Ford, M. (2021). Fischlin, Daniel and Eric Porter (eds). 2020. Playing for Keeps: Improvisation in the Aftermath. Durham: Duke University Press . Current Musicology, 107, 210–218. https://doi.org/10.52214/cm.v107i.6886
Mike Ford is a PhD candidate in Historical Musicology at Columbia University. His research focuses on improvisation in non-musical settings such as corporate management and agile startups. By transposing understandings of musical improvisation from musicology and critical improvisation studies, his research provides insights into the day-to-day decisions, activities, and thinking of business leaders and founders.
Mike has presented his research at regional, national, and international conferences and his work has been published on four continents. Prior to Columbia, Mike completed an MA in Musicology at Rutgers University and a BMus in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Pretoria.