Wednesdays, August 12, 19, 26 & September 2; 7:30-8:30pm Eastern time
Cost: $125 per 4-week session
If you plan to attend this class, please register by 5pm on August 11th so we have time to get you the info to join the session on Zoom. Please read our workshop registration & cancellation policies here.
Spirituals: A musical journey through the triumphant hope and strength of Black people in America
The objectives of this vocal group class are:
● Learn Vocal techniques and foundation strategies to help improve and maintain tone and
● Connect and bond with others while learning and engaging with timeless therapeutic classics of the past.
● Develop harmonic capacity by singing 2, 3 and 4 part harmony.
Optionally, you'll be able to learn and record one chorus of a song (at home with your cell phone), and have it professionally mixed & mastered (for an additional $20 fee).
Repertoire will be selected from the following:
Amazing Grace, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Oh Happy Day, Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve seen, Steal Away to Jesus, Come By Here, Go Tell it on the Mountain, Soon and very Soon, Wade in the Water.
This class is geared for vocal beginners, but singers of all levels are welcome.
For this class, you'll need:
- A computer or tablet with a webcam, connected to the internet, with Zoom installed.
- A smartphone or other device with voice recording abilities
- Headphones/earbuds are recommended, though not required.
Born in Atlanta, raised in Nigeria, Ayo is an artist who has previously performed with big names like Chance the Rapper, Andrea Day, Common, and more. She is currently a Strathmore Artist-in-Residence and is pursuing her Masters in music at Howard University. Despite her challenges navigating life as a young Nigerian woman in today's society, Ayo has used her experiences to define her music. Her smooth pop vocals channel messages of empowerment and even address important political issues of the times. Ayo has experience as an educator with Teach For America, and was featured as a soloist in NPR's Tiny Desk Concert, the opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, DC, and was featured as a composer at the Kennedy Center's prestigious residency, Betty Carter Jazz Ahead. Find out more at ayoofficial.com
This online workshop will be held on the Zoom platform. You will need a computer with a webcam (preferred), or a smartphone or tablet. Instructions on how to join the "meeting" will be emailed to participants before the session (usually the day before). To view basic tutorials on how Zoom works, click here. Please have the Zoom program (the free version is fine) installed on your device and tested before you join the session.
Questions about this workshop? Email us.