The New School for
Jazz and Contemporary Music

Linear Composition for Improvisers

A performance/composition course exploring how to structure compositions and improvisations using melodic lines of horizontal motion. Participants in the class both compose and perform. Students learn to compose using their improvisational ability as their point of departure and are required to write and perform several compositional/improvisational assignments throughout the course. A live concert recording of students’ original compositions is the final class project. Final enrollment is at the discretion of the instructor. 2 credits

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