improvisation. This multifaceted program features performance and engagement residencies by leading artists representative of a wide spectrum of the practice, initiates a new performance course on improvisation for students, and promotes scholarly discourse through lectures and panel discussions.  This ambitious project will introduce our campus and community to leading artists practicing non-idiomatic approaches to the music, others rooted in jazz and avant-jazz heritages, and master improvisers representing folkloric traditions of the world.

Jason Finkelman (KCPA) and Mike Silvers (Musicology) have been appointed CAS Resident Associates for AY2018-19, which includes a graduate seminar (CAS 587) in Spring 2019.

Jason Finkelman featured in the South African Society for Research in Music and 2nd International Bow Music Conference 2018. Program

Events
Thursday
Feb 21
Jeff Kolar
,
jonCates
7:30pm

Krannert Art Museum
500 E. Peabody, Champaign

Tuesday
Mar 12
David Rothenberg
4:00pm

Music Building, Room 359
1114 W. Nevada, Urbana

Thursday
Mar 14
David Rothenberg
7:30

Krannert Art Museum
500 E. Peabody, Champaign

Friday
Mar 15
David Rothenberg (clarinet, laptop electronics)
,
Charlie Rauh (guitar)
,
John Wieczorek (percussion)
2:00pm

Smith Memorial Hall, Room 25
805 S. Mathews, Urbana