Musical Long Form

When you think of musical improv, you probably think of dope rhyming skills and short form games. Those are great, but there’s a whole world of possibility open to the musical improviser in the world of long form improvisation.

Musical Long Form will allow the student to experience the triumphs and pitfalls that come with performing pieces that are twenty minutes and longer. They’ll learn how to work with a musical ensemble, how to build a longer piece brick by brick, and how to create within the confines of a bigger structure, where ultimately the rules will allow for greater freedom of expression.

Starting with musical montage and the traditional narrative musical, students will explore a variety of forms, and ultimately create their own, which they will introduce to audiences in a final showcase.

Musical Long Form is for students who have completed Music Improv Fundamentals or an equivalent course. It meets once a week for three hours over an eight week term.

Musical Long Form

Prerequisites