Singing Parallels: A Workshop on Finding Vocal Harmonies w/ Anna Patton at The Parlor Room

  • October 16 - 23, 2023
  • The Parlor Room

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

The Parlor Room School of Music Presents
Singing Parallels: A Workshop on Finding Vocal Harmonies w/ Anna Patton
at The Parlor Room
October 16th & 23rd 
5:00pm - 6:30pm

 

Drop-in price: $30 GA / $20 MEMBERS

Bundle (2 Sessions): Price: $50 GA / $30 MEMBERS

 

Finding Vocal Harmonies: 

An Ear Training 2-part workshop

For singers and curious listeners; a workshop to sharpen the musical ears and help us invent  and sing vocal harmonies. We’ll take songs that are easy to pick up and/or well-known (folk songs, popular songs, pub-style singalongs, etc.) and sing our way into the mysteries of what makes their harmonies tick. There will be some “music theory” in this class, but we will keep it to a homeopathic dose, concentrating on ears, voices, and intuition. Participants do not need to read music or have any musical training. Folks who took the class last spring will find this a good follow-up for continuing to hone those skills with different songs and strategies that will be both familiar and new. Brand new folks are of course welcome too!

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 parlorroom.org.

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

Oct 16 - 23, 2023

Venue Details

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