In the Renaissance, improvisation was a fundamental part of all music making. Renaissance Music is a kind of middle ground in Western Music. It is exquisite high art and yet allows each performer the freedom of expression we often associate with pop music.
This is a practical course for Professional and Advanced Amateur musicians who would like to explore the vast and brilliant possibilities of Melodic Improvisation, how it is applicable to all repertoires and how it is beneficial for enhancing technique, creativity and musicianship.
All voices and instruments are welcome
JOHN TYSON is a winner of the Bodky International Competition, the Noah Greenberg Award and is a former student of Frans Bruggen. He has appeared worldwide as a soloist and has recorded for Erato, Harmonia Mundi, Sine Qua Non, Titanic, and Ventadorn Records, and with Boston’s Handel & Haydn Society under Christopher Hogwood. He is Director of the Renaissance Music and Dance Ensemble Renaissonics, The Boston Recorder Orchestra and the Corso di Flauto Dolce in Tuscany, Italy. John performs with the crossover band Universal Village, is on the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music and is an Emerson Instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He chaired the Department of Historical Performance at Boston University and has lectured at the Berklee School of Music and for the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Tanglewood Institute. He is a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the United Nations.