Rediscovering Early American Vocal Music (MPF2203.01)

Stephen Higa

In this workshop, we will form a performance group to explore ancient Americana:  17th-century psalmody, shape-note music, Shaker chants, revival and gospel tunes, Victorian hymns, spirituals, music of California and the Southwest, etc.  Some of this music will come directly from forgotten, crumbling 19th-century songbooks, so we must resurrect this music quickly before it literally dissolves away!  Everyone must sing;  acoustic instruments are optional but welcome.  Ability to read music is helpful but not required.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 2
W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 10
This course is categorized as 2000, All courses, Performance, Stephen Higa, Two Credit, and tagged , , , .