August 2018 Convention
Orlando, FL

Improvising Jazz for Classical Flutist

Jamie Baum

This masterclass by jazz flutist Jamie Baum was very approachable. Many people think they cannot play or sing by heart—but everybody knows “Happy Birthday”!

Baum asked participants, on their own or with two or more flute players, to improvise, making the exercise a bit more complicated little by little by adding one new note each time. This approach was very interesting, and we all left the room very cheerfully.

—Mia Dreese

photo by Alice Dade