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What Every Choral Singer Needs to Know – in 4 Easy Lessons! (For 5th Graders to Adults)

September 14, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 5, 2016

Join us at 5:45 pm for our Wednesdays Together Fellowship Dinner and stay for this program of music and fun led by Jenny Anderson.

In her book, Imperfect Harmony, Stacy Horn writes: “I used to think choir singing was only was for nerds and church people….Singing might be our most perfect drug; the ultimate mood regulator, lowering rates of anxiety, depression and loneliness, while at the same time amplifying happiness and joy, with no discernible, unpleasant side effects. The nerds and the church people had it right.”

The good news is that the singing “drug” is available to all! Some people think you have to be a stellar musician to be in our (or any other) choir. This is simply not true! However, to get the most out of singing there ARE some basic music-reading skills you can acquire so that will give you confidence and make you an asset to any choir.

In this class, Jenny Anderson boils music reading down to the three most important skills you need to become a confident choral singer. We will cover a different skill in each of the first three weeks, and then put all these skills together in the fourth week.

  • September 14 – Where AM I? (Following a choral score) Week one bonus: lots of cool Italian words to impress your friends with!
  • September 21 – How long do I hold that note? (Counting rhythms)
  • September 28- How high is that note? (Reading pitches)
  • October 5 – Putting it all together: Practice, practice, practice!

This series of classes is for those who have never read music before, for those who used to read music but are a little rusty, and for those that just want to hone their skills. Whether you hang out with the “nerds and the church people” in one of our choirs, or you just want to get better at reading music, this class is for you!



September 14, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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United Church of Chapel Hill
1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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