Associate Professor, School of Music
Affiliated Artist/Group 

Jeffrey Agrell has taught horn at the University of Iowa School of Music since 2000. He is also an award-winning composer who has written dozens of commissions for professional chamber music ensembles. His pieces have been published, recorded on CD, performed on concert stages, and broadcast on television and radio throughout the world. Improvisation is one of his personal interests. He believes a horn player can profit musically, technically andpersonally from the same fascinating process of improvisation that guitar and other instruments enjoy. He has also been in demand as a clinician and guest artist, performing at schools of music, festivals and regional and national workshops. 
Possible topics for workshops could include: Improvisation for Classical Musicians; 
The benefits and sheer good fun of improvising are well-known, but if the only model is jazz, it can be daunting for many traditionally trained musicians. UI horn professor Jeffrey Agrell teaches a unique course in creative (non jazz) improvisation, and offers recitals, workshops, andlectures to any group interested in becoming acquainted with the joys of improvisation first hand. For all instruments and all levels.