Writings on Improvisation and Improv Education

The materials below are designed to help teachers incorporate interactive improvisation components in their music classes and ensembles. The articles reflect the approach to improvisation that Dr. Oshinsky uses in his classes at Adelphi University.

Overall teaching philosophy

Competencies in Improvisation

Teaching using Flow – sequencing

Annotated Bibliography

Syllabus for in-person class on improvisation

Syllabus including online teaching options

The following are lesson plans for public school teachers

Sounds of Cooperation – social emotional benefits of small group improvisation

In the Groove – solo, support and contrast roles in group improv

Teaching improv online