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Adventures in Graz

Posted on: August 1st, 2015 by monikaherzig



On Saturday, July 18, 12 students from Indiana University arrived in Graz/ Austria, excited and maybe a bit worried about their two weeks ahead at the Kunst Universit├Ąt Graz (KUG) Jazz Institut studying “Comparative Music Industry”. It took more than a year of planning to put the resources in place, create the curriculum and invite guest speakers, plan the excursions, and work on the collaboration between the universities. Now it was show time, and what a show it turned out to be! (more…)

Improvising in Switzerland

Posted on: July 17th, 2015 by monikaherzig



The International Society of Improvised Music (ISIM)

gathered last week at Chateau d”Oex in Switzerland, about 40 minutes from Montreux and Lake Geneva. This was my first time to present and participate in the conference and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The group brings together improvisers from many different musical genres with the goal of fostering creative expression across disciplines. Here is the ISIM definition of improvisation: (more…)

This Is How We Do It!

Posted on: June 25th, 2015 by monikaherzig



Just a few more weeks and we’ll arrive in Graz/ Austria with 15 IU Students for a summer course entitled “Comparative Music Industry”. Our goal is to learn about the Music Industry in Europe and compare practices to the American industry. For two weeks we get to meet regional professionals and discuss similarities and differences among continents. Of course, we’ll explore the beautiful surroundings too – Tosca in Vienna, Vienna Boys Choir, hiking in Styria, and much more. So honestly – what do you know about the European Music Industry? Think about it for a minute then read on – here are some fun facts: