Advanced Improvisation and Service Playing (Spring)

  • 21 Jan 2017
  • 06 May 2017
  • 5 sessions
  • 21 Jan 2017, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
  • 11 Feb 2017, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
  • 04 Mar 2017, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
  • 22 Apr 2017, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
  • 06 May 2017, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
  • Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • 8


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Advanced Improvisation session will focus on developing the improviser's harmonic language and solid structural framework for "spontaneous composition." Rondo, Song Form, Sonata Allegro, Versets, etc. will be explored for use in liturgical settings. The classes will use Jeffrey Brillhart's improvisation textbook, "Breaking Free" (available on and a draft copy of his second textbook, "A World of Possibilities: Master Lessons in Improvisation." (Copies of that book will be provided).

The participation fee is $40 for the semester (five sessions), or $15 per session (at the door), payable to the Philadelphia Chapter. The number of active participants will be limited. The number of auditors is unlimited.

Please contact Sandor Kadar with any questions or concerns regarding these classes - or 609-540-6548.

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