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Headlands Community Folk Ensemble - Summer 2018 Session

Ports and harbors are places where culture and ideas are exchanged.  From Norweigan sea spells to Ukrainian Rusalka songs, Headlands Community Folk Ensemble is a vocal arts project exploring song traditions from Iceland, Eastern Europe, the British Isles, the Baltics, Scandinavia, and the Caucasus.  Following ancient trade routes over land and sea, we will also explore the folklore, history, and ethnographic context of each song while simultaneously developing our ensemble skills: blending, vocal placement and quality, pitch, pronunciation, and various vocal techniques unique to each tradition. Kristine Barrett directs the ensemble.

DETAILS

  • DATES: 8 Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00pm; July 10th-August 28th.
  • LOCATION: Sausalito Houseboats in Marin; address disclosed upon registration.
  • COST: $150-$200 sliding scale.
  • Though participation in the choir is by audition or invitation only, previous singing experience is not necessary. Persons interested in auditioning should send a simple raw a cappella audio (mp3) or video recording (online links) of one or two vocal pieces showcasing the singer's ability. All genders and ages are welcome.  Send inquiries and/or audition materials here.

AUDITIONS

Persons interested in auditioning should send raw a cappella audio (mp3) or video recordings (online links) of 1-2 vocal pieces showcasing the singer's ability and range along with a brief description of their singing background. Persons must be able to strongly maintain pitch, hold one's part, learn material by ear, and take musical direction. Previous experience singing Georgian music is not necessary. All genders and ages are welcome.

More information available here.