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CFP – Summer Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation

May 1

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August 4-17, 2019
Percé, Gaspésie, Québec
Applications due May 1, 2019.

During this two-week Institute, graduate and post-graduate students will workshop and network with leading scholars and practitioners in the field of Critical Studies in Improvisation, while taking advantage of the spectacular natural setting of the Gaspésie.

Situated in the heart of the Gaspésie region of Québec, the Summer Institute builds on three years of successful arts-based community projects in the area through our linked project Musical Improvisation at Land’s End / Coin-du-Banc en folie, and coincides with this year’s launch of the flagship Critical Studies in Improvisation MA and PhD programs at the University of Guelph, whose faculty (Arroyas, Fischlin, Heble, and Harley) will play an active role in designing and teaching in the Summer Institute. The Institute will include numerous opportunities for engagement both among experienced and emerging scholars and between scholars and local artists and communities.

The Institute will be split into two distinct subsections. During the first week, students will join the Musical Improvisation at Land’s End /Coin-du-Banc en folie project to participate in exploratory sessions of applied improvisation, to explore their own improvisational practices and to participate in a shared experience of improvisational creativity, led by Marianne Trudel, the noted Montreal-based pianist, composer, improviser and arranger. In the second week, the group will move on to work on the subject of improvisation from a more traditional scholarly perspective, reflecting on their experiences in the first week and situating those experiences within a framework of salient research in the field of Critical Studies in Improvisation.

Visit our Summer Institute pages for more information or to apply.


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