Advanced Musical Improv - Stacey Smith




Advanced Musical Improv is a workshop for students already familiar with the basics of Musical Improv, and are looking to expand their toolbox - or just polish the skills they already have! Focusing on song genre, creating memorable choruses, and putting it all together into musical magic. We will experiement with both organic and narrative forms as well as touching upon many others!


Stacey Smith is a loud Long Islander who just relocated back to Chicago by way of Boston where she was the Comedy School Manager at ImprovBoston, in addition to a cast member in both their Music Improv Cast and Mainstage cast. Stacey currently teaches at Second City and iO, and performs weekly at iO in The Musical Armando and The Deltones. Stacey performed in many theatricals at The Second City, including Life Hacks, #DateMe and two cruise contracts on The Norwegian Breakaway. Stacey recently toured her solo musical improv show STACEJAM and taught musical improv in Bulgaria, Germany, Amsterdam, Greece, Belgium, France, Norway, Italy and Denmark. She is also the creator of The Chicago Musical Improv Festival. To find out more, check her out at