Shape-note Singing Intensive


Summer 2014 quarter

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. 

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

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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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