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Announcing Music and Social Justice

University of Michigan Press is proud to announce a new series, Music and Social Justice. Across academic and trade presses, this is the first (and long overdue) series calling for work in music and justice.


Short Takes October 2017

Short Takes from the October 2017 edition of Improv Notes. Improv Notes is edited and written by David Lee and assembled by administrative assistant Rachel Collins.

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Stories of Impact

The IICSI has launched two new video Stories of Impact featuring Play Who You Are partnership alumni, Talia and Katy. IICSI’s Stories of Impact are a new series exploring IICSI’s research and the wide-ranging impacts.

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Les Tableaux de Coin-du-Banc en folie

Lyn Westfall was the Artist-in-Residence at the IICSI’s 2017 session of MILE Camp and during the concert this year Westfall live painted each performance.

Music on CBC Radio

Music on CBC Radio – a call to those interested in jazz and improvisation to contact the programmers of CBC’s Radio. From the Sept 2017 edition of Improv Notes.

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Short Takes

From the September 2017 edition of Improv Notes, the IICSI’s monthly newsletter.


Highlights of the 2017 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium!

Highlights of the 2017 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium, Partnering for Change: Learning Outwards from Jazz & Improvisation

Douglas R. Ewart interview with Rachel Elliott

Short Takes August 2017

From the August 2017 edition of Improv Notes.


Video Highlights of Improvise Here! Profiles in Practice – #GJFC2016

A highlight reel of the presenters, performances, panels and workshops from the 2016 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquim: Improvise Here! Profiles in Practice!

MILE Camp 2017

Musical Improvisation at Land’s End 2017

This year’s session of MILE camp ran August 5-12, culminating in two public events: a performance by camp participants during the Festival Musique du Bout du Monde in Gaspé, and an August 11 public concert featuring camp participants and 2017 camp faculty: François Houle & Marianne Trudel, at the Corner of the Beach Cultural Museum in Gaspé, Québec. The session also featured guest presenters Kathy Kennedy and Robin Servant, and included a concert of solos and duets by Houle and Trudel.

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