World Vocal Ensemble (MPF4126.01)

Kerry Ryer-Parke

This class is for confident, adventurous singers wishing to study and perform music from areas where group singing has strong roots in tradition.  We will explore different ways of producing vocal sound, such as the Balkan “hard voice”, the rounder sounds of South Africa, and the unusual tunings of Caucasus Georgia while learning about the secular and sacred functions of singing in each culture. Nick Brooke’s Singing Translation class will arrange pieces for us to sing from additional countries of interest. Songs will be taught by both ear and notation.  Some music literacy is required.

Auditions will take place on Wednesday, May 17 from 7:15pm – 7:45pm in Jennings 136. Please arrive at 7:15pm. Students will be notified via email and forms signed Thursday, May 18 9:00am -10:00am in Jennings 339.

Prerequisites: Audition or permission of instructor. Good ear; some music literacy required, balanced voice parts a necessity.
Credits: 2
W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
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