2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Shape-Note Singing Intensive

Summer 2013 quarter

Marla Elliott performance, voice, community studies
Fields of Study
American studies and music
Preparatory for studies or careers in

Shape note music has captivated and inspired American singers for two hundred years.  Its dissonant harmonies and full-throated vocal style have led to the label “gospel-punk”.  In this short, intensive course we will learn the basics of this music and its practices, and then travel to Buckley, Washington to participate in an All-Day Singing event. All skill levels are welcome.  Students can expect to improve their music literacy, vocal strength, and sight-singing skills; they will also learn about the history of American hymnody. 

Advertised Schedule
6-8p Fri, 10a-4p Sat/Sun (Aug 9-11) plus a Sat., Aug. 17 field trip to Buckley, WA, from 7a to about 5p
Online Learning
No Required Online Learning
Greener Store
Required Fees
$5 for supplies plus $10 for event travel
Offered During
Evening and Weekend