Examples and Samples of Event Workshop Offerings

Basic / Intermediate Arranging

45 – 90 minutes. An introduction to common methods, “moments,” and textural components of vocal arranging. Intermediate class more deeply explores notation programs (including notational/engraving conventions), Reaper/DAW arranging, and strategies for interpretation. Equipment needs: sound system (for playing samples/examples) and projector/visual (for showing workspace/notation)

Basic / Intermediate Vocal Percussion

45 – 90 minutes. An introduction to basic sounds with an emphasis on style-specific grooves. Intermediate class expands on grooves, improvisation, and the role of the rhythm section. Equipment needs: microphone, amp; A/V preferable

Creative Rehearsing

60 – 90 minutes. Tips for choosing constructive warm-ups, developing aural skills through improvisation, and “best practices” for rehearsal. Longer class allows for extended discussion and examples. Equipment needs: keyboard, A/V preferable

The Art of A Cappella

2 hours/week for 15 weeks. Beginning-level instruction focusing on topics relating to contemporary a cappella style and practice. Includes group vocal technique, vocal percussion, DAW arranging, labeling and improvising over 4-chord pop-derived progressions, and a culminating concert. Equipment needs: keyboard, sound system (for playing samples/examples) and projector/visual (for showing workspace/notation)