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V.I.N.E. 
Vocal Improvisation Network of Edmonton or Vocal Improvisation Nourishing Everyone gathers together singers to create spontaneous music works that will make your soul sing. Based on Circlesong singing we will work with structures and musical concepts (rhythm, melody, harmony, etc.) to develop skills needed to circlesing and improvise vocally with anyone or anything! We bring our improvisation into performances a few times per year. Performing is always optional and not a pre-requiste for joining the group.  

 V.I.N.E.  is thriving and growing. Weekly classes are continuing throughout the year as well as weekend workshops for all levels. We can also be found collaborating with others or putting on spontaneous gatherings.

 

MAKING ROOTS

Open for all voices and levels of experience but definitely for those who may be shy with their voice or want a little more time for developing skills like singing patterns, harmonies, rhythms and understanding the “roots” of Vocal Improvisation allowing you to spontaneously create music with others.

 

Wednesdays 7:00-8:15pm

Westwood Unitarian

11135 65 Avenue

 

Dates:

Drop-in "Taster" Class

January 10 - Sliding scale $10-20

 

Session 1 (8 weeks)

January 17, 24, 31

February 7, 14, 21, 28

March 7

Investment: $100

 

DROP-IN "Taster" Class

March 21 - Sliding scale $10-20

 

Session 2 (8 weeks)

April 4, 11, 18, 25

May 2, 9, 16, 23

Investment - $100

 

Special Price to register for both Making Roots Sessions 1 and 2

$180

 

V.I.N.E. – Integrated Class - Wednesdays 8:30-10PM

This class is open to all voices. There will be some skill building and exercises but the main focus will be finding ways to sing together within different improvisation structures. If you are new to singing and improv it may be be better to start with Making Roots but that is not always the case with everyone so please speak with me if you have any questions whether this class if for you.

Dates:

Drop-in "Taster" Class

January 10 - Sliding scale $10-20

 

Session 1 (8 weeks)

January 17, 24, 31

February 7, 14, 21, 28

March 7

Investment: $120

 

DROP-IN "Taster" Class

March 21 - Sliding scale $10-20

 

Session 2 (8 weeks)

April 4, 11, 18, 25

May 2, 9, 16, 23

Investment - $120

Special Price to register for both Integrated Sessions 1 and 2

$220

 

Digging Deep

This is for people who want to combine the Making Roots and Integrated Classes creating a class from 7-10pm on Wednesdays. It will be offered at a special rate

Session 1 (8 weeks) - $175

Session 2 (8 weeks) - $175

Both Sessions - $320

 

Branching Out

For more experienced voices who have solid foundations in vocal technique, singing harmonies, rhythms and singing parts independently. We will “branch out” into other areas, like complex harmony, odd time signatures, soloing, chord changes and performance structures while deepening the roots of generous and compassionate singing in community.

Saturday Workshop Series 

Westwood Unitarian

11135 65 Ave

January 13      1 - 4pm

February 10    2 - 5pm

March 17        1 - 4pm

April 14            1-4pm

May 5              1 - 4pm

Investment - $40 per class or register for the series of 5 for $175 

 

Other Workshops open to All Voices

Voice and Movement w/ Lin Snelling

Saturday, March 17 10am-12pm

$30 or $25 early registration by March 10 

 

Percussion and Voice w/ Dwayne Hrynkiw

Wednesday, March 14, 7-10pm

Class will be split into 2 sections

Section 1 - 7-8:15pm - Rhythms - Hands on rhythm making with drums and percussion instruments

$20 or $15 is registered by March 7

Section 2 - 8:30 -10pm - some hands on rhythmic making and improvisation with percussion

$25 or $20 if registered by March 7

or $35 for both sections or $30 if registered by March 7

 

Bass and Voice w/ Farley Scott

learning about the sounds, function, styles of the bass

Saturday, May 5, 10am to 12pm

$30 or $25 if registered by April 28

 

V.I.N.E. Season End Performance/Sharing/Co-Creation 

Saturday, May 26 7pm

 

Looking forward to another wonderful season of singing with V.I.N.E.!




Payment can be done by cash, cheque, email transfer or PayPal 

  As always, please do speak to me if finances are an issue. Scholarships are available. We sincerely would rather have you singing than not singing!

Thank you for your voices!
A heartfelt thanks for all who support V.I.N.E. with attendance, love and enthusiasm for all that
Vocal Improv has to offer!  


Please contact Karen with any questions you may have.


SING ON!

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