How Important is Improvisation for Classical Musicians?
March 24, 2016 In: Sound Bits
I would say it is crucial.
When most people think of classical musicians – orchestra players, opera singers, chamber ensembles, etc. – they probably don’t think of improvising as a skill that these musicians need on a daily basis. However, in today’s musical world where many musicians are pursuing multiple paths and even creating their own opportunities, improvisation is likely a key skill that will allow musicians to contribute and succeed in a range of settings. Here is an article about young classical musicians in LA who are experimenting with improvisation – pretty cool!