Christopher Azzara


Christopher Azzara

Pianist, arranger, author, and Associate Professor of Music Education at the Eastman School of Music, Christopher Azzara has made important contributions to advancing the understanding of creativity and improvisation in the music learning process. Teaching and performing internationally, he is the author of numerous books (including Developing Musicianship Through Improvisation and Jump Right In: The Instrumental Series), articles, and arrangements (GIA Publications, Oxford University Press). Dr. Azzara's work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Research in Music Education, the Music Educators Journal, and in The New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning (Oxford). He performs as a soloist and as a member of various ensembles, including the Chris Azzara Quartet, and has played on and produced studio and educational recordings.

Articles by Christopher Azzara:

Improvisation and the Symphony Orchestra: Providing Inspiration and Meaning
November 17, 2019