Summer Improv Intensive

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Summer 2018

Improv Intensive

According to Wikipedia, musical improvisation is the creative act of immediate composition, which combines performance with communication of emotions and instrumental technique with spontaneous response to other musicians.

Bach, Handel, Mozart and Beethoven were known for their improvisational skills.

Many classical musicians, including some of our students and teachers, focus so intently on creating the sounds represented by the printed page that they neglect the skills that let them create music joyfully in the moment.

This summer, Scrollworks and Positively Funny Improv will give youth musicians--and young people interested in music--the opportunity to set their musical creativity free!

Does your young musician struggle with performance anxiety? Do they need tools to be successful in auditions and interviews as they apply for college, scholarships or jobs? Our summer improv intensive will teach them to think on their feet and respond without fear.

From The Health Benefits of Practicing Improv in US News & World Report:
"I wish I would have done something like this years ago," she says. "If I knew a kid who was socially anxious, I would say, 'You should do improv.'"

From The Science Behind Improvisation in The Washington Post:
Neuroscientist Charles Lamb and others have scanned rappers' brains during a freestyle rap and during a memorized rap. The studies show that during freestyling there's a functional change in their neural networks. Through practice, the rappers have reorganized their brain activity...

Take advantage of this opportunity today! Register your child online with the form below. Dates: July 9 - 13 : Evenings 5:30 - 8:30 pm

July 14 : Performance 9 - 11 am

All classes will be held at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1500 6th Ave N.

  • Music Improv with what you’ve got (your choice)

    • Percussion with found objects

    • Voice

  • Music Improv with your instrument

  • Ages 6 to 18

  • Any music skill level

  • Instruments loaned (as available)

  • $60 (Payment due upon registration)

Register online by clicking here. Please make sure you click the 'submit' button at the bottom of the form. You will receive an email confirming your submission. Questions?


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