At this writing, it is still likely that it will be unsafe to sing in person during spring quarter. Therefore, this course will continue to meet virtually and focus on developing individual, rather than collective, vocal skills. For spring quarter, we will specifically focus on learning improvisational singing, a practice with strong roots in jazz but applicable in many genres of music.
We will work from the book Scat! Vocal Improvisation Techniques by Bob Stoloff and Flight by Rhiannon, an audio interactive guide to vocal improv.
We will also learn the Evergreen school songs, Alma Mater Evergreen and the Geoduck Fight Song, and plan to perform them virtually at Commencement.
As always, no auditions are needed.
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 (a laptop or desktop computer is preferred), and reliable internet service. Students should expect to spend about two 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.