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Augusta: Vocal Week
July 21, 2019 - July 26, 2019
The act of singing is itself one of humanity’s oldest and most powerful traditions, and many cultures’ songs are a gateway into deeper understanding of their ethos. Plus, they’re fun to sing! Vocal Week offers you a wealth of opportunities to join in. Participants will learn songs and techniques from a range of traditional cultures and contemporary styles, taught by nationally and internationally known workshop leaders. Taking good care of your voice will also be emphasized, along with workshops in voice technique and daily vocal warm-ups. Those at the beginning level can learn to master melodies and simple harmonies, while more experienced singers can get a challenging workout. Take week-long workshops during three periods each day, sample single-day “one shot” sessions during one period each afternoon, and sing in a large group during afternoon cultural sessions in the chapel. You can also enjoy evening song circles, concerts, and dances.
Vocal Week runs concurrently with Bluegrass Week; Arts, Crafts, & Folklore Workshops; Folk Arts for Kids; and Evening Mini-Courses. This is the first year of our Bluegrass Week and Vocal Week pairing, and we have some exciting plans in store. Participants can take advantage of both weeks by attending special events, afternoon electives, swapping songs in jam sessions, and sharing in the fun!