Improv Lab

Modeling the masters is good practice for developing and developed musicians alike.  When it comes to making music, our archetypes play a significant role.  For instance, if you were going to put a band together what would be the first tune you would want to work up?  Would it be a cover or an original?  What musical influences would you draw upon? We’re all on the same path as we learn to speak this universal language.  A book worth reading about all of this is “The Music Lesson” by bassist extraordinaire Victor Wooten. 

The Improv Lab was launched at St. Lawrence University in the Fall of 2007 to create a workshop-type environment which fosters a collaborative, performance-based experience.  Each iteration since then has taken on its own shape and flavor.  Over a series of 24-or-so 90-minute sessions, we’ll explore a bunch of tunes and jam experience from which a program of performance will emerge.  It’s formative – and fun!

2017 - 2018 (Details on next year's semesters will be added below when available.)

REHEARSALS are Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30-6 pm. 

PERFORMANCE is Wednesday, April 25, at 8 pm in the Launders Underground.

AUDITIONS and explorations will commence Monday, January 22, from 4:30 to 6 pm in the Launders Underground (Noble Center 001).  They consist of you, your instrument (including voice) and a song to share from your iPod, phone, You Tube, or other favorite storage medium.  Bring along your notebook and a pencil, too. 

2018 - 2019 (Details on next year's semesters will be added below when available.)

REHEARSALS are Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30-6 pm in Launders Underground. 

PERFORMANCES

 Fall 18:  Wednesday, November 14 at 8 pm in Launders Underground.

Spring 19: Wednesday, April 17 at 8 pm in Launders Underground.

AUDITIONS consist of you, your instrument (including voice) and a song to share from your iPod, phone, You Tube, or other favorite storage medium.  Bring along your notebook and a pencil, too. 

Fall 18:  Monday, September 3 from 4:30 to 6 pm in Launders Underground. 

Spring 19: Monday, January 21 from 4:30 to 6 pm in Launders Underground. 

For FURTHER INFORMATION or to get your questions answered, please contact director Tim Savage.