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Joshua Dreyer ACF Abstract FY12

"New Music Ensemble Capital Region Tour"

Conference Name: New Music Ensemble Capital Region Tour

In the 21st Century, improvisation is found now more than ever in Classical Music. For musicians to be the most marketable and employable they can be, they must be familiar and comfortable with improvising. This workshop will introduce, through discussion and performance, examples of 21st Century classical music where a variety of improvisational skills are called for from the musicians.

November 8: Shenandoah University Conservatory, Winchester, Virginia Meetings with students and faculty, post-concert discussion, performance. November 9: Mobtown Modern Music Series, Baltimore, Maryland Pre-concert discussion, performance November 10: Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC Pre-concert discussion, performance November 12: Settlement Music School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Present a workshop entitled "Improvisation in 21st Century Classical Music",