Musical Improv 101 Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm

Musical Improv 101: Musical Improv 101

Prerequisites Completion of Improv 201
Scheduled Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm
Start Date Nov 10, 2019, 11:30am
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Jan 22, 2020, 6:00pm
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: Does not meet December 1, December 29, or January 5. Final session is on January 19, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend. Check calendar before enrolling.

Eric Gersen, teacher

Eric Gersen 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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