Singing Chord Progressions: A Workshop on Finding Vocal Harmonies w/ Anna Patton

  • November 20 - 27, 2023
  • The Parlor Room

    32 Masonic Street
    Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
Ticket Price $30.00-$50.00 This event is now over

The Parlor Room School of Music Presents:
Singing Chord Progressions: A Workshop of Finding Vocal Harmonies w/ Anna Patton
at The Parlor Room
November 20th & 27th
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Drop-in price: $30 GA / $20 MEMBERS
Bundle price ( 2 sessions): $50 GA / $ 30 MEMBERS

For singers and curious listeners; a workshop to sharpen the musical ears and explore finding, forming, and moving between chords vocally. Participants do not need to read music or come in with and understanding of chords and chord progressions, but this WILL be a somewhat more analytically-flavored Ear Training class than the series in October. Some activities will involve singing chords in the abstract and composing our own chord progressions. Then we will explore the chord progressions of some well-known and easily-learned songs and build group harmonies for those songs.

Anna Patton is a versatile clarinetist, singer, composer, arranger, and educator driven by musical curiosity. She is the co-founder of Zara Bode’s Little Big Band, in which she plays clarinet and writes the band’s arrangements. She also works with the internationally touring dance band Elixir, which plays American and Celtic fiddle tunes with a horn section, influenced by early jazz, R&B, and classical music. She has recorded albums as a solo artist and with Elixir, and appears on albums by many other artists including Julian Gerstin, Julie Vallimont, and Andrew VanNorstrand. She directs the Soubrette Jazz Choir based at the Vermont Jazz Center, which performs her creative arrangements of historical and contemporary American music.

Anna has a Masters of Music from New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Improvisation program, with a focus on Aural Skills, Composition, and Early Jazz. She is endlessly fascinated by how the ear makes sense of music and is excited to explore harmonies with participants at the Parlor Room


The Parlor Room Nonprofit and School of Music's mission is to: Promote a vibrant musical community in downtown Northampton, MA for musicians of all abilities and at all stages of their career. The Parlor Room will bring nationally touring and local acts to our listening room to provide an exceptional experience for the artist and audience and guide musicians and anyone interested in a career in the music industry through our school of music. Learn more at

The Parlor Room is a BYOB venue.  Tickets are non-refundable. 

The Parlor Room is located at 32 Masonic Street Northampton, MA 01060

Date & Time

Nov 20 - 27, 2023

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