Vocal improvisation:

In solo or group settings, improvisation is an immediate, exciting musical opportunity. At its center, vocal improv is a dialogue between the singer and the moment, as each provides information for the other.

What's new:

May 2022: Susanne Barkan's original 2000's www.vocalimprov.com site has been preserved at vocalimprov.craigdmiller.com. You are here!

September 2014: In memory of the 3 years since Susanne died, we have the Memorial Gathering Page and poems.

September 2011: Susanne Abigail Barkan, age 52, passed away at home...

August 2011: All 6 "Today's improv" exercises are now available (previously only available one at a time).

January 2011: Susanne has retired because of long-term health problems.

February 22, 2009: Toast & Jam Vocal Improv Workshop with Susanne Barkan in downtown Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.

November, 2008: Susanne's CD, Legacy, is [no longer] available online on cdbaby.com (+reviews, samples)

October, 2007: Susanne's CD, Legacy, was released. About the Project, Songs, Lyrics, Ordering.

May, 2000: Singer and Teacher Susanne Barkan's www.vocalimprov.com website was launched, after a lifetime of singing and 12 years of working with vocal improvisation.