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JAZZ 805 - Circle Singing Ensemble

HC CNDP
2 credits
This performance-based ensemble will utilize circle-singing methods similar to those developed by Bobby McFerrin in his group Voicestra. Students will learn: The art of spontaneous song creation and composition A deeper set of vocal improvisational skills How to listen effectively in a group How to get out of the “soloist” mindset to focus on becoming one voice in a section or choirThe choir will also sing arrangements exploring the jazz diaspora, R&B, and world music, while allowing room for improvisation. The course will require and foster strong reading and rhythmic skills while further enforcing the concepts of group singing.



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