Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome from the Conference Board Chair

    • Livestream Sessions

    • Conference Board

  2. 2
    • Nina Kümin -- Fantasising about the past: A baroque violinist's guide to improvising fantasias

    • Mark Janello - Suite Improvisation (Harpsichord)

    • John Salmon - Playing with Bach

    • Damian Skowroński - Praeludium pro Organo Pleno in German Baroque Style

    • Pauliina Haustein - Fleeting fantasy: ensemble improvisation on audience-given themes

    • Renaissonics - Polyphonic Improvisation

    • Julian Jenson - Preluding based on opening gestures in J.S. Bach's WTC Book II

    • James Perretta - Filling in the Gaps - Improvising Divisions on a Ground in the Style of Christopher Simpson

    • Stephanie MacAlpine - Three Eras, One Partimento: Exploring Stylistic Possibilities in a Bass Line of Durante

    • Audrey Axinn - Fantasy and Fidelity: Classical-era Ornamentation

    • Larry Molinaro - Improvisation of a multi sectional stylus phantasticus toccata

    • Noam Sivan - Improvised Four-Movement Sonata in Romantic Style

    • Maor Sivan - Four Improvised Preludes and Fugues

    • Changhee Lee - Baroque Suite à la Carte

    • Robert de Bree - Fantasias inspired by Telemann and Partimento

    • Mark Edwards - Move and Play

    • Zach Mandernach - In Search of Our Own Voice

  3. 3
    • Anna Katharina Müller - Improvisation Lessons for Keyboard Novices in the Age of Beethoven

    • Mark Janello - Improvising a Sarabande

    • Gemma Turvey - Italian Solfeggio and Third Stream Ear Training

    • Claudio David Espejo - Teaching Group Piano Using Principles from Partimento Pedagogy

    • Benjamin Stein - Swiss Army Knife Schemas: building aural and improvisation skills with the three-step cadenza sequence

    • Ioannis K. Vitoris - Applications of Harmonic Sequences in Classical Music Improvisation Pedagogy

    • Pauliina Haustein - Examining the performer-audience impact of re-introducing stylistic solo & ensemble improvisation to Western classical concert programs

  4. 4
    • Nicola Canzano - "Fortspinnung" as an Improvisation Tactic and Composition Strategy

    • John Mortensen - Improvised Sonata on Themes of Joseph Wölfl

    • Nicole DiPaolo - A curated sampling of underrepresented common-practice composers

    • Yiheng Yang - Historical Improv and Partimento in the Juilliard Curriculum

Reviews

5 star rating

Fantastic introduction, and powerful advocacy

Darren Shearer

I very much enjoyed this course of lectures, giving an overview and examples of historical improvisation through the ages, and advocating for its reintroduct...

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I very much enjoyed this course of lectures, giving an overview and examples of historical improvisation through the ages, and advocating for its reintroduction to modern pedagogy. One of my biggest takeaways from this course, is that there are more resources available than I had known about before, and I was made aware of even more performers who share their performances with the world. Well worth the time investment! Thank you, Darren Shearer

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