The Collective

The Improv. Collective is a student organization on the campus of SUNY Fredonia dedicated to self-expression through music improvisation, and to addressing the National Standards for teaching Improvisation. It is comprised of some of the most creative students in the School of Music, as well as non-music majors. We are a community of musicians which benefits from the courage of the performance major, skill of the music educator, creativity of the composition major, technology of the sound recording major, nurturing of the music therapist and most of all, from the "beginner's mind" of the non-major. For us there are no wrong notes for we believe, as tribal people do, "If you can talk, you can sing. If you can walk, you can dance." We present several performances annually, and are available for outside engagements.

Students and community members are welcome to join.

"Go out of your mind and come to your senses."
– Paul Winter