Sat, Feb 04|
Improvising with the Elements - a Workshop with Daniel Pardo
Time & Location
Feb 04, 2023, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CST
About the Event
All flutists and musicians are invited to participate in an interactive virtual workshop on improvisation with Dr. Daniel Pardo! Daniel will lead a discussion on how to use what we know to build improvisation skills and then will guide participants through the process of language building, interacting with a band, and developing intention, pacing, and listening. The workshop will be a welcoming environment where participants will be able to improvise on mute or for the group.
Daniel Pardo works regularly as a studio musician in orchestral and commercial
settings, fusing Western Classical traditions with ethnic sounds and technology. Born
in Bogota, Colombia, Daniel’s performer/producer roles have led to special
collaborations in recordings and tours with L.A. and Nashville producers, composers,
and artists such as Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), K.C. Porter (Santana), Richard
Jacques (Alice in Wonderland), Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), Karen Briggs (Yanni),
Jake Shimabukuro, Bob Mintzer, Chris McDonald, Sergio Pamies, Drew Zaremba, Dan
Rudin, and the rock group Chicago.
As an educator, Daniel has presented at the International Society for Improvised Music,
The US National Flute Association Convention, the Texas Music Educators Association
Convention, the Jazz Education Network Conference, and universities in North and
South America. Daniel holds music performance degrees from Texas State University
and the University of North Texas, and Music Production from the Berklee College of
Music. Daniel Pardo is Assistant Professor of Flute at Prairie View A&M University and
a Yamaha Performing Artist & Clinician.