Through a partnership with Creative Music Studio, GHMS holds workshops and performances led by CMS improvisation staff and with the CMS Improvisers Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Karl Berger. Unprecedented in its range and diversity, CMS is a phenomenon in the international music world, providing participants with the rare opportunity to interact personally with musical giants of improvisation and musical thought on a daily basis.

Founded in 1971 by musicians Ornette Coleman, Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso, the Creative Music Studio engages musicians and listeners from all backgrounds and traditions, deepening and transforming their personal experience, understanding and expression of music as a universal language by illuminating its shared elements in workshops, residencies, performances, recording and archival projects throughout the U.S. and around the globe.

Read more about CMS workshops during this pivotal moment in jazz in the New York Times

Upcoming Workshops
Friday, April 27 - Sunday, April 28
Three days of intensive workshops, master classes, intimate concerts and informal jam sessions that inspire active listening, personal expression, improvisation and musical exploration. Musicians of any instrument, including voice, are welcome as are non-musicians. Adults who played music earlier in their lives can benefit from this lifelong learning opportunity that offers participants a once-in-a-lifetime experience to learn from and play with music masters, and simply spending time with them in an informal, personal setting. The non-traditional atmosphere of the Creative Music Studio Workshop encourages participants to experiment, push beyond limits, genres and categories, to take risks.

Past Performances
 Peter Apfelbaum - Song of the Mystic Thread               Billy Martin's Omnispheric Orchestra  

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