Improvisation and Pop Music Classes Open to All

Class instructor Matt Magerkurth.
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Class instructor Matt Magerkurth.

Join the Community Music School this spring for two new classes taught by instructor Matt Magerkurth. No auditions required. Ages 11 and up are welcome to join this inclusive, supportive learning environment.

Sessions are fully virtual and begin Monday, Feb. 22.

Seeing the Music: The Power and Beauty of Graphic Scores allows your creativity to flourish by translating graphic scores, visual art pieces, and drawings to your instrument or voice. You and your classmates will collaborate on two separate works and reflect on the process and finished recording as a group. This class meets Mondays, 6-7pm, February 22- March 15. The fee is $95 per person

Explore the world of popular music by enrolling in our Dropping the Beat: Using Your Classical Training to Break into Popular Music. Learn to use your background in instrumental performance to further understand, memorize, and interact with modern pop music. Study the chord progressions of pop songs, learn to recognize musical patterns, and how to fill the role of auxiliary musician in a band environment. Classes meet on Mondays, 6-7 p.m., March 29 to May 3. The fee is $119 per person.

The Community Music School is the outreach unit of the Department of Music in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. With the ultimate goal of providing high-quality music instruction in both individual and group formats, the Community Music School provides year-round, non-credit, music making opportunities, for students of all ages and ability levels. To learn more about our ongoing programs and get involved, visit  



Nastassja Riley, assistant director
Community Music School


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