This is a music performance course in which we will use our skills as improvisers and composers to create musical works that advocate for social change. The course is open to all instrumentalists, including voice. A background with improvisation is preferred. We will work as a full ensemble and in small groups. Our research work in the course will engage ways that music, with and without words, can inspire grounded thinking pertaining to social change. This course will require weekly rehearsal outside of class, and response papers to listening and reading assignments. We will present a final concert of our work at the end of the semester.