General Workshop Information
The School for Improvisational Music (SIM) functions as the instructional face of CIM. Since 2001, SIM has held over 25 intensive workshop sessions for more than 800 aspiring students of creative music from all over the globe. SIM conducts these workshops in New York City, and by special arrangement in other locations throughout the world. The sessions include 2 masterclasses per day, ensemble coaching, student and faculty performances and private lessons. The SIM faculty comprised of a cross-section of the most creative improvisers from the jazz and contemporary music fields.
Content: The SIM experience encompasses ample playing opportunities and discussion of improvisational concepts. SIM is less about teaching through the lens of style and more about the overarching concepts of improvisation, touching on multiple disciplines. That said, students are offered two private lessons per week with our faculty, allowing personal instruction on any musical topic.
OPEN TO ALL AGES
|SIM NYC Intensive
@ Brooklyn Conservatory
August 5-7 & 12-16, 2018
|Art Lande (piano)
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)
Cooper Moore (drums, piano)
J. Granelli (bass)
Katherine Keyes (Alexander Technique)
Michael Formanek (bass)
Drew Gress (bass)
La Tanya Hall (voice)
Tom Rainey (drums)
Gerald Cleaver (drums)
Additional Faculty: TBA
SIM NYC-Brooklyn Conservatory Summer Intensive: $1300 for two weeks.
Participants may attend 1 week for $650, however participants who attend both weeks will be given priority during the application process.
Please note: Unfortunately, at this time SIM is unable to provide a IC20 form to International students.
*** Please note: SIM is unable to offer accommodation for SIM-NYC participants, (neither is The Brooklyn Conservatory). Successful applicants may want to explore options such as: airbnb.com or craigslist.org to find affordable housing options in the NYC area. ***
click the image below to view the 2018 SIM brochure
* SIM offers regular workshops, open sessions, and concerts, but is unable at this time to provide year round instruction. However, we continue to pursue this as an eventual goal. Please continue to visit our website for updates. Beginning in September 2018, we will be offering a series of 1 month workshops at The Jazz Gallery.