Unfortunately, singing together in person is not yet safe and singing synchronously together online is not yet practical. However, we can still build our vocal and musical skills together and virtually participate in ensemble singing. In winter quarter, the Evergreen Singers will study the history and practices of shape note singing from The Sacred Harp, a uniquely American tradition of social singing. We will create our own Virtual Choir performance, and we will learn to participate in the “Zinging” events that the Sacred Harp community has been holding on Zoom during the pandemic in order to stay connected to each other and the music they love.
This course will meet entirely on line for winter quarter. No auditions are necessary. To successfully participate in this course, students will need access to a private place where they can sing and practice voice exercises without inhibition, a reliable device for internet access (something more robust than a cell phone is desirable), and reliable internet service. Students should expect to spend about 2 hours in synchronous learning each week using Zoom and Canvas. Students who have obstacles to regular attendance should notify faculty as soon as possible to develop a plan for alternate assignments.