Musical Improv 101 Saturdays 12-3pm

Musical Improv 101: Musical Improv 101

Prerequisites Completion of Improv 201
Scheduled Saturdays 12-3pm
Start Date Jan 5, 2019, 12:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Feb 24, 2019, 4:15pm
Students will learn to improvise songs with an accompanist using song structures, and then by creating their own structures as they go along. We will also explore the use of music and musical theater genre elements in improvised scenes. By learning to work with and create their own rhythms and patterns, students will gain skills that they can apply to all forms of Improv. 
Note: Meets weekends of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidents Day.

Eric Gersen, teacher

Eric Gersen is a comedian and musician from New York City who once played piano for Mariah Carey. He is a performer and teacher at the UCBT, where he has performed on Harold Night, and currently performs with the Musical Improv Team Rumpleteaser, which he directs and musically accompanies. He has written several shows that have gone up at the UCBT including his solo show Gersenality: One Man's Search for Google Greatness, and the musical Seventeen Seventy-Something. He is the also Associate Music Director of the Story Pirates, a composer for Improv Everywhere, and he has composed music for various TV Shows including TruTV's Impractical Jokers, as well as web series, podcasts, short films, and videos across the internet.

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