For more information, see the Improvisation-Documents link from your Teacher Home page.
All documents that were accessible from the Information, Sample Assignments and Forms page have now been moved to the Teacher Home page.
What does the MTAC Improvisation Program have to offer teachers?
The MTAC Improvisation Program can help you as a teacher through:
- Published resources to get you started in teaching Improvisation
- An annual Improvisation Celebration at the State Convention to exhibit exceptional musical improvisation from students all around the state.
- The opportunity to use improvisation as an optional element in Certificate of Merit; this is an exceptional way to balance the rigorous preparation of technique, theory and repertoire with the creative process of improvisation.
- Advice from teachers who are available to assist MTAC members as they begin their journey into the world of improvisation.
Why teach Improvisation?
Improvisation enables our students to become total musicians. It will enhance the musicianship and understanding they bring to the playing of the music of the masters. It is a skill that is needed by church musicians, accompanists, dance classes, choirs, jazz bands, community programs and on almost any occasion when people gather together. The inclusion of improvisation has many benefits to a music education. It is a lifelong gift for the heart, healing and happiness of our students.
Improvisation in Certificate of Merit:
Improvisation is now included as an optional part of Certificate of Merit Evaluations. The opportunity for students to balance the rigorous preparation of technique, theory and repertoire with the creative process of improvisation will be a positive addition to the CM evaluation for many students. For assistance in utilizing this option in Certificate of Merit, please view the documents in the Improvisation->Documents link from your Teacher Home page.
2011-2012 Improvisation Council:
- State Chair,
- Assistant Chair,
- Recital Chair,
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