Frequent Small Meals presents
moira smiley & VOCO
vocal workshop

Saturday, August 1, 2009
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
in the Frequent Small Meals performance space
located at 522 Grant St SE, 30312 (in Atlanta's Grant Park)

[VOCO also performs, with Andy Ditzler and Elise Witt, at Eyedrum on Friday, July 31!]

"This is a truly phenomenal act, combining the energy of urban street singing with first-rate musicianship, folk roots and traditions from throughout the world. Their body percussion sets are a sight to behold" - Folkworks Magazine

2007 National a cappella Champions

Hear VOCO samples here.

What will happen at the vocal workshop?

performs 2 - 4 songs, representing a range of vocal styles, a cappella, accompanied, improvised.
2. VOCO runs through carefully chosen vocal & physical
warming up exercises.
3. VOCO leads
exercises to develop a broader sense of vocal timbre possibilities:
        "call-response" exercises with group &/or individual participants
        Discuss geographical and historic orientation for folk styles
        Encourage students to think playfully, improvise, listen to others
Teach songs: arrangements or pure form of traditional folk song from Eastern Europe and/or North America OR original & modern material. Notes, inflections, vocal style, ensemble practice and vocal technique are included.
Teach percussive movement (body percussion).
6. Do
Improvisation Exercises to build ideas for group and individual comfort with improvising.
7. Do
step-by-step vocal arrangement of a known or simple song.

Read more about VOCO's teaching experience Read recommendations from those who have experienced VOCO's workshops

Cost: $40 per person
All proceeds to the musicians.

To reserve via Paypal:
Click here, scroll to August 1 and click on the Paypal link.

To reserve via mail:
Make check payable to Moira Smiley and mail to:
Moira Smiley
c/o Andy Ditzler
522 Grant St. SE
Atlanta GA 30312

Frequent Small Meals performance space:
522 Grant St SE, Atlanta, GA, 30312
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