Shape-note Singing Intensive


Summer 2014 quarter (Session II)

Taught by

performance, voice, community studies

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. 

Program Details

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening and Weekend

Advertised schedule: Friday, August 1, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, August 9, Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, August 10, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (field trip) Monday, August 18, 6 to 8 p.m.


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Online Learning

Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online:


Date Revision
July 15th, 2014 Course cancelled due to low enrollment

Registration Information

Credits: 2 (Summer)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25


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