The minor consists of a minimum of 20 credits (5 full courses or the equivalent) and a presentation of work.
Note: Students must earn minimum grades of C- or P for all courses that apply toward the minor.
The Improvisation Minor offers Bachelor of Music students the opportunity to explore improvisation through a broad range of idioms and practices. Students will gain an understanding of improvised music through performance, as well as creative and critical practices, in order to support and strengthen their artistic work. The minor draws on multiple departments in the Conservatory to offer a stylistically diverse program, allowing students to pursue a pathway that both complements and expands their artistic interests.
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Students wishing to complete the Improvisation Minor should consult with the minor chair to assure that the minor program is coherent, and complete the Minor Add or Drop form. The form requires the signature of the chair.
Note: Students must pick up the Minor Add or Drop form in the Office of the Registrar. The completed form must then be submitted, in person, to the Office of the Registrar for processing. The Office of the Registrar is located in Carnegie (direct entrance off N. Professor St.) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. There is a dropbox located in the lobby of Carnegie for after-hours submission.
Dana Jessen (Contemporary Music and Improvisation, Conservatory Professional Development)