Greenwich House Music School welcomes a new partner Creative Music Studio (CMS). Through this partnership GHMS will hold 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.

Saturday, November 5, 2016
8:30 p.m.

CMS Improvisers Octet Led by Karl Berger Explores Themes from Cherry’s 50-Year-Old Landmark Recordings Symphony for Improvisers, Where is Brooklyn and Complete Communion.

Creative Music Studio: Workshop Intensive
March 31 - April 2, 2016

Workshops include daily CMS 'Basic Practice,’ including rhythm and vocal training, improvisers’ orchestra sessions and two master classes per day with Nels and Susie, as well as jam sessions with Guiding Artists.

Saturday, April 8, 2017
8:00 p.m.

CMS’ presentation of “The Music Richard Teitelbaum’ features an extraordinary combination of improvisers playing together as a quartet for the first time. 

Saturday, May 13, 2017
8:00 p.m.

This CMS concert will feature an extraordinary combination of improvisers premiering new compositions from Berger’s upcoming CD release due out in September 2017.

Greenwich House Music
46 Barrow Street
New York, NY

(Note: GHMS is not ADA accessible)


Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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