Improvising Across Abilities, Media, Communities




Tucker, Sherrie. "The Best of Jazz, the Worst of Jazz: Why I've Been Playing the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument." Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. February 2, 2017.


Haaheim, Kip, Michelle Heffner Hayes, Nicole Hodges Persley, and Sherrie Tucker, "Improvisation," Red Hot Research, KU Commons, December, 2, 2016. 

Dvorak, Abbey, Elizabeth Boresow, Kip Haaheim, and Sherrie Tucker, "'Do you AUMI?' Using the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI) in Clinical and Research Settings," Midwest Region Music Therapy Association, St. Louis, April 9, 2016. 


Boresow, Elizabeth, Abbey Dvorak, Michelle Heffner Hayes, and Sherrie Tucker. "AUMI-KU InterArts Site Report." Improvisation and Community Health, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. June 7, 2015. 



Lair, Liam, and Ashley Mog, "Embodiment, Identity, and Community: Motion, Meaning, and Belonging in Kansas,” Oral History Association Conference in Madison, WI. October 8-12, 2014.

Haaheim, Kip, Jesse Stewart, Sherrie Tucker, and Pete Williams. "AUMI-Futurism: Adaptive Performance in ‘Turning the Page,’ ‘(Un)Rolling the Boulder’ … and Beyond!!!!" Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium "Sounding Futures", Guelph, Ontario, Canada. September 10, 2014.


Mizumura-Pence, Ray, and Sherrie Tucker. "Four Rehearsals and a Performance: Practice Based Research at AUMI-KU InterArts." Deep Listening Art/Science Conference, Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. July 10, 2014.


Lair, Liam, and Ashley Mog, "(Re)Thinking Futures: Exploring Embodiment and Community through Improvisation," Ohio State University “Queer Places, Practices, and Lives II” conference in Columbus, OH. May 16-17, 2014.


Tucker, Sherrie, Deborah Wong, and Martha Gonzales. "Improvising New Communities with Bodies in Motion Roundtable." Pop Conference, Experience Music Project, Seattle, WA. April 26, 2014.




Tucker, Sherrie, Michelle Heffner Hayes, Nicole Hodges Persley, and Haaheim Kip. "Laptop Music and Embodiment: Materializing the Ephemeral." Digital Humanities Forum 2013, Return to the Material, Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Kansas. September 14, 2013.


Born, Georgina, David Lametti, George Lipsitz, Kevin McNeilly, Daniel Weinstock, Jesse Stewart, and Sherrie Tucker. "Plenary Panel: Improvisation,Community, and Social Practice: Research Results Showcase." Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. September 4, 2013.




Tucker, Sherrie, Pauline Oliveros, Leaf Miller, Jaclyn Heyen, Gillian Siddall, Ellen Waterman, and Jonathan Sterne. "Disability Studies, Technology, and Improvisation." Skin, Surface, Circuit: Embodying the Improvisatory. McKay Centre School and McGill University, Montreal, Canada. June 14, 2012.




"Improvisation Across Abilities: Access through Music Technology," Introduction by Pauline Oliveros. Panel discussion moderated by Dr. Ellen Waterman. Responders: Jonas Braasch, Sherrie Tucker, Gillian Siddall, Larry Polansky, Neil Rolnick. Round Table with Doug Van Nort, Iris Hodgeson, Jacklyn Heyen, Leaf Miller, David Whalen, and Clara Tomaz. Cell Theatre, New York, NY. June 15, 2011


Jonas Braasch, Christine Sun Kim, Larry Polansky, Neil Rolnick, Gillian Siddall, Sherrie Tucker, and Ellen Waterman. "Improvisation Across Abilities: Access through Music Technology." Electroacoustic Music Studies Network and Electronic Music Foundation Conference, New York, NY. June 15, 2011.




Tucker, Sherrie, Pauline Oliveros, Gillian Siddall, Ellen Waterman, Leaf Miller, Jaclyn Heyen, Sergio Hazard, and Paula Josa-Jones. "Music Improvisation Software: An Interface for People with Disabilities." Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium, Guelph, ON, Canada. September 10, 2010.


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Performance this Friday!

Please join us Friday, August 11th at  5:30 for a 30-45 minute performance, followed by audience feedback and discussion.  The performance features Jesse Stewart and the Wooden Snap Dragons Ensemble.