Open to members of any Upper Valley choral group, such as church, barbershop, shape-note, & concert choirs, who wish to develop their choral skills.
Fall term: Holding Your Own - How do you develop the choral skill of singing your own part while hearing all the other parts going around you? Drones, ostinatos, polyphony, harmony, rhythmic counterpoint, and dissonant play are all possible choral combinations we can explore. Following warm-ups that build vocal accuracy, we will practice singing and listening both “horizontally” and “vertically”. Conscious work on this skill is valuable to choral singers of every level. (Teens and adults; 15 weeks)
Spring term: Solfege Sight Reading - A chance to build up the knowledge base behind your singing, this skills class will help you sight-read with more confidence, both with rhythms and pitches. Singing from both the Jenson Sight Singing Course and other choral material, we’ll look at pulse, beat, meter, syncopation, major, minor, blues, and other scales and intervals. These skills will be immediately applicable in any choral group. (Teens and adults; 15 weeks)
Mondays 9 - 10 am in Thetford or Wednesdays 6 - 7 pm in Lebanon
Fall: Sept 10/12 - Jan 14/16; Spring Feb 4/6 - May 20/22
Faculty: Patricia Norton
Minimum Enrollment: 7