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2019 Spring Class
A Capella Singers
Instructor: Kathleen Jameson
Thursdays • 3/21-5/9 • 10:15 AM-12:15 PM
Remember singing in your high school or college choir, or wishing that you had? It’s never too late! Let’s try to revive that joy of making music together, expressing ourselves through the act of singing with others. As a choir director, I especially loved working with a capella groups. The absence of accompaniment helps singers learn to hear the harmonies and blend their voices together in a true ensemble. It also eliminates the group’s dependence on a pianist or need to practice in a place that has a piano. We will learn some madrigals and other works from a long lost time, when evening entertainment consisted of family members and friends gathering around a table and singing together after dinner. The harmonies were somewhat different then; the music is somehow haunting and soulful. We may do some more modern pieces as well. The voice is a musical instrument that everyone owns, and is a wonderful gateway to all things musical. I look forward to working with you in a singing ensemble where we will sing and grow and learn together. Classroom
Class size 12-24 students
9 seats remaining
Kathleen Jameson enjoyed a long career in education, including 25 years of teaching and directing choirs at various age levels. Her high school choirs earned high honors at festivals and competitions, performed extensively in their communities, and were enthusiastically received at Disneyland, Sea World, and Pepperdine University while on tour.
As Performing Arts Dept Chair at Albuquerque Academy and Supervisor of Vocal Music for the Colorado Springs Public Schools, she oversaw dozens of choral teachers and hosted large choral festivals. Her most poignant experience as a teacher was with the Flagstaff High School Choraliers, a group that performed mostly A Capella and sounded like a choir of angels.